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Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies – With Gluten-Free Option

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Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pie – Raise your hand if you love all things Pumpkin Spice! Those autumnal drinks are all the rage and it seems like Fall drinks are coming out earlier and earlier every year. Autumn is my favorite time of the year and I always look forward to making my favorite fall treat, Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies. They are always a hit in our house!

I look forward to the colorful trees, pumpkin picking, warm sweaters, Thanksgiving, and yes, all of the yummy pumpkin spice treats!

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies and I have a long relationship. Back in 2011, I was headed to a big blogging conference locally. I knew I wanted a way to break the ice and the event was in the Fall – prime Pumpkin Spice season! The night before the conference I stayed up for hours baking up 250 of these adorable pumpkin spice whoopie pies! I showed up ready to mingle. It really was the best ice breaker and a brilliant (if I may say so myself) idea and a great way to make friends, quick!

Three Pumpkin Whoopie Pies on plate

Bake up some Pumpkin Spice Whoopies

Baking up these cake-like treats will fill your home with the warm scents of fall and give your family something to look forward to. We love to wrap a few of these cuties up and deliver them to the neighbors or teachers. So if you’re craving just one more pumpkin-flavored treat I encourage you to roll up your sleeves and whip up a batch of these Pumpkin Whoopie Pies!

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Frosting Filling

Looking for a Gluten-Free Whoopie Pie Option

I’m including a gluten-free version of these and I have to be honest, I can barely tell the difference. Using an all-purpose gluten-free baking mix like Pamela’s makes this recipe a breeze! Having an option for gluten-free treats is always a bonus!

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pie

Are you a pumpkin spice addict? What’s your go-to pumpkin spice treat?

Three Pumpkin Whoopie Pies on plate

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies straight from Amish Country, PA! Add these delicious pumpkin whoopie pies to your fall recipe line up. Soft cake-like cookies are sandwiched together with vanilla bean cream cheese frosting. Perfect for Autumn!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 200 kcal



  • 3 c all-purpose flour substitute 3 3/4 c Pamela’s Baking Mix for gluten-free
  • 1 Tbs cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning
  • 1 c white sugar
  • 1 c light brown sugar
  • 1 c canola oil
  • 3 c pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Filling

  • 3 c sifted powdered sugar – sifted
  • 8 oz cream cheese at room temp
  • 4 oz ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tsp vanilla paste or extract



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Using parchment paper, prepare your baking sheets
  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, spices, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the white sugars and the oil together. Add the pumpkin, mix to combine. 
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add the flour mixture about 1 cup at a time to the pumpkin mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Use a small ice cream scoop (to make mini whoopie pies but you can also use a larger scoop for larger cookies.
  • Drop rounded, heaping scoops of the dough onto the baking sheets, about 1 inch apart.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes if making mini sized whoopie pies. (Regular sized whoopie pies will take 10 to 12 minutes). Cookies are done when a toothpick comes out clean or if you press on the top they are springy and do not sink.

Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Filling:

  • In a medium bowl using a hand mixer beat the butter until smooth, butter should lighten in color, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the cream cheese and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time, then add the vanilla and beat until smooth.

To assemble the Whoopie Pies

  • To assemble the whoopie pies place one cookie upside down and top with filling. Place a second cookie on top. Pressing gently to distribute the frosting. 


  • If you do not have Pumpkin Spice seasoning you can use 1 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ginger and 1tsp cinnamon.
  • I like to have the pumpkin puree refrigerated before making the recipe, it helps the dough to keep it’s shape.
  • Store in the refrigerator and eat often! 
  • It may be wise to conceal them in a box marked “broccoli” to deter whoopie pie thieves.


Calories: 200kcal
Keyword pumpkin, pumpkin recipe, pumpkin spice, sandwich cookie, whoopie, Whoopie pie
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Pumpkin spice whoopie pies with cream cheese frosting on plate.


  • Reply
    October 18, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    My husband would absolutely LOVE these! Going to have to add this to my baking list.

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    August 23, 2021 at 8:37 am

    5 stars
    I love wooppie pies! This pumpkin very is so good!

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    August 23, 2021 at 9:15 am

    5 stars
    These are such a nostalgic favorite of mine!

  • Reply
    August 23, 2021 at 9:48 am

    5 stars
    What a great fall treat. These pumpkin whoopie pies are amazing! I just love the sweetness against the spices. Yum.

  • Reply
    August 24, 2021 at 6:23 am

    5 stars
    Really loved this pumpkin whoopie pies recipe! Tasted really delicious and amazing! Highly recommended! Thanks a lot for sharing this tasty recipe! Well done!

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