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Scary Good Pumpkin-Cinnamon Whoopie Pies

Recipe By Adapted from

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cooking Time

14 Minutes

Recipe By Adapted from

Don't let the spice in these "scare" you away! These little cookies are sweet treats, perfect for autumn!

Recipe Notes

For a less scary (but equally good) Pumpkin-Ginger version, swap out the Ghost Pepper Curry Powder for Pumpkin Pie Spice and use 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger instead of ground cinnamon in the filling.


For the cookies:

2.5 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

0.5 tsp. baking soda

0.25 tsp. Kosher Salt

0.5 cups (1 stick) butter, softened

0.5 cups packed brown sugar

1 cups granulated sugar

2 large eggs

0.5 cups whole milk

0.75 cups canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)

For the filling:

6 Tbsp. butter, softened

4 oz. cream cheese, softened

2 cups powdered sugar

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Ground Ceylon "True" Cinnamon

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  • Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside. In an electric mixer bowl, beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well blended. Slowly beat in milk and pumpkin puree. Add dry ingredients and beat just until blended. Using a tablespoon or small cookie scoop, drop dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 14 min., or until bottoms are lightly browned and tops are firm. Cool for about 5 min. on the baking sheet, then loosen the bottoms with a spatula and cool completely on a wire rack. In an electric mixer bowl, beat together all filling ingredients until smooth. Spread filling on the bottom of a cookie, then press the bottom of another cookie on the filling to make a sandwich. Repeat with remaining cookies. #HolidayPies