A delicious pumpkin cookie that can be eaten single or filled with whoopie pie filling to make it even better.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.

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  • Combine the oil and brown sugar. Mix in the pumpkin and eggs, beating well. Add the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, 1 teaspoon vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Mix well.

  • Drop dough by heaping teaspoons onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cookies cool then make sandwiches from two cookies filled with Whoopie Pie Filling.

  • To Make Whoopie Pie Filling: Beat egg white and mix with the milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup of the confectioners' sugar. Mix well then beat in the shortening and the remaining cup of confectioners' sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.

Nutrition Facts

424.8 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 55.8g 18% DV; fat 21.7g 33% DV; cholesterol 20.8mg 7% DV; sodium 294.9mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2007
These are absolutely DELICIOUS. I made the batter as directed. The first batch of cookies flattened too much, but after the batter had sat for about 10 minutes, it thickened nicely and the cookies were perfect. I used a 2 tbsp. mini ice cream scoop so they'd be the same size, and I had no problems with them keeping a funky shape while baking. They smoothed out perfectly. I used a different filling: 1 large tub Cool Whip, 8 oz cream cheese, 2/3 cup sugar and 2 tsp. vanilla, whipped together. It was light, not too rich. The flavor of the pies was much better after they rested overnight. MAKE THIS RECIPE. You won't be disappointed. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/26/2011
I don't know what happened. I bake all the time. They tasted too doughy. Texture was off. Does 1 can of pumpkin = 1 1/2 cups of pumpkin puree. Maybe that's why the recipe was off. Read More
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479 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 371
  • 4 star values: 85
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2007
These are absolutely DELICIOUS. I made the batter as directed. The first batch of cookies flattened too much, but after the batter had sat for about 10 minutes, it thickened nicely and the cookies were perfect. I used a 2 tbsp. mini ice cream scoop so they'd be the same size, and I had no problems with them keeping a funky shape while baking. They smoothed out perfectly. I used a different filling: 1 large tub Cool Whip, 8 oz cream cheese, 2/3 cup sugar and 2 tsp. vanilla, whipped together. It was light, not too rich. The flavor of the pies was much better after they rested overnight. MAKE THIS RECIPE. You won't be disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2008
Very yummy. Mine were done at 10 minutes. I do prefer cream cheese filling with pumpkin, so I used the cream cheese II recipe from this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2007
OMG!! These were amazing! I made them for a FBLA fundraiser for my son and they were the first thing to sell out. Not before hubby kept some for himself. I did use a different filling (1 cup butter 1 cup marshmallow creme 2 cups confectioners sugar & 2 tsp vanilla). These are heavenly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2007
I have made these whoopie pies close to a dozen times since I found the recipe and they always turn out excellent. Everyone loves them because they are not overly sweet but are super moist. I always add a little extra cloves or "baking spice" to make them extra spicy just because that is the way I like them. If you beat your egg white until stiff peaks form the frosting is even fluffier. It is true that they turn out pretty much how they are put onto the cookie sheet so using a piping bag (or a ziploc bag with the corner cut off) will result in a smoother cookie top. I have never tried the cream cheese filling but I would think it would be too rich. The best part about this recipe is you can eat more than one because they are not icky sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2007
Don't pass up this recipe! I do not care that much for pumpkin but I made them for DH and Kids--me as well as them LOVED these pies. Only changes were to add 1/2 apple sauce to replac 1/2 oil add 2tsp xtra cinnamon and 1tsp xtra vanilla in filling and sprinkled w/powdered sugar---DELICIOUS!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2007
These cookies are excellent! Make sure to bake at least 12 minutes. When trying a new recipe I always do a trial run with only a few cookies to see how long to bake space apart on the cookie sheet etc. My first batch appeared to be done but then the cookies fell and I realized they were underdone. The rest of them came out perfectly. I used a regular cookie dough scoop and the cookies looked great. With the icing make sure to beat your egg white at a high setting for about 10 minutes. I added just a touch of cream of tartar to it during this stage. The icing took about 15 minutes to make and I had some left over. The cookies are not too sweet which makes them so enjoyable. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2006
Can't keep my hands off these! Everyone says they would be better with cream cheese filling which I tried. But I still prefer the creamy white filling. The cream cheese seams to take away from the delicious pumpkin cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2007
I've reviewed these before with rave reviews but this time.... I added some lemon extract to the cream cheese frosting recipe and they were heavenly Give it a try. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2006
This was really pretty good. I loved the filling it wasn't too sweet but worked well with the pumpkin part. I used the EggBeaters eggwhites instead of regular eggs and they worked great. One problem I had with the pumpkin part though was it ended up very sticky so I couldn't wrap them and eating them left chunks on the fingers. Something else to bear in mind these don't really spread out so whatever shape you plop them onto the pan in is the shape your cookies will have. But the cream filling? Fabulous especially for someone that isn't keen on exceedingly sweet things. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/26/2011
I don't know what happened. I bake all the time. They tasted too doughy. Texture was off. Does 1 can of pumpkin = 1 1/2 cups of pumpkin puree. Maybe that's why the recipe was off. Read More
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