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Ingredients

2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1-1/2 cups solid pack pumpkin
2 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 egg white
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup shortening

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheets. Combine the oil and brown sugar. Mix in the pumpkin and eggs, beating well. Add the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix well. Drop dough by heaping teaspoons onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. While cookies are cooling, make filling. Then make sandwiches from two cookies filled with Whoopie Pie Filling. To Make Whoopie Pie Filling: Beat egg white and mix with the milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Mix well, then beat in the shortening and the remaining cup of confectioners' sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.

Joni K. Cross
Cambridge



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