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Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Also called moon pies, whoopie pies are actually two little cakes sandwiched together with a layer of frosting in the middle. They’re the ideal treat to pack up and take on the road, to a school bake sale, the office, or a party potluck. For more icing-filled inspiration, check out our Gingersnap Sandwich Cookies with Lemon Filling, Little Ditsy Cream Pies, and Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Peppermint Buttercream Filling.

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Easy pumpkin recipes that are perfectly delicious

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Easy pumpkin recipes that are perfectly delicious

Ingredients

number of servings
1
  • 112 Cup whole-wheat flour Added to
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda Added to
  • 34 teaspoon fine sea salt Added to
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon Added to
  • 12 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Added to
  • 12 teaspoon ground cloves Added to
  • 12 Cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled Added to
  • 1 Cup firmly packed light brown sugar Added to
  • 2 large eggs Added to
  • 1 Cup canned pumpkin purée Added to
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature Added to
  • 4 ounce cream cheese, at room temperature Added to
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar, sifted Added to
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Directions

40 min.
1. Step

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices; set aside.

2. Step

In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, eggs, and pumpkin purée. Add the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Quickly spoon heaping tablespoons of batter onto prepared trays, spacing them inches apart (about 16 per tray).

3. Step

Bake until the cakes spring back when touched and don’t leave a fingerprint, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool completely, about 2 hours.

4. Step

Mix together 4 tablespoons of butter, the cream cheese, and powdered sugar with a mixer on high speed until very fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.

5. Step

Spoon or spread a large dollop of filling mixture onto the flat side of half the cakes and then press together with another cake to make a sandwich.

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