Easy Sugar Cookies


A cake? A cookie? No, it’s a whoopie pie (SF Gate)

A cake? A cookie? No, it’s a whoopie pie

The quintessential whoopie pie is chocolate cake with a white frosting often
made of marshmallow fluff or vegetable shortening. Sugar pumpkin puree is
delicious when you go to the trouble to make it, but canned pumpkin is easy
and more consistent. (For recommendations from The Chronicle’s Taster’s Choice
panel, see Page G2.) Don’t buy the canned pumpkin with added spices. Many
recipes say to remove cookies from the baking sheet and let them cool on a
wire rack, but pastry chefs in restaurants and bakeries don’t do that. Caramel
Filling8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup cold caramel sauce,
homemade or store bought2 ounces (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened–
Large pinch kosher saltCake1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking
powder1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1 teaspoon ground
cinnamon1 teaspoon ground ginger2 large eggs 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup
firmly packed dark brown sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup pumpkin
pureeAssembly2 tablespoons finely diced candied (crystallized) ginger 1/4 cup
cocoa nibs, optional (see Note)For the filling: In another bowl, whisk
together the eggs, sugars, oil and pumpkin puree. Place 1 tablespoon mounds of
batter …

SF Gate

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