Peaches and Cream Whoopie Pies

Every season I love to take advantage of all of the fresh produce that you can find at the local farmers markets and grocery stores. Peaches are one of my favorite fruits. Every summer I anxiously wait for peach season to arrive. Biting into that first juicy peach of the season is just heavenly.

I remember growing up every summer my parents would pack up the minivan and we would drive down south to visit my mom’s side of the family. As soon as we would pass the Alabama state line I would search for roadside stands selling boiled peanuts and Georgia peaches. I loved stopping at those road side stands! We would always stop to look at the delicious produce and would never leave without picking up at least a few bags of goodies. To this day, every time I see the first peaches of the season I always think back to that overwhelming joy I felt when we would stop at those roadside stands.

Maybe I went a little crazy at the farmers market last weekend but when I saw those incredible peaches I just had to buy a few bags. I have been throwing them into lunch bags, eating them out of hand, grilling and baking with them. I remember making some incredible Strawberry Whoppie Pies in May and knew that I had to make a whoopie pie with freshly chopped peaches baked right in. I went to work on tweaking the strawberry whoopie pie recipe to create these Peaches and Cream Whoopie Pies with a heavenly peach cream cheese filling sandwiched in between.

The result was incredible! Fresh peaches are pureed and added to the whoopie pie batter and the filling making them a wonderful dessert for summer.

Peaches and Cream Whoopie Pies

Yield: about 24 whoopie pies

Ingredients:

For the Peach Whoopie Pies:
1 cup (5 ounces) peeled and quartered peaches (ripe but firm)
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups light brown sugar
2/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 large eggs

For the Peach Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons peach schnapps
2 tablespoons finely chopped peaches (ripe but firm)

Directions:

In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, pulse peaches in short bursts just until they are chopped into small pieces (not pureed) and set aside.
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine brown sugar and oil. Mix well, breaking up any lumps in sugar. Mix in the chopped peaches and heavy cream until combined, then mix in eggs, one at a time, just until combined. Fold in flour mixture in two parts, being careful not to overwork the batter. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Drop heaping tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, about 2-inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the tops feel firm and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cookie comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the peach cream cheese filling: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Add vanilla extract, peach schnapps and finely chopped peaches and beat until combined.
To assemble, turn half of the cooled cookies upside down, flat side facing up. Drop a large dollop of filling onto the flat side of the cookie, leaving a 1/4-inch plain edge. 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.

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27 Responses to “Peaches and Cream Whoopie Pies”

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    Erin — August 3, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    Oh my these immediately caught my attention!

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    Caroline — August 3, 2011 @ 12:22 pm

    Nothing wrong with going overboard at the farmer’s market! I do it all of the time. I seriously need to go buy some peaches before the season is over. I’ve been itching to cook/bake with them. These whoopie pies look scrumptious!

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    Ryan — August 3, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    These look awesome! I love the idea of peach whoopie pies– they sound delicious with the cream cheese frosting and I’m totally with you on the peach love!

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — August 3, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    I’m so digging all the peach recipes.

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    briarrose — August 3, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    I have never seen a peach flavored version before. Love it!

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    The Teenage Taste — August 3, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    I made Chocolate and Red Velvet whoopie pies a few months ago and they were delicious. However these look even more so! I’m loving all the peachy recipes! :-D

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    jennknee — August 3, 2011 @ 2:26 pm

    I was just thinking of making Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies…but these look like they would hit the whoopie pie spot even more!!

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    Amy — August 3, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    Wow, these look amazing! The cookie part looks soooo chewy and I love the idea that you have peach in the filling too.

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    Maris (In Good taste) — August 3, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    I wish it was me who had that bite! They look amazing!

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    Jenny — August 3, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Wow these look amazing, I love peaches

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    happywhennothungry — August 3, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

    Wow these whoopie pies look amazing! I’ve never seen peaches and cream ones. YUM!

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    Nicole — August 3, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    What a creative recipe!! And they look SO good!

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    Rach @ This Italian Family — August 4, 2011 @ 12:20 am

    So pretty and summery!

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    Kathleen — August 4, 2011 @ 1:01 am

    These are so on the top of my make soon list!

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    katshealthcorner — August 4, 2011 @ 2:22 am

    I am in love.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — August 4, 2011 @ 9:31 am

    I’m kind of obsessed with all your peach recipes and these are no different!

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    Candace — August 4, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    I’m making a trip to my local peach orchard tomorrow to pick some fresh peaches. This is the first thing on my list to make with those!! Looks wonderful. Thanks :)

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    Carolyn — August 4, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

    You’ve been doing a lot of peach recipes lately. Guess you are making the most of peach season! Not that I blame you. These whoopie pies look DELISH!

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    stefi25 — August 4, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    So unique! These look great. Yum!

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    Angie — September 4, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    I made these today! They are wonderful.

    • Christina replied: — September 7th, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

      This is one of my favorite summer recipes! :D I am so glad that you enjoyed them!

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    Janet Seagrist — July 22, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    didn’t realize you could make peach whoopie pies, but I definitely are going to try them now that fresh peaches are available in SC

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