Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

These little handheld pumpkin treats are a delicious treat to enjoy this time of year! Learn how to make these easy Pumpkin Whoopie Pies from scratch.

These little handheld pumpkin treats are a delicious treat to enjoy this time of year! Learn how to make these easy Pumpkin Whoopie Pies from scratch. #pumpkinwhoopiepies #madefromscratch #glutenfree #fallrecipes #scratchrecipesPumpkin Whoopie Pie

I love anything pumpkin this time of year! Pumpkin Pie in a Jar, Pumpkin Seeds, Pumpkin Muffins…everything just reminds me of the season!

As I was looking for a way to use up some pumpkin that was in my freezer from last year I found a recipe for Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. I was so excited to give them a try until I realized they were made with pre-made cake mix and canned frosting. I really don’t like to use over-processed and overpriced products like that, so I decided to come up with a recipe of my own!

You’ll love this easy, from scratch whoopie pie recipe I came up with. They’re so delicious! You can even make gluten free whoopie pies by switching out the flour for gluten free flour.

–Looking for more Gluten Free recipes? Check out these Frugal Gluten Free ideas!

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe

What you need:

Cookies

  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. white or turbinado sugar
  • 1 c. light olive oil
  • One 15 ounce can or jar of pumpkin (or fresh pumpkin)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 3 c. flour (You could also use Gluten Free All Purpose Flour)
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1 t. pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 t. salt

Filling

  • 6 T melted butter
  • 1 pk(8oz) cream cheese
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar

How to make Whoopie Pies from scratch:


First, you’ll make the Pumpkin Cookies. Mix together the sugars, oil, vanilla, and pumpkin.


Mix in the rest of the wet ingredients for the cookies.

Then, add in all the dry ingredients and mix together until just blended.


Put the pumpkin mixture in a plastic bag or a pastry bag. Snip a hole in the corner.


Use the mixture and the bag to pipe circles from the dough on to a greased cookie sheet.

Bake the cookies for 11 – 12 minutes at 350F. Let them cool completely.


While the cookies are cooling, mix together the whoopie pie filling.

Mix 6 T melted butter, 1 pk(8oz) cream cheese, 1 t. vanilla, and 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar.


Isn’t it pretty? And so yummy….. If you aren’t a fan of using powdered sugar, just blend up some succant into a fine powder and use it in the place of the powdered sugar.


Put the frosting mixture in a plastic bag or a pastry bag. Snip a hole in the corner.


Use the bag to drop large dollops of filling on the middles of half of the cooled cookies.


Put another cookie on top of the cookie and frosting.

That’s it, you’re ready to enjoy this delicious fall treat!

Want to print the recipe for Pumpkin Whoopie Pie? Grab it below:

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white or turbinado sugar
  • 1 cup light olive oil
  • One 15 ounce can or jar of pumpkin or fresh pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 6 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 pkg 8oz cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar.

Instructions

  1. Mix together the sugars, oil, vanilla, and pumpkin.
  2. Mix in the rest of the wet ingredients for the cookies.
  3. Add all the dry ingredients for the cookies and mix together until just blended.
  4. Put the pumpkin mixture in a plastic bag or a pastry bag. Snip a hole in the corner.
  5. Use the mixture and the bag to make circles from the dough on a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 11 - 12 minutes at 350Let them cool completely.
  7. While the cookies are cooling mix together all your ingredients for the filling.
  8. Put the frosting mixture in a plastic bag or a pastry bag. Snip a hole in the corner.
  9. Drop blobs of frosting on the middles of half of the cooled cookies.
  10. Put another cookie on top the cookie and frosting.

Do you love pumpkin as much as I do? Here are some more recipes you might enjoy!

Eggless Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Fruit Filled Pumpkin Bites Recipe

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Easy Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cake, Bread, or Muffins

Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie in a Jar

If you’re using fresh pumpkin, don’t forget to check out these posts on Preserving Pumpkin and How to Use Pumpkin Seeds to get the most out of this delicious fruit!


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Have you tried these whoopie pies? What’s your favorite pumpkin treat?

This Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe was originally published on Little House Living in September 2012. It has been updated as of September 2019.

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8 Comments

  1. Okay I made these and they are sinful ,oh yes they are fab! Thanks so much for the recipe.

    Bonnie

  2. Aren't they yum? I'm eating one right now:) I think next time I could even add a little less sugar.

  3. yes, you could! I think they will not last long here my son just loves them.
    Thanks sweet girl.

  4. These sound delicious! I wondered what size can of pumpkin you used. I have a 15 oz. as well as the larger 29 oz. size. If you could drop me an email about this I would certainly appreciate it. Thanks!
    Nancy
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  5. Yes, these do sound yummy but I really frown on making a 1-2-3 recipe, meaning 1 oil, 2 sugar, 3 flour, always looking for a lower sugar and fat one with whole wheat grains, anyone have suggestions on modification of this one?? Oh, i can just make these with my almost 4 yr old grandson, he isn’t watching his weight and I am sure he would love how these are made using baggies and he could help squeeze the stuff out.
    Thanks, CKay

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