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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Time: 1 hr

Kid Friendly Tasks: Cookie Sandwicher

In honor of our pumpkin picking and decorating this past weekend I made these pumpkin cookies to take along. Who doesn’t love whoopie pies, especially ones like these, that have marshmallow filling? I liked them so much I used the filling in a pumpkin spiced donut I made as a follow up. Even in 80 degree fall weather, nothing beats a pumpkin treat and cider. Try these out and I think you’ll agree.

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Pumpkin Cookies with Walnuts and Raisins

Pumpkin Cookies with Walnuts and Raisins

Serves: 6-8

Time: 25 mins

Freezes: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Stirring

These aren’t seasonal, but I actually like pumpkin treats any time of year. Plus, last year I made about 13 jars of pureed pumpkin to freeze and I still have 5 jars left to use up. (Each year I get cheese pumpkins from the farmer’s market, bake them and then puree the pumpkin flesh. It makes the best canned pumpkin you’ve ever tasted. Easy to do once per year and so much better than Libby’s) So I have a couple of different pumpkin cookies I’ve made. One set is a fantastic pumpkin whoopie pie cookie and these are the other.

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Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Serves: 6-8

Time: 1.5 hrs

Freezes: Yes

Reheats: No

Kid Friendly Tasks: Batter Mixing

I wanted something hearty and winter like for un-dessert. Un-dessert is when you eat something sweet (and this might as well be cake let’s face it for the amount of sugar involved), but it’s not technically dessert. Good banana bread or zucchini bread is the same for me. I love this pumpkin bread as a snack or with tea. It is the epitome of pumpkin dessert flavor in my book, right up there with pumpkin doughnuts (but much less messy to make) and pumpkin pie. I always eat mine with a pat of butter or a dab of cream cheese.

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Betty's Pumpkin Love

Betty’s Pumpkin Love

Serves: 5-6

Time: about 2 hrs total

Reheats: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Streusel Spreaders

I have to hand it to Betty’s, even the name sounds delicious. Who wouldn’t want to eat something called pumpkin love on a cold fall day? It promises a cozy hug in pumpkin form and actually, it delivers. This dessert is one of my husband’s favorites (which, given his sweet tooth is a bit of a long list, but it’s definitely up there in the top 10.) and it’s inspired by a dessert called “pumpkin love” (ie pumpkin custard with a streusel topping) served at a local hip restaurant called Betty’s.

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