Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Two pumpkin cake cookies with a delicious maple cinnamon cream cheese filling layered in between. Ever since I made Chocolate Whoopie Pies for the first time back in September I have been waiting to make these pumpkin whoopie pies. They are so perfect this time of year, come on, you know you want one! 😉

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Two pumpkin cake cookies with a delicious maple cinnamon cream cheese filling layered in between.

Yield: 30 whoopie pies


For the Whoopie Pies:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon ginger
1 tablespoon cloves
2 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups chilled pumpkin puree
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Maple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling:
3 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon pure maple extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves together and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the brown sugar and oil together until combined. Add the pumpkin puree and mix to combine thoroughly. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix until completely combined.
Drop heaping tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, about 1-inch apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the cookies are just starting to crack on top and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cookie comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool completely on the pan while you make the filling.
Sift confectioners sugar into a medium bowl and set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until it is completely smooth, with no visible lumps. Add cream cheese and beat until combined.
Add confectioners sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth.
Turn half of the cooled cookies upside down, flat side facing up.
Use a tablespoon to drop a large dollop of filling onto the flat side of the cookie. Place another cookie, flat side down, on top of the filling. Press down slightly so that the filling spreads to the edges of the cookie. Repeat until all cookies are used. Place whoopie pies into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up before serving.

Source: adapted from Baked: New Frontiers In Baking

28 Responses to “Pumpkin Whoopie Pies”

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    Leslie — November 7, 2010 @ 9:33 am

    About how many whoopie pies will the recipe make? They look delicious!

    • Christina replied: — November 7th, 2010 @ 9:46 am

      Thank you! The recipe makes about 30 whoopie pies.

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    thehoneybunny — November 7, 2010 @ 10:46 am

    do you really mean “whisk” all the ingredients? wouldn’t it be easier to make this in a KitchenAid? is there something about the ingredients where you must whisk or it won’t turn out well?

    • Christina replied: — November 7th, 2010 @ 10:56 am

      You can mix these with the stand mixer, in fact, I changed the directions because I think that it would be less work to put it in the stand mixer. 🙂

  3. #
    Cherine — November 7, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

    Wonderful whoopie pies! A fabulous treat!

  4. #
    Lucie — November 7, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

    These are so cute! They look absolutely delicious. I had my first pumpkin whoopie pie at an Amish stand during a street fair in New York…and still have fond memories of it! A great recipe when you feel like something nice and sweet to snack on.

  5. #
    ezsrecipes — November 7, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

    These are so much fun! I love stuff with pumpkin in it! They look delicious.

  6. #
    torviewtoronto — November 7, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

    delicious looks yummy
    I made the same 🙂

    • Christina replied: — November 7th, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

      Didn’t you just love these whoopie pies?! Yummy! Of course I think everything out of the Baked cookbook is amazing…it is probably one of my favorite cookbooks. I need to go out and purchase their new one too!

  7. #
    Angi — November 7, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

    Yum!! I love all things pumpkin. And of course whoopie pies just because they’re funny 🙂 How did your marathon go? Did the Brewer’s bars taste as good after as you hoped? 🙂

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    Jelly Shot Test Kitchen — November 7, 2010 @ 4:57 pm

    Mmmmmm . . . pumpkin . . . thats what I’m talking about! These whoopie look incredible! Soft and a squooshy, but comfortably substantial! Cheers, Michelle

  9. #
    mydanishkitchen — November 8, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

    Whoopie Pies anything, chocolate, pumpking…I’ll take one.

  10. #
    jennynoowyn — November 9, 2010 @ 3:58 am

    yes please! :p

  11. #
    Alissa @ Not Just Apples — November 9, 2010 @ 7:22 am

    yummy! these sound and look so good 🙂

  12. #
    Annie's Dish — November 9, 2010 @ 8:04 am

    Those are perfect for this time of year!

  13. #
    nancy@skinnykitchen — November 9, 2010 @ 9:45 am

    I love all things pumpkin and these look adorable and delicious too!

  14. #
    shannon abdollmohammadi — November 9, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

    Wow, I love the look and the flavor combo. Congrats on making foodbuzz top 9..well deserved indeed!

  15. #
    Rhonda — November 9, 2010 @ 11:33 pm

    These look delicious. I am definately going to try this recipe. I am so glad I found these on the TOP 9.

  16. #
    Kristen — November 12, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

    This recipe is incredible! I made them last night for a lunch event today and everyone has loved them! Three people have already asked me for the recipe. I’ll be directing them to your site. =)

    I might need one for a snack right about now…

    • Christina replied: — November 13th, 2010 @ 6:19 pm

      Thanks so much for letting me know that you enjoyed them! I love to hear it! Those pumpkin whoopie pies were incredible…wish I had one right now! 🙂

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    Diandra — March 16, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    These look delicious!! I love using pumpkin in recipes, its such a great flavor and always adds a unique twist. I plan on trying these out soon.
    Thanks for the great Recipe!

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