Great pumpkin flavored gobs. I've made these for church sales and everyone loves them. Also known as Whoopie Pies

Dawn
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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 (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • Cream the butter or margarine with the sugar. Beat in the pumpkin, egg and vanilla.

  • Stir the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon into the pumpkin mixture. Blend until combined.

  • Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 to 14 minutes. Let cookies cool completely then sandwich two cookies together with Vanilla Filling.

  • To Make Vanilla Filling: Beat the shortening and 1 1/2 cups white sugar together for 10 minutes. Beat in the vanilla and the vanilla pudding. Beat until creamy.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

303.1 calories; 2.2 g protein; 42.2 g carbohydrates; 24 mg cholesterol; 263.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (61)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2003
I have been searching for a good pumpkin whoopie pie recipe for awhile and this is the one!! Not overly sweet or spicy but so moist. Great color and texture I love it! Good thing I doubled the recipe these won't be lasting long!! I did however use a cream cheese frosting/filling instead of the one shown. This one will be hard to beat! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/12/2007
I surely do not want to offend any person who has ever enjoyed this recipe however my experience was a very negative one. The cake/ cookie part gave a way too much flower taste. The filling tasted like shortening (Crisco) the sugar in it was very crunchy even if we had used powered sugar the grease taste would still be there. To say the least I was totally disappointed. If I took this to my Church Social I would be the first Presbyterian stoned to death in West Virginia. Read More
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65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
11/11/2007
I surely do not want to offend any person who has ever enjoyed this recipe however my experience was a very negative one. The cake/ cookie part gave a way too much flower taste. The filling tasted like shortening (Crisco) the sugar in it was very crunchy even if we had used powered sugar the grease taste would still be there. To say the least I was totally disappointed. If I took this to my Church Social I would be the first Presbyterian stoned to death in West Virginia. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/02/2007
I don't mean to be harsh but don't think the five star ratings I have read are accurate since the people posting used a different filling. The filling is really bad very grainy and no flavor. I think using butter instead of shortening and powdered sugar would have made it ten times better. The cookie part was ok but I have had better pumpkin cookies to. You are better off making a great pumpkin cookie recipe and filling it with a sweet cream cheese filling. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2007
The cookies were wondeful. The filling however was awful. The sugar never dissolved into the shortening (even after beating for 10 minutes) so it had a grainy texture and not a lot of flavor. Perhaps powdered sugar might work better. I ended up using a cream cheese icing to fill these and they were delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2003
I have been searching for a good pumpkin whoopie pie recipe for awhile and this is the one!! Not overly sweet or spicy but so moist. Great color and texture I love it! Good thing I doubled the recipe these won't be lasting long!! I did however use a cream cheese frosting/filling instead of the one shown. This one will be hard to beat! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2007
These are awesome filled or not. I even made them healthier by subbing 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour for 3/4 cup of the a.p. flour. Great result. Used this filling recipe: 1/2 cup soft butter 1 cup icing sugar 1 cup marshmallow fluff (about half a jar) 1 tsp. vanilla. Beat with a mixer until light and fluffy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2005
Great! I too put chream cheese frosting between the gobs. They were eaten up in no time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2006
These come out like a cross between a cookie and a cake. Not supper sweet but when you add your icing/filling (I used the Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting from this site as other suggested it was PERFECT!) they are just YUMMY!!! I didn't like making sandwiches out of them because after the first bite the filling is squeezing out all over your hands... So I just frosted the tops! It worked much better for me! Great for Halloween or Thanksgiving. It's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2011
Ok! These were great! I made these for a youth lock-in at church on Fri. the 13th. Only one youth kid got any because when he tried them he took the whole plate of them and locked them in his truck. He shared one with our pastor's wife and daughter and they both said that they would buy them from me. I have to confess I used the Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting for the filling (also from this site). My husband requested that I make them again so that he can try them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2007
These are good but really rely on the frosting to pull them off as the cookie is pretty plain. If you want extrodinary "woopie pie" use the Iced Pumpkin Cookies recipe also from this site. Read More
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