Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

margaret fisher


Every year my town has an apple/pumpkin baking contest. As a matter of pride I've been entering it for the past three. The first year I didn't place...then last year I got third place in apple. This year I got second prize with this one.

I like to add some ground nutmeg and ginger to both batter and filling for extra spice. For Halloween, pipe jack-o-lantern faces onto pies.

note: This recipe is ripe for variation. You can use any cake mix and tweak the filling to taste. I recently used a chocolate mix and ended up with essentially what were home-made fudge rounds.

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I've been a fan of whoopie pies for years and will definitely be serving these at my harvest party. The spice cake pies combined with the sweet filling, have all the fall flavors I love. Delish! The Test Kitchen


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15 Min
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1 box
supermoist spice cake mix
1 c
canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 c
butter, softened
1/4 c


3 c
confectioners/powdered sugar
1 stick
butter, softened
1 pkg
cream cheese, softened; 8 oz.
1 tsp

How to Make Pumpkin Whoopie Pies


  • 1Preheat oven to 375. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  • 2In large bowl beat cookie ingredients on medium until smooth.
  • 3Using ice cream scoop (2 tablespoon size), drop batter two inches apart on sheet. Using damp hand, gently smooth out dough.
  • 4Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set. Cool 5 minutes; remove from sheet to cooling racks.
  • 5Cool completely; about 15 minutes.
  • 6Make filling. Sift sugar into bowl and set aside.
  • 7In second bowl, beat butter until completely smooth (no lumps remaining) and then add cream cheese and vanilla. Beat again until well combined and smooth, but do not over-beat or it will lose structure. (Filling can be made a day ahead and stored in fridge tightly covered. Let filling soften at room temperature before using.)
  • 8For each pie spread about 1 generous tablespoon of filling on bottom of one cooled cookie. Top with second cookie, bottom side down. Gently press cookies together until filling spreads out to edge of pie.
  • 9Put pies in fridge for about 30 minutes to firm up before serving.

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About Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Course/Dish: Cakes, Pies, Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Halloween Treats
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #pumpkin, #halloween

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