Pumpkin whoopie pies with maple frosting


Pumpkin whoopie pies! Oh my, do I have a yummy recipe for you today! These pumpkin whoopie pies with maple frosting are so so yummy! The little touch of maple really takes these pumpkin cookies over the top! They remind me of a cookie I tasted last year in an Amish bakery in Pennsylvania. I was visiting my husband while he was on a rotation there and they were the perfect treat. I so was happy to find a recipe that looked similar to those cookies and give them a try. These cookies did not disappoint!

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I have to say these pumpkin whoopie pies tasted even better the next day! The pumpkin flavor really comes out. So if you can resist… store them in a container and place them in the refrigerator until the next day! I can’t wait to make these again and again this holiday season.

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Pumpkin whoopie pies with maple frosting


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 TB cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 29 oz can pumpkin puree (chilled) -not pie filling
  • 2 eggs

*Maple cream frosting:*

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 TB 100% pure maple syrup


1.Pre- heat oven to 350°.
2. In a medium size bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin spice and ground nutmeg. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl combine sugars and oil. Blend together and then mix in pumpkin and vanilla. Add in eggs and mix until combined.
4. Slowly add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and stir until the batter is smooth.
5. Line baking sheet with baking mat or parchment paper.
6. Using a small cookie scoop, place dough onto pan about one inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a tooth pick comes clean.
7. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool for two minutes. Then transfer cookies onto a cooling rack and allow to cool for one hour.
8. To make the frosting, beat the butter and cream cheese in a large bowl for one to two minutes, or until smooth. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time, then add the maple syrup and vanilla and beat until nice and creamy.
9. Place frosting in a gallon size Ziplock bag and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
10. To assemble the whoopie pies, turn the cookies upside down. Then snip a small corner from the Ziplock bag and pipe the frosting around the botoom of the cookie. Place another cookie, flat side down, on top of the frosting. Press down slightly. Store pumpkin whoopie pies in the refrigerator to firm before serving.

Adapted from the book: Baked: New Frontiers in Baking 




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Enjoy!! :D

Happy baking! xo- Jamielyn

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Cookin Canuck posted on September 19, 2013 at 10:47 am (#

    Holy cow…those are gorgeous! The combo of pumpkin and maple just screams, “Autumn”.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 19, 2013 at 1:49 pm (#

      Thanks so much! :) Pumpkin and maple are my two favorite things to bake with in the fall!

  2. Tara posted on September 19, 2013 at 11:13 am (#

    These look so yummy!

  3. Cranberry Morning posted on September 19, 2013 at 1:13 pm (#

    These look great! And I love the cake holder they’re sitting on. Where on earth did you find that?? Pinned the recipe. I’ll take your advice and refrigerate after making. Sounds delicious!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm (#

      I got it on Zulily! Hope you enjoy the recipe! :)

  4. Kristi posted on September 19, 2013 at 1:16 pm (#

    Maple and pumpkin is one of the best fall combos.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 19, 2013 at 1:48 pm (#

      Mmmm I agree, they are both such comfort foods in recipes! :)

  5. Maegan @ The BakerMama posted on September 19, 2013 at 2:03 pm (#

    Yum!!! These look so tasty and so fall festive! And I’m in LOVE with that cake stand!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 20, 2013 at 1:12 pm (#

      You’ll have to give them a try…they scream fall! :)

  6. Marie posted on September 19, 2013 at 8:26 pm (#

    These look delicious!

  7. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet posted on September 19, 2013 at 10:48 pm (#

    Seriously! These are so adorable! Perfect fall treat!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm (#

      Thanks Anna! Maple and pumpkin are the perfect taste of fall! :)

  8. Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ posted on September 25, 2013 at 12:22 pm (#

    Delicious! A must try over the weekend…

    • Jamielyn posted on September 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm (#

      My family loved them, I hope you do too! :)

  9. This One Italian Girl posted on September 25, 2013 at 10:52 pm (#

    These look delicious! I love fall just for all the yummy pumpkin recipes! I was wondering how many pies this recipe makes??

    • Jamielyn posted on October 8, 2013 at 1:55 pm (#

      Same with me, fall has the best recipes. It makes about 20 pies!

  10. Kim | Just For Clicks posted on September 26, 2013 at 8:47 pm (#

    Linking over from I’m Lovin It…. and I’m lovin these. I heart pumpkin and i LOVE frosting. Pinning these to make as soon as possible. And looking forward to being a regular reader here. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jamielyn posted on October 2, 2013 at 4:46 pm (#

      I hope you enjoy these whoopie pies! They were so yummy, I need to make them again! Thanks for stopping by Kim! :)

  11. Jenn posted on September 29, 2013 at 8:37 am (#

    OMG, these look amazing! Going to try these soon. Stopping by from Whipperberry!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 2, 2013 at 4:34 pm (#

      They are so yummy! Thanks for stopping by Jenn! :)

  12. Laura Dembowski posted on January 26, 2014 at 12:09 pm (#

    I love these pumpkin whoopie pies! I make the recipe from the cookbook all the time. I usually fill them with homemade marshmallow fluff though. Amazing. I need to go make a batch :)

    • Jamielyn posted on January 28, 2014 at 1:09 pm (#

      Yum, homemade marshmallow fluff would be amazing in these as well, I’ll have to give it a try! Pumpkin whoopie pies really are so delicious! Thanks for stopping by Laura!