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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Posted by cavewomanbaking on November 22, 2010

Food Blogs Post of the Day for 1/22/10

This recipe won Post of the Day for 1/22/10!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we have been inundated with inquiries seeking a “different” dessert recipe for the big day. This Pumpkin Whoopie Pie recipe from the Cavewoman fits the bill perfectly. While it is a repost of her first guest recipe here on C3, the response these little disks of yum receive make them well worth it. Besides, these Whoopie Pies also garnered Post Of The Day honors! Well … what are you waiting for?!? Read on!! 😉


* 1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, 1 stick melted, 1/2 stick softened
* 1 cup packed light brown sugar
* 2 large eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
* 1 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
* 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
* 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 3/4 teaspoon plus 2 pinches salt
* 1-2/3 cups flour
* 4 ounces cream cheese, chilled
* 1 cup confectioners’ sugar


Hi, I’m Dianne, Caveman’s favorite wife. I’m actually his only wife, but that is besides the point. He’s been lagging on posting recipes this week (he’s lazy … and sick). So, I thought I’d invade his blog and post the best Winter cookie ever. It’s the yummiest. Truly, I don’t lie. Well, on occasion I do, but I’m not now. I swear! 😉 Doesn’t this look good?!?! It is. I should know, I just ate three. (Don’t judge, I had to test them!!)
Whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, eggs, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Fold in flour with a rubber spatula.

I’m not condoning eating raw dough……but…..this dough tastes amazing! Like pumpkin mousse!! Soooo good!!!

Make 24 generous mounds on 2 cookie sheets. Bake 10 minutes at 350 until cookie is springy to touch.

Meanwhile, using an electric mixer, cream the softened butter with the cream cheese. Add the confectioners’ sugar and the remaining 2 pinches salt and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; mix on low speed until blended, then beat on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Spread the flat side of 12 cakes with the cream cheese frosting. Top each with another cake.

This is how I eat them. That way there is more frosting to cookie ratio. 😉


Prep Time = 20 minutes
Cook Time = 10
Makes 12 two-sided Whoopie Pies

©2010 Caution: Caveman Cooking/UHearMe, Inc. All rights reserved. This recipe originally appeared on the Caution: Caveman Cooking blog at authored by Caveman. This recipe may be shared and reprinted as long as this entire copyright message accompanies it.

16 Responses to “Pumpkin Whoopie Pies”

  1. Hi Cavewoman!! Nice to see you here!! I am sorry the Caveman is sick and hope he gets better before Thanksgiving!
    These look soooooooooooo delicious!!!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous Thanksgiving!!!

  2. OMG , i love love these!!!

  3. Kat said

    Hey! I just made something really similar a few weeks ago…pumpkin whoopie pies, but with maple filling…SO GOOD! My husband requested something with pumpkin (to go with the party theme) and maple syrup (he’s a VT boy), and this was what came up…they were gone by the next morning!


  4. Kooky Girl said

    Ew! They look lovely !

  5. They look so light and fluffy with that evil middle. Awesome job!

  6. Yum! I’m on board with your one-to-one ratio, I love frosting!

  7. briarrose said

    Wonderful use of pumpkin. 😉 The cookies look delicious.

  8. boredcook said

    These look yummy!

    I was just having a discussion about Whoopie Pies on Twitter. ManintheKitchen mentioned to me that he had just been to an Amish area near him and tried Whoopie Pies and fell in love with them. It was stuck in my head since I haven’t had them in so long. Got a new cooking magazine in the mail and one of their featured desserts was Whoopie Pies, made in several different flavors. I decided this was fate and I’d have to make some for Christmas. Then I see this. I think it’s apparent I need to make some and now.

    And pumpkin? How could these even be bad!

    Thanks for sharing Cavewoman! They look delish!

  9. These looks delicious! Pumpkin is definitely the main ingredient in baking this season!
    I just made white chocolate cherry shortbread!

  10. So many wonderful pumpkin whoopie pies all over the blogsphere today!

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