Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tempt my Tummy - Pumpkin Whoopie Pie

If I started today and made one pumpkin recipe from now until Thanksgiving, I still wouldn't have enough days to try every one that I would like. No other season brings such a craving for particular foods. Fall brings pumpkin and apple and all sorts of recipes.

My first pumpkin recipe this year was a HUGE success. I've already bought the ingredients to make them again. This recipe comes from the Betty Crocker mini cookbooks you see in line at the grocery store. I never buy them but this one was sent to me from Betty Crocker (I can't remember why) and I marked 16 recipes to try right away! What a great little magazine. It's the one with Bakerella's Cake Pops on the cover. I made those last year and they were a big hit!

My first time using a scoop for cookies.....why, oh why, did it take me so long? See how pretty and uniform they are (and appropriately sized, I make some huge cookies).

So on to the recipe - PUMPKIN WHOOPIE PIES.
SO very wonderful. Easy to make. Taste terrific.
Gave them all away because I would have eaten every last one of them!

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies


1 pouch Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix

1 T all-purpose flour

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

1/3 cup softened butter

2 t cinnamon

1 egg


2/3 cup marshmallow creme

1/3 cup softened butter

2/3 cup powdered sugar

1. Heat oven to 375. In a large bowl, stir together cookie mix and flour. Add remaining cookie ingredients; stir until a stiff dough forms.

2. Onto ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by 36 rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart. Lightly press tops with floured fingertips to flatten slightly.

3. Bake 8 to 0 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes, remove to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes

4. In medium bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer until light and fluffy(I don't own one so used my stand mixer, same with the dough). For each whoopie pie, spread 2 teaspoons of filling on the bottom side of one cookie. Top with second cookie and gently press together. Store tightly covered in refrigerator. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.

This didn't make quite enough filling for mine. Also, they are best when eaten at room temperature (not that I would turn away a cold one). If you store them in the refrigerator give them plenty of time to come to room temp before serving.

This post has also been linked to:

Mouthwatering Monday at Southern Fairytale

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace

Tuesday at the Table at All the Small Stuff

Tuesday Tastes at Crazy Daisy

Hearth and Soul at Frugality and Crunchiness with Christy

Hon, What's for Dinner Wednesday

What's on The Menu Wednesday at Dining With Debbie

Recipe Swap at Prairie Story (Thursdays)

Colleen's Fall Recipe Swap at Colleen's Kitchen (Fridays)


  1. Oh...these sound really good! :-)

  2. YUM! My daughter made these a couple years ago for our county fair and she won first prize. Usually they leave one to keep in the showcase.. but the judges couldn't stop eating hers, so there was only half of one... LOL.


  3. Those sound amazing!!! I have such a long list of pumpkin recipes I must try now!! Guess my coworkers are going to love me this month :D

  4. These sounds great - I'll have to try them. Thanks! (My husband is a pumpkin fiend.)

  5. Yum - marshmallow creme in the middle!

  6. Oh wow, these are gorgeous. Great job!! They look delectable, I could eat a few right now!

  7. One of these days, I need to make some whoopie pies, fun food! Thanks

  8. I bet this tastes like that pumpkin roll that is such a pain to make. These look so much easier and just as yummy!

  9. Oh Hello Sarah and welcome to the hearth and soul hop! I ADORE your blog! I was so tickled when I stopped by and saw what you said about your mom because I also blame my mom! lol she gave me a good base from which to move out in all directions. I love these cute little whoopie pies! The scoop is a gem isnt it? I am now following your blog and glad you joined up! alex@amoderatelife

  10. I'm with you, just can't get enough of pumpkin. I swear that I wait for this time of year all summer long, just daydreaming of all the pumpkin goodness that can be made. What a wonderful idea, pumpkin whoopie pies! Thanks for sharing at the Hearth and Soul hop.

  11. I love, love, love whoopie pies - any flavor, any time! Your whoopie pies look delicious!

  12. I learned to cook using those books from the checkout - they often have great recipes in them! I am learning to love pumpkin is so many things - why not a cookie?? Thanks for sharing this with us at the hearth and soul hop!

  13. I love the look of your whoopie pies...and I'm very inspired because they're on my list of things to make this month! So glad you shared them with the hearth and soul hop this week...thank you :)

  14. Love the blog title too, so real! These whoopie pies look delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I've never heard of Pumpkin Whoopie Pies.
    They do look good.

  16. THose look amazing.. Thanks for the wonderful yummy idea..

  17. THanks for taking the time to link up and join in. Have a great weekend..

  18. I use my little scoop all the time.. I don't know what I'd do with out it now! The cookies look great. Thank you for sharing. ~Prairie Story