Don’t you just love fall and all the delicious fall foods? Yum! Today I’m delighted to share a super yummy recipe for a Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pie.
I started making these a couple of years ago. They have become a fall tradition in our house. It all started with Trader Joe’s. They used to sell the most delicious pumpkin spice whoopie pies each fall (or at least for 2 years they did). We looked forward to them every year. Then once they had us addicted, they stopped selling them. Boo! I took matters into my own hands and decided to make my them myself.
I’ve got some great tips for you so you can make your own Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies and enjoy this delightful (and addictive) fall treat!
First off, I got the base for this recipe from The Deutsch Girl on Tasty Kitchen. I modified it to use a whoopie pie pan because I thought having a fun new pan for these would be great and the idea of piping whoopie pies just seemed too hard to me.
I use my own pumpkin puree. I showed you how to make your own last week: How to cook pumpkin. If you use your own, make sure to adjust your batter as needed as your homemade puree will be a bit more runny than canned pumpkin.
The key to making a good whoopie pie is that your top piece and your bottom piece are about the same size. I like mine not too big because the filling is so yummy, I want it to shine as well. The pan you can see above was filled with a medium scoop. It was too much and resulted in too large of whoopie pie pieces. Use a small scoop (like this one)to fill your whoopie pie pan openings.
You will need to tap down your pan to get the pie batter to fill in the openings in the pan. They will not completely fill the openings. That is OK as they will expand as they cook.
Once your pie tops and bottoms have cooked. Let them cool completely. Use the same small scoop and add one scoop of filling on top of a pie piece. Use your knife to spread the filling around. Then top with another pie piece.
The three whoopie pies you see above are examples of the different thicknesses of the pies depending on which scoop you use. The whoopie pie to the left used two of the pie pieces made with the medium scoop. The whoopie pie on the right used one medium and one small scoop and the pie in the middle, front used two from the small scoop. To me, the two pie pieces from the small scoop are the perfect size. It allows you to taste the wonderful pumpkin spice and also enjoy the delicious filling. It is not too bready. To me, the medium scoop is too bready.
Whatever size scoop you use, you are sure to enjoy this delicious fall treat!
I just couldn’t wait any longer…I had to have my first bite of fall yumminess! It was so moist and delicious. I think I need to hid the rest from my family and tell them they are all gone. Maybe just save them all for me. I’m sure they wouldn’t mind. 😉 What do you think?
You can print your Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pie recipe or you can view nutritional information at .
What is your favorite fall treat? Any that you hid from your family like I want to do with these?
Lisa Howard says
AWESOME new blog design! I love it! And those pumpkin spice whoopie pies look and sound delish!
Thank you, Lisa! The Pumpkin Spice Whoppe Pies are delish!
Beth @ The First Year Blog says
Hi KC! First, I love the new blog design. And I love this recipe, I’ll be sharing it on my FB page soon!
Thank you, Beth! Thanks so much for the shout out of FB as well! Have a great night.
Elie @ OrganizerByDay says
These look so good! Thanks for sharing! Will be pinning and trying!
They are so good! Enjoy!
Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate says
YUM! Pinned immediately 😉 Thanks for sharing, KC!
Yes, they are sooo yummy! I still have a few, they are calling my name. 🙂 I hope you enjoy them if you give them a try.
Looks really good!!
They sure are! Enjoy if you give them a try.
This looks absolutely delicious! Perfect for eating at home with the family or gifting as treats! Question though, i didnt see what you used as the filling? Anything or is there a specific recipe? 🙂
Thank you, Monica. I’m sorry you are having trouble figure things out. If you click on the link that says to print the recipe…that will take you to the full recipe. You can either just view it there or you can print it out. The link is just below the half picture of the recipe (the last picture in the post). Hope that helps!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
Ohhh – I love pumpkin and I love whoopie pies! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!
KC Coake says
Yay! It is so yummy! Thanks for hosting!
I could see myself making these and then hiding them so I could keep them all to myself! They look amazing. I love pumpkin spice, so definitely pinning this recipe to make this fall. #HomeMattersParty
KC Coake says
That is just the perfect idea! I pop them in the freezer and just pull out one at a time. The kids forget about them then as well. Yay!