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Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice: Whoopie Pie Recipe

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice: Whoopie Pie Recipe

Crisp mornings, beautiful foliage, and the scent of pumpkin spice in the air can only mean one thing… Fall has arrived! And while ‘pumpkin spice’ is labeled on practically every item in every store, we’ve found one item that is worthy of the name: Pumpkin spice whoopie pies.

Originally, the whoopie pie was made from leftover chocolate cake batter. But as they grew in popularity, more flavor combinations were created. Red Velvet, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Cookies and Cream, and other delicious flavors have made an appearance on the whoopie pie favorite list.  But with fall now upon us, how can we resist making these delicious treats with pumpkin spice and maple syrup? If you’re wanting the taste of fall in your own kitchen, here is a way to make delicious pumpkin spice whoopie pies in just under an hour. And it’s easy enough to let the kids help too!

 

Ingredients:

For whoopie pie:

¾ Cup Pumpkin Puree

¼ Cup Vegetable Oil

¼ Cup Brown Sugar

¼ Cup Granulated Sugar

½ tsp Vanilla

1 Egg, separated

¾ Cup flour

2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

¼ tsp Baking Soda

¼ tsp Baking Powder

¼ tsp Salt

½ tsp Ginger

¼ tsp Nutmeg

 

For icing:

4 oz Cream Cheese

1 ½ Cup Powdered Sugar, sifted

2 Tbsp Maple Syrup

4 Tbsp Butter, softened

 

1. Prep Whoopie Pies

  • Preheat oven to 350° and line baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease the bottom
  • In a large bowl whisk together the pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, brown sugar, granulated sugar & vanilla, then add the egg white & whisk until thoroughly combined
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, ground cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ginger, and nutmeg
  • Fold in the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and lightly stir until no flour streaks remain

2. Bake Whoopie Pies

  • Drop even scoops (about 2 Tbsp each) of mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them 1 inch apart (should make about 12 scoops)
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes or until tops are firm
  • Remove from oven and allow them to cool completely (or cool quickly in the fridge or freezer)

3. Make Cream Cheese Icing

  • Use a handheld mixer to beat softened butter until smooth
  • Add the cream cheese and beat until smooth, then keep icing in the fridge until whoopie pies are cool.
  • Save about one Tbsp of powdered sugar for garnish, then add the remaining sugar & maple syrup into the bowl, mixing until blended

4. Assemble Whoopie Pies

  •  Spread icing onto the flat sides of half of the cooled whoopie pies, then sandwich with the remaining halves & garnish with the remaining powdered sugar

 

Enjoy!

An old Amish legend says that whoopie pies got their names because when children saw them they shouted “whoopie!”  We hope that you and yours enjoy the same enthusiasm as you sink your teeth into these. Happy eating!