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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream-Cheese Filling

Recipe photo courtesy of Yossy Arefi

Tangy cream cheese filling is sandwiched between spiced pumpkin cookies in this whoopie pie recipe from Matt Lewis' "Baked: New Frontiers in Baking." Martha made this recipe on episode 708 of Martha Bakes.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 4016


For the Pumpkin Whoopie Cookies

For the Cream-Cheese Filling


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How would you rate this recipe?
  • jaimelolson
    10 SEP, 2018
    Impressively Delicious. These were so decadent, and they captured flavors of Fall perfectly. The cake is so robust and spicy, and the pairing of the tangy icing is sooo complimenting. The icing reminds me of the Nothing Bundt Cake icing. I don't know why so many complain of an inaccurate yield. I had about 14 full size cakes and 1 itty bitty sample cake. Mine had to bake for 20 min's instead of 15, but I had all three pans in at once. I was a bit generous with the Vanilla extract in both, otherwise I made exact to recipe and wouldn't change a thing. My co-workers definitely approved, and I'll be making these for years and years to come!
  • MS12025464
    28 OCT, 2017
    These are delicious and pretty easy to make. Only problem I had was they are pretty sticky! I wanted to give these to friends in little waxed paper sacks but the are sticking to the bag. Any clues about what I did wrong? I tested cakes with toothpicks Before taking out of oven and toothpick came out clean. Any ideas for me? Would love to try again.
    • filellinas10
      3 DEC, 2017
      Use white sugar instead of brown. Or try light brown sugar. .. Or try dusting w/ confectioners sugar. Or wipe the wrapping with a very little release spray. :)
  • brookesnaderg
    29 OCT, 2015
    Yummy Yummy. So Easy to Make. I baked cookie cakes for 11 minutes and it seemed to keep them nice and moist. Substituted nutmeg for ginger, and it worked out well. The ingredients make a lot more than 12 servings, and I used extra batter to make pumpkin muffins. Best pumpkin recipe I have come across. Martha you are awesome.
  • meeeeeeesh
    1 DEC, 2014
    These are fabulous. I made this recipe as it's written, and it made exactly 3 dozen for family and co-workers. They were gone in a day. They are so moist that there was some condensation forming once I took them out of the fridge, which made them somewhat sticky. But still delicious! 5 stars!
  • MS112593867
    4 OCT, 2014
    I love these and make the mini version. Just wondering if anyone has tried making them ahead freezing them before they are filled? And just thaw and filling the day of eating? I want to make these as take home treats for thanksgiving
  • CathyTurk
    27 NOV, 2013
    I just finished making these.....they look and smell wonderful. I have a few comments on the recipe: (1) Assuming that you make these cookie-size, the recipe makes WAY more than 12! (2) Try to get the tops of the cookies flat (no peaks or big bumps) so that they will sit upright when they are all filled and done, and (3) As an alternative to piping the filling onto the cookie, I just used a very small spoon and that worked fine. Be generous with the filling so that it squishes out to the sides
  • Screen Name
    24 NOV, 2013
    Just finished these, and the house smells amazing! Made the gob (filling) last night and transferred it into a plastic, zip-top bag. Took it out of the frig before I started the cake part today so that it would be easy to work with. Just cut a corner and piped it from bag. Replaced the oil with a cup of applesauce and used the exact spice measurements as given. DELICIOUS!!! Not the least bit over-spiced. A #40 scoop yielded 3 dozen whoopie pies. There was plenty of filling for 3 dozen.
  • Mom of fab 5
    3 NOV, 2013
    These are out of this world!!! Very moist and the filling is scrumptious! Agree with the reviewer that said that the yield needs to be adjusted. . . I came out with way more than 12.
  • love2play
    19 JUN, 2013
    I make these every year for Halloween parties and everyone loves them. They always get requested. I make sure I make extra so guests can take extra home.
  • kona69
    14 NOV, 2012
    These are great. I used fresh pumpkin. HOWEVER, someone needs to fix the yield on this. I made 27, pretty generous sized ones... NOT 12!!

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