I made these with the intention of taking them to Bella's class as pictured, but instead we opted to just ice the top of each cookie (because if we wouldn't have done that, there wouldn't have been any left for us to eat.) Sean even came home the next day in a panic, thinking I had given them all to Bella's class and not saved any for us. They are that crave-worthy. However, true to my nature, I had 4 perfect little schmeckens saved away, ready to eat.
Anyhow, I made these into mini Eff Yeah pies because I like my food to be a little more manageable. You can certainly make these bigger if you so choose, but make sure you adjust your baking time by about 4 to 6 minutes.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Tbs pumpkin pie spice
- 2 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup canola oil
- 2 egg substitutes (I use Ener-G)
- 1 Can pumpkin puree or 2 cups fresh pumpkin, pureed
- 1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine the dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, cream together the brown sugar, canola oil and egg substitutes. Add in the pumpkin puree and vanilla and beat together until smooth.
Then slowly add in the dry ingredients, scraping the sides occasionally.
Drop by 1 oz. scoop (1 rounded tsp. equivalent) onto parchment paper lined baking sheets.
Bake for about 10 minutes.
Remove from sheet and cool on wire racks.
ALT: To make bigger Eff Yeah pies, drop by rounded Tbs. onto baking sheets. Bake for 14-16 minutes.
1/2 cup nonhydrogenated shortening
1/2 cup Earth Balance butter
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted if clumpy
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup plain soy milk, almond milk, or soy creamer
Beat the shortening and Earth Balance together until well combined and fluffy. Add the sugar and beat for about 3 more minutes.
Add the vanilla, cinnamon and milk, and beat for another 5 to 7 minutes until fluffy.
Once the cookies have cooled, spread or pipe buttercream liberally onto the flat side of one cookie. Place the flat side of another cookie onto the buttercream to create a decadent Eff Yeah sandwich of awesomeness.
Eat that one. I won't tell.
Now, prepare the rest. Wrap in wax paper to store.