Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Sorry for the delayed post … evidently my blog was hacked.  Nice, huh? Annoyed

But thanks to Green Geeks and my friend, Dustin, I believe all is right in the world again!  So let’s get to the fun stuff, shall we??

I realize that everyone with a food blog is posting pumpkin recipes right now, but I don’t care.

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I love all things pumpkin.  So in my opinion, the more pumpkin recipes, the merrier! Winking smile

After my little “fender-bender” last Thursday, I was a little stressed.

And what better way to relieve stress, than baking?! Thumbs up

I have been eyeing “whoopie pie” recipes for ages now, and I finally got the guts to make them.

For some reason, they scared me.  I don’t know why.  They actually were really easy!

And by the way, I was surprised to discover how many people don’t know what whoopie pies are! 

So I looked up a definition on Wikipedia and found this:

“The whoopie pie (alternatively called a gob, black-and-white, bob, or “BFO” for Big Fat Oreo) is an American baked good that may be considered either a cookie, pie, or cake. It is made of two round mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake, or sometimes pumpkin or gingerbread cake, with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched between them.” (Source)

Traditionally, whoopie pies are made with chocolate cookies, like this:

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(Source)

But the recipe for pumpkin whoopie pies looked so amazing, that I just couldn’t resist!!

I used this recipe from Allrecipes.com.

I followed the recipe and ingredient list pretty closely, except for a couple of changes to the cream cheese filling.

My cream cheese filling:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

I made this filling based on some of the reviews that I had read, and I’m glad I did.  It was delicious!

So for the pumpkin cookies, I mixed up my dry ingredients in a plastic bowl …

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… then I creamed my butter and sugar in my mixer.

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Next I added my eggs one at a time …

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… followed by my pumpkin and vanilla.

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At this point, I got a little nervous because it looked so gross. I don't know smile  But never fear, it looked much better after the dry ingredients were added!

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See?  Much better!! Smile

Initially, I was going to get fancy and use a pastry bag to form my cookies on the sheet.

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Um, yeah.  Just keep in mind the name of this blog (ehem, “not-so domesticated” … ).  Needless to say, it didn’t work.

So instead, I just used a small spoon and dropped the dough onto the cookie sheet.

Now the recipe says you’re supposed to get 72 cookies (or 36 whoopie pies) out of this dough.  Pfft.  There was no way I was going to make my cookies that small.  I think I got more like 46.

I baked them for 10 minutes, and they came out looking beautiful!

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While they were in the oven, I whipped up my cream cheese filling.

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Don’t be afraid to whip this filling in your mixer for several minutes.  It makes the filling nice and fluffy!

After the cookies cooled (which didn’t take long), I was able to spread the filling on one cookie and top with another!

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And just to make sure that they were safe for my co-workers, I sacrificed myself and sampled two three. Winking smile

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The pumpkin cookies are soft and spongy, with a perfect pumpkin pie flavor.  The cream cheese filling is sweet and tangy, and takes the cookies to another level!!

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I brought these to work, and they were a huge hit.  If you make these for an office holiday party, I promise that you’ll be everyone’s new best friend. Winking smile

Question for ya …

Have you ever heard of whoopie pies?  Have you ever eaten one before??

 



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25 Responses to Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

  1. Pamela

    truthfully I’ve never wanted to eat a whoopie pie before, but those look amazing! I am so excited to try these soon!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Pamela, I really think you’d like this one. Let me know if you try it!! :)

  2. Alexandra

    Omg yum!! The color of the mixture is making me drool, I have a strong feeling I’ll be orange by the time winter rolls around haha ;)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hahaha me too, Alexandra!

  3. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean

    yum! never made these but they look fun!
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  4. Tabaitha

    Yum, thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try them!
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  5. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Psh so what if everyone is posting about pumpkin– there’s OBVIOUSLY a reason for it because it’s just too good :D

    These look great, Kristen. Pastry bag or not, you might just have to remove the “notso” from your blog name pretty soon
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hahaha oh no … trust me, after yesterday, the “notso” is staying there a while longer. ;) My attempt at cupcakes made with Golden Creme Oreos = fail. I’ll be sharing later this week haha!

  6. Amy D

    Ooo Yumm!! Those truly look Pumpkinlicious :) I must say im a little late but I finally got my Grande PSL woohoo

    • notsodomesticated

      Yay!!! Send one my way haha! ;)

  7. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    Oh YUM! Those look awesome! I actually don’t know if I’ve ever had a whoopie pie of any kind haha. But I think I would absolutely love them :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      I just ate my last one … and now I’m sad. Haha! ;)

  8. Christi McGuire

    YUM! I love all things pumpkin … and cream cheese, so this is a goooood combo!
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  9. Julie

    I hadn’t heard of whoopie pies until my family took a trip to Boston/Maine. We saw them in the grocery store and thought the name was hilarious so we eventually tried some, but after creating a little suspense first haha. We play cards as a family and taht was the “grand prize” from the week. The winner got a HUGE whoopie pie…although I’m sure the grocery store version doesn’t even hold a candle to your version!

    • notsodomesticated

      I like the idea of making really BIG ones!!

  10. Kat

    I love whooppie pies!!! I usually make them every year for our halloween party at church and they are ALWAYS a huge hit :)
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  11. Holly

    These are making my mouth water & it’s only 9:30am. Nothing like a sweet treat for breakfast- YUM!! :) I’m actually thinking about making these for my co-workers- what a nice surprise. Oh, & I don’t blame you for not using the pastry bag, I totally wouldn’t either- lol!
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  12. Theresa

    I like whoopie pies, I think I am definitely going to need to make this recipe…considering i’m a huge sucker for cream cheese filling on anything. I’ve actually made something similar to these, except the cookies were carrot cake cookies so I guess technically, they are carrot cake whoopie pies…but soooo good!!

    p.s. i’m terrible with a pastry bag. I tried using one to make my gingerbread cookies last year..and um, yeah. disaster. how in the world am I ever gonna learn how to use one?! lol
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  13. Lyndsie @ highcottonlivin

    They look sooo good! I like whoopie pies but never thought about making my own.

    By the way, who needs the pastry bag anyway? Your’s look straight out of a magazine :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hahaha thanks, Lyndsie! They may not be perfectly symmetrical, but I think they still look pretty good! ;)

  14. Sam

    what a great little treat!! i’m sure your coworkers think you are the best! i’ve never made them before, but i’ve definitely eaten them :)
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  15. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    MMMMMmmmmm I love pumpkin so much!!! I eat it in everything (I even added some to my chili this weekend!). These look amazing and I cannot wait to try them. I have heard of whoopie pies before, but I don’t know that I’ve ever had a homemade one. I “make” them with halved chocolate vitatops and light whipped cream. :)

    • notsodomesticated

      Ooh I like that idea with the vitatops!!

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