For the icing
2 packages cream cheese softened
1/4 cup butter softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla (though think I would use more next time)
Preheat oven to 350 and grease cookie sheets. Mix together the sugar, oil, and applesauce. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix together the dry ingredients. Then slowly add the wet to the dry. Drop in tablespoons onto the cookie sheet and cook for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool completely on wire racks.
For the icing mix all ingredients, add to cooled cookies, viola, pumpkin whoopie pies!