Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe

The Story:

My resume looks a little something like this…



-Kitchen singer/choreographer with a spatula microphone

-Professional Third Wheel

The first two didn’t shock you? What?!! 🙂  The third should be on everyone’s resume, because lets face it, life is much better when you’re pretending to rock out to a sold-out crowd.  And the fourth is my most beloved title.  But earning that honor is no easy feat.  It takes hiding in bushes with a camera to capture the moment he asks her to marry him, lots of ring shopping before that, nights of endless scheming and planning on both sides, pretending to know nothing just minutes before he pops the question, and it takes a whole lot of rose petals.  Oh the things I’ve done for my lovely friends…

One of my best friends Alexis said she didn’t like anything pumpkin, until she tried these.  Now she’s a pumpkin lover, like all people should be.

Want to help pick my next cookbook title?  Go vote! (click here)

This is the easiest and best pumpkin dessert around. Add some mini chocolate chips or walnuts to the cookie dough to really get the party going![end-story]

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Yield: 24 cookies or 12 whoopie pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies


Pumpkin Cookies:
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix, I prefer Pillsbury mixes (white cake mix will work too)
15 oz. pumpkin puree
1 Tbsp. Pumpkin Pie spice
1/2 C. oil, applesauce or melted butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Filling:
8 oz. cream cheese
6 Tbsp. butter, softened
2 C. powdered sugar, more if needed
2 tsp. vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. Sift cake mix into a large bowl and add pumpkin puree, Pumpkin Pie spice, oil and vanilla. Stir until smooth.
3. Scoop out golf ball sized dough balls and place on cookie sheets.
4. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until the tops done. Juts lightly press the tops, they should feel like a dense cake and not "gooey" underneath.
5. Filling: beat all ingredients until smooth.
6. Frost the bottom of half of the cookies and place another cookie on top to create you cookie "sandwiches" or whoopie pies, whatever you like to call them!

Making pies this week? Make sure to check out my post “Everything you need to know about Pie Crust”

I’m grateful for cookie scoops that make cookies so easy to get onto the pan and in a perfect round shape!

pumpkin cookie dough

Who can resist pumpkin and sweet cream cheese goodness?

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Guess what, this is probably my last pumpkin recipe until next Fall!

pumpkin whoopie pie

So you were thinking that I got these cookies to perfectly balance on top of one another?  Well I guess I tricked you!  I just stuck a dowel through them all (sort of making a whoopie pie shish kabob) and then asked my dear mother to hold the top of the stick while I snapped some photos.  

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6 thoughts on “Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

  1. 1
    Kyra says:

    I bought the new Pillsbury Pumpkin cake mix. Can you make this recipe using that cake mix?

  2. 2
    Maribel says:

    LOVE THIS!! I’m making this instead of pumpkin roll!!

  3. 3
    Bailey says:

    yum!!! and that sounds so fun to be a “professional third wheel”! 🙂

  4. 4
    Laura says:

    The frosting looks so perfect, did you pipe it on? Going to try these for a shower I’m going to this afternoon.

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