Spiced Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

spiced-pumpkin-whoopie-pies Photo: Travis Rathbone


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup coconut cream (skimmed from top of a can of coconut milk)
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced crystallized ginger


1. Preheat oven to 350ºF with racks in upper and lower thirds. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment. Whisk flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

2. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, blend coconut oil and brown sugar. Beat in pumpkin, eggs and spices. Scrape down sides of bowl; fold in flour mixture.

3. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of batter 1 inch apart on prepared sheets. Bake, switching sheets halfway through, until cookies spring back when lightly pressed, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool slightly on sheets on wire racks, then transfer to racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining batter.

4. Whisk cream cheese, coconut cream and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in ginger. Cover and refrigerate until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Just before serving, top flat sides of half of cooled cookies with 1/2 Tbsp. ginger cream each. Top with remaining halves and serve.

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  • Yield: Yield: 16 2 1/2- to 3-inch pies (serving size: 1 pie)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 207
Fat per serving: 11g
Saturated fat per serving: 8g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 3g
Carbohydrate per serving: 26g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 31mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 215mg
Calcium per serving: 45mg

Good to Know

Coconut oil's main type of saturated fat, lauric acid, may help boost healthy HDL cholesterol levels.