The classic New England dessert gets an update with pumpkin, spices, and maple! These Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect fall dessert!
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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

The classic New England dessert gets an update with pumpkin, spices, and maple! This Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is the perfect fall dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bake sale recipe, pumpkin, whoopie pies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cooling and Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 32 minutes
Servings 24 people
Calories 344kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!

Ingredients

FOR PUMPKIN COOKIES:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Tablespoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups chilled pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

FOR MAPLE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles or jimmies for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • TO MAKE PUMPKIN COOKIES: Move oven rack to middle positions, and preheat the oven to 350° F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and spices; set aside. In a separate large bowl, whisk sugars and oil together. Add pumpkin puree and whisk to combine thoroughly. Whisk in eggs and vanilla until combined. Sprinkle flour mixture over pumpkin mixture and whisk until completely combined and no flour streaks remain.
  • Use a cookie scoop with a 1.5-2 tablespoons capacity to drop dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 1 inch apart. Baking 1 cookie sheet at a time, bake 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cookie comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool on pan for about 10 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • TO MAKE FROSTING: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat butter until smooth with no visible lumps. Add cream cheese and beat until combined. Add powdered sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla and beat until smooth. Be careful not to overbeat filling or it will thin out. If you feel filling is too loose, put it in the fridge for about 30 minutes to firm up.
  • TO ASSEMBLE: Turn half of the cooled cookies upside down. Pipe filling onto flat side of overturned cookies. Place another cookie, flat side down, on top of filling. Press down slightly so that filling spreads to cookie edges. Repeat until all cookies are used. If you’re using sprinkles to garnish, hold each whoopie pie in your hand and sprinkle the garnish in the crack of the whoopie pie and turn until all exposed frosting is covered. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pie | Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.6mg