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Jack-o'-Lantern Whoopie Pies

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Jack-o'-Lantern Whoopie Pies
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 16
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On the occasion of Halloween, treat your guests with these delicious pies made using pumpkin, Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ cake mix, and Betty Crocker™ icing—a perfect dessert.
Updated Sep 24, 2020

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ spice cake mix
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Betty Crocker™ neon orange gel food color

Filling

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 4 oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 tube (4.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ black decorating icing
  • 1 tube (4.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ green decorating icing
  • Betty Crocker™ decorating tips (for use with Betty Crocker™ decorating icing)

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat cookie ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Using (2 tablespoon-size) ice cream scoop, drop batter 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets. With damp hands, gently smooth out dough.
  • 2
    Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, beat 1/4 cup butter and the cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar; beat until blended. Stir in maple extract.
  • 4
    For each pie, spread about 1 generous tablespoon filling on bottom of 1 cooled cookie. Top with second cookie, bottom side down; gently press cookies together.
  • 5
    Using black decorating icing, pipe jack-o’-lantern faces. Using green decorating icing, pipe jack-o’-lantern stems on tops of pies.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    The texture of these pies is exceptionally soft. They’re best stored tightly covered in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

313 Calories, 14g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 49g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
313
Total Fat
14g
0%
Saturated Fat
8g
0%
Sodium
342mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
49g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1/2g
0%
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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