Spice Cookie Dough Stuffed Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

I’m not sure what it is about fall that makes me want to bake up batches of whoopie pies, but it happens every year without fail. Maybe it’s because I prefer them with plenty of cinnamon and spice. Or maybe because it’s my favorite portable breakfast with a hot cup of coffee on a cool morning.

The shells for this pumpkin version are perfectly cakey and soft, and the whipped cream cheese filling is absolutely cloud-like.  But I didn’t stop there.

A little extra spice and a lot more texture, please.  And a smidgen of chocolate too.

Yes, I stuffed them with spiced chocolate chip cookie dough.

It’s an absolutely dreamy bite. The cream cheese filling balances the sharp molasses note in the cookie dough.  And there’s the occasional firm bite of a chocolate chip that offers that authentic cookie dough experience.

Make ’em.

Do it!

One more thing – you can check out my little feature over at Food Network UK HERE.

xo

Spice Cookie Dough Stuffed Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Adapted recipe from Two Fat Cats Bakery 

and The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook: Cookies, Cakes, Candies, and More

Yield: about 20 pies                                                                                         [click for printable recipe]                                                             

Pumpkin pie shells:                                                                                                        

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cup (packed) golden brown sugar

3/4 cup sugar

½ cup vegetable oil

3 large eggs

1 ¼ cups cooked and mashed pumpkin or canned mashed pumpkin

 ½ cup milk

Nonstick vegetable oil spray

  1. Sift first 5 ingredients into large bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars in another large bowl until blended. Gradually beat in oil. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating to blend between additions. Beat in pumpkin. Add dry ingredients in 2 additions alternately with milk in 1 addition, beating to blend between additions and occasionally scraping down sides of bowl. Cover and chill batter 1 hour. Transfer to a piping bag with the end snipped or fitted with a large round piping tip.
  2. Arrange 1 rack in bottom third of oven and 1 rack in top third of oven; preheat to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment; spray lightly with nonstick spray. Pipe batter onto baking sheets (about 3 tbsp. per cake) spacing apart. Let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes. Rotate pans and bake for another 10 minutes. Cool cakes completely on baking sheets on rack. Using spatula, remove cakes from parchment.
  4. Line cooled baking sheets with clean parchment; spray with nonstick spray, and repeat baking with remaining batter. Keep stored in an air-tight container until ready for assembly.

 Spice chocolate chip cookie dough:

¼ cup unsalted butter room temperature

¼ cup molasses (not black strap – look for golden or sorghum molasses)

¼ cup light brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

½ tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp allspice

¼ tsp salt

½ cup mini chocolate chips

  1. In a large bowl beat butter, molasses and brown sugar together until well combined. Add in vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add flour, spices and salt and mix on low speed until well incorporated. Add chocolate chips and mix on low speed (or by hand) until chips are evenly dispersed in batter.
  3. Roll the dough between two sheets of parchment or wax paper. Transfer to freezer and chill until firm. Cut cookie dough into small square pieces using a chef’s knife.  Work quickly, as the dough can become sticky as it defrosts. Transfer cookie chunks to a bowl and store in the freezer while you make the whipped filling.

Whipped cream cheese filling:

1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream

½ cup granulated sugar

1 8oz. box cream cheese, room temperature

1 tsp. vanilla

  1. Beat heavy whipping cream in a large bowl on high speed with an electric mixer. When mixture thickens, gradually add in ½ cup sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form.
  2. Add in room temperature cream cheese 1 oz. at a time. Beat in vanilla. Mixture should be thick and fluffy. Remove bowl of cookie dough pieces from the freezer and fold half into the whipped cream cheese filling.

Assembly:

  1. Spoon filling onto the flat side of 1 cake. Top with another cake. Press spice cookie dough into the sides of the filled pies.  Keep pies in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving.
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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
9 years ago

These look unreal!

Rosa's Yummy Yums
Rosa's Yummy Yums
9 years ago

So pretty and tempting! What a great idea.

Cheers,

Rosa

Blog is the New Black
Blog is the New Black
9 years ago

Three letters: OMG.

Tip Top Shape
Tip Top Shape
9 years ago

These are absolutely adorable!!!!!

cookies and cups
cookies and cups
9 years ago

Oh wow..you have described the perfect food!

Kim
Kim
9 years ago

These whoopie pies are absolutely stunning!!!!!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
Lauren at Keep It Sweet
9 years ago

I've never been a huge fan of whoopie pies….. but oh wow does this change things!

Cookbook Queen
Cookbook Queen
9 years ago

These sound amazing and look absolutely gorgeous. I LOVE all things spice cake.

Parsley Sage
Parsley Sage
9 years ago

Whoopeee! These are so yummy looking 🙂 Yet another fantabulous pumpkin recipe for me to bookmark!

Liki
Liki
9 years ago

You are full of yummie ideas

Unknown
Unknown
9 years ago

My desserts for the past month have been taken from your site, thank you so much, I love them!

vanillasugarblog
vanillasugarblog
9 years ago

good god woman
insanely perfect!

ThisGirlBlogs
ThisGirlBlogs
9 years ago

They look so yummy! 🙂

The BearFoot Baker
The BearFoot Baker
9 years ago

This sounds like the perfect breakfast to me! Yum!!

Armande's kralen
Armande's kralen
9 years ago

O these are so pretty! I had never heard of whoopie cookies before. 😉

Michelle
Michelle
9 years ago

even just the idea of a spice cookie dough makes me drool. wrapped in pumpkin? heaven.

Averie @ Averie Cooks
Averie @ Averie Cooks
9 years ago

Every single thing about this is awesome – from the pumpkin cookies to the filling to the cookie dough. Love the little chunks just lining the sides, waiting to be nibbled off 🙂

Unknown
Unknown
9 years ago

These look fabulous 🙂 Fall just began, and today is my birthday, so what a wonderful recipe to make! Thank you for sharing!

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
9 years ago

Happy Birthday Amber Nicole!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
9 years ago

Spiced cookie dough inside of a pumpkin whoopie pie? Love!

Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen
Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen
9 years ago

In my opinion, Whoopie Pies are sorta the best of everything. Dare I say, better than cupcakes? And these look totally amazing.

Christina Marie
Christina Marie
9 years ago

Umm what?! This looks unreal and completely delicious. So excited for fall!

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Christina

Melissa @ Best Friends For Frosting
Melissa @ Best Friends For Frosting
9 years ago

These have been freshly pinned to my Autumn Pinterest Board. Bravo! PS. Love the giveaway alert. Cheers to a gorgeous Autumn! XO

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
9 years ago

I have been wanting to make whoopie pies lately too, must be in the air. I LOVE this version – that cookie dough sounds wonderful!

Jen @ Jens Favorite Cookies
Jen @ Jens Favorite Cookies
9 years ago

Whoopie pies for breakfast… we might be long lost sisters. This looks so wonderful! I love the idea of spiced chocolate chip cookies.

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

These I just gotta make cause my hubby loves whoopie pies and these would really be a special treat being he loves pumpkin as well.
Thank U
ColleenB.

Casey's Sweet Creations
Casey's Sweet Creations
9 years ago

oOo I will be making these for sure! Thank you for the whipped cream cheese frosting recipe I have been looking for a GOOD simple one!

Vicki Bensinger
Vicki Bensinger
9 years ago

I love pumpkin whoppie pies but these really look delicious with that little extra bit of spice!

Brianna B | Observant Nomad
Brianna B | Observant Nomad
9 years ago

WOW! When I saw these, my jaw dropped – can't wait to make these this weekend.

Lora
Lora
9 years ago

Yes. Why stop there? Spiced chocolate chip cookie dough sounds like heaven. Wow.

Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings
Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings
9 years ago

this recipe is my version of heaven!

Jennifer
Jennifer
9 years ago

This combines all of my favorite fall foods. Thank you so much for posting! p.s. love your book : )

Julia
Julia
9 years ago

What a great recipe for the pumpkin season this year!

Unknown
Unknown
9 years ago

I really need to get on the whoopie pie train. I've never even tasted a whoopee pie before. But I love the promise of crunch in the outer edges of the whoopie pie 🙂 They look so cute and scrumptious!

Unknown
Unknown
9 years ago

I remember last fall, as we were driving all over New England, we stopped at a bakery and I bought my first "whoopie pie". It was a pumpkin spice one. It was so delicious and so much better than I could have imagined. Yours look "over the top" good. If we did have coffee and a beautiful chat together, I would be eyeing your purse for potential "whoopie pie" surprises!! Ha!

Heather@themommyhood.com
Heather@themommyhood.com
9 years ago

In a word: Yum. And your Food Network UK interview is so great! Contests!

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
9 years ago

Gorgeous!

Renee
Renee
9 years ago

These look absolutely delightful! I can't wait to taste and share them

jennifer
jennifer
9 years ago

Looks yummy… can you use this spice cookie dough recipe to make baked spice cookies? I love trying new spice cookie recipes. 🙂

Sue
Sue
9 years ago

I have never made whoopie pies (gasp!), and I think these would be a wonderful initiation into the whoopie world:)

ricardo
ricardo
9 years ago

looks good this dish delicious anxious to prepare

Bellenza Wedding Bistro
Bellenza Wedding Bistro
9 years ago

Perfect fall bridal shower goodies!!!

Unknown
Unknown
9 years ago

Making these right now and absolutely cannot wait to try one 🙂

Unknown
Unknown
9 years ago

Yep. They were amazing–such a hit with friends, too! Another great recipe from Sprinkle Bakes 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

I have always been amused to be here….simply an awesome post..

Lili
Lili
8 years ago

Whoppie pies are a Maine staple, and oh Lordy I have never seen them done this good before!! xoxo ~Lili