Are you a whoppie pie lover? A whoppie pie is a deliciously, sinful treat. Typically two cake-like cookies are sandwiched together with frosting in the middle. They’ve been called moon pies, too.
This take, perfect for the autumn, adds pumpkin and pumpkin spice to the ingredient list to make a Pumpkin Whoppie Pie! My love for pumpkin spice started with Starbucks introducing their Pumpkin Spice Latte years ago. I know love to add the flavor from September through November. I’ve put together a number of recipes throughout the years using Pumpkin Spice. Be sure to check out:
It’s a fun recipe to make with the kids! You will have over a dozen Pumpkin Whoopie Pies at the end so be ready to have room in your bellies or think of whom you might gift some to!
Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (15-ounce) can of pumpkin puree
- 3 cups white flour
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 ounces of soften cream cheese
- 1/2 cup of butter, softened
- 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 4 cups of confectioners sugar
Making & Baking the Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In large bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, oil and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Using a spoon, stir in the pumpkin.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, pumpkin spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Scoop 1/2 cup at a time the flour mixture into the egg mixture. Use the electric mixer to blend ingredients until smooth.
- Onto an ungreased cookie sheet, scoop tablespoons of the batter.Keep 1-2 inches between each dollop.
- Use a wet finger to flatten and round the dollops
- Bake for 12 minutes. Transfer to wire rack. Allow to completely cool.
Making Traditional Cream Cheese Frosting
- In large bowl beat with mixer the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract.
- Slowly add confectioners sugar.
Making Pumpkin Spice Frosting
- Add pumpkin spice to the pie with this recipe.
Assembling the Whoopie Pies
- On the bottom side on one cookie, spread a generous amount of frosting. Top with another cookie.
This recipe is adapted from Fun Fall Foods by FamilyFun.
That’s it! Our batch made 36 cookies – for a total of 18 whoopie pies. The recipe is very hands-on for the kids and you’ll get to lick the spoon from the frosting mix! Yum!
Cooking with the kids is fun and delicious with this Pumpkin Whoopie Pie recipe!