Indulge in the warmth of fall flavors with these delicious Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. These soft and fluffy treats sandwich a creamy filling that will make your taste buds sing. Perfect for any autumn gathering or as a sweet treat for yourself.

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 12 minutes | Total Time: 32 minutes | Serves: 12


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin, brown sugar, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk. Mix until just combined.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of batter onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving space between each one.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the pies spring back when lightly touched. Allow to cool completely.
  7. For the filling, beat the butter until smooth. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  8. Spread the filling onto the flat side of half of the cooled pies. Top with the remaining pies to create sandwiches.
  9. Enjoy your delicious Pumpkin Whoopie Pies!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 320 || Carbohydrates: 45g || Protein: 2g || Fat: 15g || Saturated Fat: 7g || Cholesterol: 35mg || Sodium: 160mg || Fiber: 1g || Sugar: 30g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The combination of pumpkin and warm spices creates a cozy and comforting treat.
  2. The creamy filling perfectly complements the soft and fluffy pies.
  3. These whoopie pies are easy to make and perfect for sharing with friends and family.
  4. They are a festive dessert that captures the essence of fall in every bite.
  5. The balance of sweetness and spice makes these pumpkin whoopie pies irresistible.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overmixing the batter, as this can result in tough whoopie pies.
  2. Be careful not to overbake the pies, as they can become dry if left in the oven too long.
  3. Ensure the filling is at room temperature before spreading it on the pies to prevent any melting or sliding.
  4. Do not skip the buttermilk in the batter, as it helps to keep the pies moist and tender.
  5. Store the whoopie pies in an airtight container to keep them fresh and prevent them from drying out.

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