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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies | kimschob.com

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are soft pumpkin-flavored cookies filled with a cream cheese filling and then drizzled with chocolate. These are perfect for Thanksgiving!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 12 Whoopie Pies
Calories 589kcal
Author Kim Schob


  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ¾ cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp instant espresso grounds


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 tsp instant espresso grounds
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-6 tbsp heavy whipping cream

Mocha Drizzle

  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp instant espresso grounds


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper Using a large bowl, beat the oil, brown sugar, pumpkin, vanilla, and egg until combined
  • Using a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, espresso grounds
  • Gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined and smooth Drop spoonfuls of the batter onto the cookie sheet
  • Bake in the oven for 11 minutes or until the whoopie pie bounces back
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool while you make the frosting
  • Using a standing mixer, beat the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar Using a small bowl, whisk the espresso and the heavy whipping cream
  • Pour into the frosting and beat until combined, smooth, and holds peak
  • Scoop into a piping bag
  • Pair up the whoopie pies to a size comparison
  • Pipe a dollop of the frosting onto the bottom and place the top onto the frosting, lightly pressing down to create a sandwich
  • Using a small pot, bring the heavy whipping cream and espresso to a simmer Pour over the chocolate chip and whisk until smooth
  • Pour into a piping bag and cut the tip
  • Drizzle over the whoopie pie
  • Allow the chocolate to harden before enjoying it!


Serving: 1Whoopie Pie | Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 3045IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg