Enjoy a soft pumpkin whoopie pie and quickly become hooked. The pumpkin cookie uses canned pumpkin, which results in a soft cakey texture.
Brown sugar, molasses, and spices give the cookie a warm fall flavor. The filling is made with cream cheese and cinnamon, along with a few other ingredients, to complement the flavors in the cookie.
These Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are amazing!
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies recipe highlights:
- The cookies are laced with molasses, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger. These spices give the pumpkin cookies a fragrant aroma similar to that of a pumpkin pie. These cookies are great on their own if you like cakey cookies.
- They bake up really fluffy with dome-shaped tops. Since I prefer a flatter cookie, I simply smashed them down gently with a spatula after baking. This is totally optional, though.
- The filling is by far the best part. It’s a mixture of cream cheese, butter, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla paste, and cinnamon. It’s lusciously soft and creamy.
I decided to update the photography for this recipe which was originally posted October 2014. As I was remaking the pumpkin whoopie pies, I realized the recipe needed an update as well. I'm working harder than ever to present quality recipes for my readers. I want each and every person who makes something from this site to achieve success.
I love getting positive feedback from readers who try my recipes. I also appreciate hearing about your failed attempts. There are many factors which could cause you to end up with different results than I do. Ingredient quality plays a major factor in why some recipes fail. Differences in oven ranges, climate, and improper technique can also play a role in why recipes don't turn out. When you write me and tell about your experience, it gives me a chance to review the recipe and help you troubleshoot the issue.
There are the cases where I need to revise the recipe entirely. While helping you troubleshoot, I may realize there are changes I can make to the recipe that will benefit the next person who tries to make it. That is what I did for these pumpkin whoopie pies. They received a recipe makeover so to say.