Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting


Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are sweet, pillowy, and perfectly poppable!

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Bake these sweet, pumpkin-spiced, 2-bite treats this Fall, or anytime!

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Makes 30 whoopie pies


Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are luscious, cakey cookie sandwiches — the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving!


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 15oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add pumpkin puree, sour cream, egg and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in three batches, being careful not to over mix.
  4. Drop 1 Tablespoon batter onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, rotating the pan half way through. Let cookies cool for one minute on the cookie sheet then remove to a cooling rack.
  5. Pipe cinnamon cream cheese frosting between two cooled cookie halves and sandwich together.
  6. To make cream cheese frosting: cream 1/4 cup softened butter, 4oz cream cheese, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until combined. Gradually mix in 2-3 cups powdered sugar until desired consistency of frosting is achieved.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://iowagirleats.com.

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  1. BACON!
    For real though… bananas, peanut butter, yogurt, and chocolate.

  2. Lauren 11.14.2010

    Oh my is right!!! This recipe sounds fantastic!!!!

  3. Sarah 11.14.2010

    Peanut Butter!! Your dinner and your holiday dessert looks great!

  4. Rachel 11.14.2010

    I cannot live without applesauce or peanut butter. I have one of the two at least once a week, if not more frequently!

  5. Bridget 11.14.2010

    Wow! That looks amazing! I can’t live without red salmon or avocados. I eat salmon regularly since I don’t eat meat. I have never met an avocado that I don’t like. :)

  6. LOVE that stuffed squash idea! I always get stuck on southwestern ones. Gonna try it!!

    And I couldn’t live without…..apples and dark chocolate!

  7. I can’t live without peanut butter.

  8. Liz @ Blog is the New Black 11.14.2010

    Does sugar count?! Anything with sugar- particularly chocolate, I love. Your din din looks fantab!

  9. Imwaytoobusy 11.14.2010

    I couldn’t live without strawberries and blueberries. I eat them year-round (thanks to frozen fruit!).
    Those whoopie pies look delicious!

  10. I love caramelized onions. And I probably can’t live without those pumpkin whoopie pies…as soon as I make my first batch.

  11. peanut butter! and pumpkin!

  12. kate 11.14.2010

    i might go with chocolate. so predictable, i know!

  13. This looks AMAZING. What can’t I lived without? Nut butter. I love it sooo much.


  14. Nut butters (AB, & PB)!!! FYI, Honeycrisps are $9.99 for 12 at Costco. Just splurged on a case yesterday. =)

  15. Mimi 11.15.2010

    Those may be some of the most delish looking whoopie pies ever… and that’s saying something. (;

  16. My vote is in! I won’t say who I voted for, but I’m sure you have an idea. ;)

    Chocolate is my addiction. Anything chocolate. Okay, almost anything.

  17. Voted! I tried your appetizer this weekend and it was phenom!! Everything looks great and I shall be trying all :smile:

  18. jen 11.15.2010

    How can one not like pumpkin desserts? I can’t get enough of ’em!

    Just voted, and tweeted! Good luck girlie!

    p.s. thanks for entering my giveaway! ;)

  19. dmcgirl 11.15.2010

    Cheerios, I am so dedicated to them right now! ;-)

  20. Daisy 11.15.2010

    VOTED! good luck Kristin!

  21. I can’t live without bread. I really can’t. Close second…peanut butter :)

  22. Carrie 11.15.2010

    My vote has been cast! Hope you win – and by the way, what do YOU win? I hope it’s something cool, love reading your blog!! Keep it up – you’ve definitely inspired me to try a few new things. My husband loved the Maid-Rites. He knew exactly what they were…it was my first time having them.

  23. Erin 11.15.2010

    I finally made your caramelized onions tonight. They took a long time to cook (maybe 45 minutes) BUT they were delish in a blue cheese (low-fat laughing cow blue cheese) caramelized onion frittata with a balsamic reduction. Yum! I cannot live without my mini-chocolate candy bars from Trader Joe’s. They are bigger than a “fun size” chocolate bar and give me the after-lunch sweet fix that I crave!

  24. Traci 11.17.2010

    Those onions look amazing (coming from someone who drinks 18-year old balsamic vinegar straight)!

  25. IowaGirlAtHeart 11.18.2010

    I voted and Liked! – good luck!

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  28. Amanda 12.03.2010

    Hey Kristin!

    First of all, I vote for you everyday – I think all of your recipes look amazing! Second, I made your whoopie pie recipe for my family’s Thanksgiving celebration and they were a HUGE hit! Everyone was a newcomer to whoopie pies, but my family is toootally converted. They were moist, dense, and perfectly spiced – thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Lots of luck in the contest girlie!

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  38. Brittany 07.29.2011

    Your meals always looks so delish! I cannot live without peanut butter. I even tried for a day and I couldn’t resist!

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  40. Donna 10.26.2011

    The pumpkin spice whoopie pies are awesome! I am definitely going to start making more of your recipes that you have posted! They all look so yummy and beautiful in your pictures!! Do you have a suggestion for the best way to store the whoopie pies if needed? I made them for a gathering Friday lunch and it is Wednesday evening.

  41. Kathe 11.21.2011

    What is the url to vote? I can’t get any of the links above to work. Thanks

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