In the five-year anniversary issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine, it lists some of the favorite recipes over the years in each category, and two of the desserts are pumpkin: whoopie pies and cupcakes. I made these pumpkin whoopie pies in Arizona where they disappeared in short order (less than 24 hours), some with frosting, some without. They were good, but the best in five years, I don't know about that. I think it may have gotten the nod because the recipe is fun and something different. Pumpkin whoopie pie recipes are all over the Internet, so she may have been the first with lots and lots of imitators.
The recipe only makes 12 cookies so I made them very small since it is actually two cookies with a cream cheese frosting center.
The upgraded photography in the Arizona blogs is thanks to Robin. A better photographer with a better camera and I cannot say it enough - a state with much better weather in January than Virginia.