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Fluffy Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies

These Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are hands-down my favorite fall dessert! They come together super quick, combining all the best flavors of fall! 

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Thanksgiving Desserts

With Thanksgiving coming up before we know it, we decided to whip up the perfect dessert. These pumpkin-spice whoopie pies are delicious and easy. Plus, the frosting adds a creamy and sweet filling that just can’t be beat! This is definitely one of my new favorite fall recipes, and I’m so excited to share it with you!

Plate of pumpkin whoopie pies

Best Fall Desserts

Fall has always been my favorite season, hands-down! Between going to the pumpkin patch and decorating the porch for fall, I’m obsessed! And course, the fact that it’s pumpkin spice season doesn’t hurt either!

These whoopie pies are the perfect dessert, and they bring together the flavors of fall in such a fun way! You can easily spruce up these cute pies by setting out caramel sauce to drizzle on top. For a bonus, we love that these will make your house smell amazing while they are baking!

ingredients for pumpkin whoopie pies

How to Make Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

These pies are perfect for any holiday party, so get creative with your setup! You can easily make a small tower, use the pies as place settings with a small name card, or wrap them individually as little party favors.

Get started by mixing together salt, baking powder, baking soda, flour, clove, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, mix together brown sugar and oil until uniform, then add pumpkin puree, eggs, vanilla extract, and mix. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, adding a little flour at at a time, until uniform. Once the batter is ready, scoop the mixture with an ice cream scoop with a release mechanism, and place 1 inch apart on baking sheets. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

pumpkin whoopie pie cookie

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Of course, these wouldn’t be whoopie pies without a filling! To make cream cheese frosting, put powdered sugar in a large bowl, and set aside. In your mixer, beat room-temperature butter until smooth (make sure there are no lumps), then add cream cheese, maple syrup, and bourbon, and beat until uniform. Add powdered sugar a little at a time, and beat until mixed to a smooth consistency. Transfer frosting into a piping bag and cut a medium-sized hole on the end. Once cakes have cooled, add a large dollop of frosting, working in a circular motion, to each cake. Top, and push down gently to fill out center of each whoopie pie. Refrigerate for 3o minutes to an hour, and these little desserts are ready to serve!

Perfect Fall Dessert

With just a few ingredients and steps, these whoopie pies come together! I am seriously hooked! This is such a fun dessert for fall, but I fully believe pumpkin can be for any time of year. ;) What would you serve this dessert for? Tell me in the comments below!

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FLUFFY PUMPKIN-SPICE WHOOPIE PIES RECIPE

These Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are hands-down my favorite fall dessert! They come together super quick, combining all the best flavors of fall! 
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Ingredients

Whoopie cakes:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 29- ounce can or roughly 3 cups, of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream-cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces 1 brick Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon can substitute 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of ground clove

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • 2. Mix together the following ingredients until well combined: salt, baking powder, baking soda, flour, clove, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • 3. In a separate bowl, mix together brown sugar and oil until uniform, then add pumpkin puree, eggs, vanilla extract, and mix.
  • 4. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, adding a little flour at at a time, until uniform.
  • 5. Scoop mixture with an ice cream scoop with a release mechanism, and place 1 inch apart on baking sheets. Bake for 20 minutes. Insert a toothpick
  • into pie; it should come out clean, otherwise continue to bake until done.
  • 6. Make cream-cheese frosting: Put powdered sugar in large bowl, and set aside. In your mixer, beat room-temperature butter until smooth (make sure there are no lumps), then add cream cheese, maple syrup, and bourbon, and beat until uniform. Add powdered sugar a little at a time, and beat until mixed to a smooth consistency.
  • 7. Transfer frosting into a piping bag and cut a medium-sized hole on the end. Once cakes have cooled, add a large dollop of frosting, working in a circular motion, to each cake. Top, and push down gently to fill out center of each whoopie pie. Refrigerate for 3o minutes to an hour, and serve.
  • Tip: Let cakes cool slightly and serve while still warm. Nothing beats warm cookies straight from the oven!
Author: Melissa Johnson
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5 Comments

  1. I have a recipe for pumpkin Whoopi’s pies but decided to try yours. I love it! So moist and it makes a lot. My kids are going to love these. Thank you!

  2. I tried this can recipe and the flavor was delicious, but the cookies were very sticky on top after cooling. They were definitely baked long enough and I know pumpkin can be sticky after cooking. Any suggestions? Thank you!

    1. 5 stars
      Just made two batches of these for a get together and it made 21. They are pretty big though. I ran out of oil after the first batch and substituted with applesauce and it still worked! They are delicious and my house smells so good!

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