Nothing Says “Fall” Like These Pumpkin Whoopie Pies (Recipe)

BY TIMESeptember 23, 2014 PRINT

You simply cannot start fall without some pumpkin. The best way to start it off would be by making some delicious pumpkin whoopie pies. A perfect treat for you and your family. 

Ingredients for whoopie pies:

  • 12 oz brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 24 oz pumpkin purée
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 15 oz all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 ½ tsp cloves

Method for whoopie pies:

1. Combine all wet ingredients in a large bowl.

2. In another bowl, sift together all dry ingredients.

3. Sprinkle dry ingredients into wet ingredients.

4. Mix until incorporated, then scrape bowl.

5. Using a pastry bag, pipe 72 discs, approximately 2 ½ inch in diameter onto baking sheets.

6. Bake at 350°F for approximately 15 minutes. Cool and spread frosting (recipe below) in between to make whoopie pies.

Ingredients for cream cheese frosting:

  • 4 oz unsalted butter
  • 3 oz confectionary sugar
  • 12 oz cream cheese
  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Method for cream cheese frosting:

1. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, salt and cream cheese in a large bowl.

2. Beat in the confectionary sugar until smooth and creamy.

3. Beat in the vanilla extract.


By Executive Chef Tim Fonseca of Four Seasons Hotel Boston.

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