Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

You might remember that last week Karl and I went to the Amish and brought back Whoopie Pies for Kalissa’s family.  I decided that being they loved them so much, I would try to find a whoopie pie recipe that would compare to the Amish ones we love so much.

I pulled out an Amish recipe book…no Whoopie Pie.  Pulled out another, no Whoopie Pie.

I ended up at the computer, typed in Whoopie Pie and I found a Pumpkin Whoopie Pie recipe instead.  Hmm.  That sounded good.  So I printed the recipe and decided to give them a try.

I’m so glad I did as these are YUMMY!!

The dough is a little more like a thick cake batter.

They come out of the oven looking like this…

Next mix up the frosting and layer it on between two cookies (Pardon my nails, the childcare kiddos did them for me!)

We like to wrap them individually to keep the moistness in.

They were delicious!!

I went to find a link to the recipe and do you think I could find one?  NOPE.  I’m so frustrated as it’s so much easier and more courteous to link to the recipe but after 20 minutes of looking and not finding it, I’m going to have to type the whole thing out.

3 c. all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. kosher salt (I skipped this)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 c. softened butter
1 15oz, can of pumpkin puree (about 2 cups)
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the first six ingredients together.

In a separate bowl mix the remaining ingredients.

Using a medium cookie scoop, put the dough on baking sheets, leaving at least 2″ between cookies.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Transfer to a baking rack.  Cool completely.

Make frosting by mixing the following ingredients.

8 oz. cream cheese softened
1 stick butter softened
3 c. powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. maple syrup

Spread frosting between two cookies.  Serve immediately or in an airtight container as these will dry out.  We like to wrap them in saran wrap.

The batch made about 20 whoopie pies.  Plenty for us and plenty to share!

This is a great thing to make when there are grandkids or little ones around.  I love frosting the cookie and having little hands put the other cookie on top.  They feel like they are helping.

Give them a try…your taste buds will thank me…your waistline, maybe not.

11 thoughts on “Pumpkin Whoopie Pies”

  1. I put some of the ingredients into Google and found a website with recipe that looks like the correct one. I don’t think your commenting system allows links, though. Google “bravo supermarkets pumpkin whoopie pie”. I’ll paste the link in a separate comment and see whether it posts.

  2. When I find recipes that I want to try, I either “cut and paste” into a document program such as Textmaker (free!!) or Microsoft Office… or save it as a PDF file via my printer. My printer is a very inexpensive one and it has a drop down menu with “Save as PDF”. This save me lots of time and if I try the recipe and decide that it isn’t worth keeping, I just delete the document.

  3. If you want more options, check out the Taste of Home website. They have a similar pumpkin version, and also have lemon ginger and chocolate.

  4. I bought a whole cookbook on Whoopie Pies when I was in Lancaster Pa a couple years ago. I have not tried to make them yet. I live near several Amish communities in NYS so I can buy them when I am hungry for one. Enjoy them.

  5. My mother’s maiden name was Kramer and that kind of caused me to pay attention to your blog. The more I read the more I liked. I have laughed with you and cried with you. Love the sound of the Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe and will try it. Stay strong. You are one of my heroes.

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