It's that time of year again. Time for everything pumpkin. These soft pumpkin cookies sandwich a light and fluffy cream cheese filling. They are delicious. The original recipe is for mini whoopie pies but in order to maintain a consistent size, I used the ice cream scoop I already had. These came out to be good sized cookies. I used a piping bag to easily add the filling to the back of half the cookies. If the filling is too soft, just refrigerate the cookies for about 20 minutes to firm it up. Recipe from cooks.com.
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
BAKE for 10 to 13 minutes or until springy to the touch. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar