Recipe Box: Pumpkin-Chocolate Whoopie Pies


This recipe is from our friends at Martha Stewart Living. Once a month we’ll share our favorite Martha Stewart Living recipe here on for all of you to try. Today’s recipe is a sweet seasonal treat. Enjoy and happy cooking!

Pumpkin-Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Recipe Box: Pumpkin-Chocolate Whoopie Pies
Fall is the time for all-things pumpkin and what better way to celebrate the season than cooking with such flavors? Here is a great dessert recipe that will satisfy all your pumpkin needs this year!

Serves 10


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted, plus 1/4 cup, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar, plus more for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, melted butter, and 1/4 cup heavy cream. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and whisk just until combined.
  2. Drop dough in 2-tablespoon mounds, 1 inch apart, onto two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until tops of cookies spring back when gently pressed, about 14 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer to wire racks and let cool completely.
  3. In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat room temperature butter, 1/2 cup cream, cocoa powder, and confectioners’ sugar on medium-high until fluffy, 2 minutes. Spread filling on flat side of half the cookies; sandwich with remaining cookies. To serve, dust with confectioners’ sugar.


Are you going to give this delicious recipe a try? Also, if you have a special pumpkin recipe, share it below!

Special thanks to Martha Stewart Living for sharing this fabulous recipe with us today!

XO Team LC

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Source: Everyday Food, November 2011

Categories: Dine, Recipe Box
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  • Melissa Panici

    Wow I’m definately giving this recipe a try! I have most of those ingredients already:) They look delicious and I’m all about fall and decorations and fall treats this year! Can’t wait to try these!

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  • Mallory Redmon

    The following is my favorite Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe! From Paula Deen’s Kitchen :)

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    This looks good! :) They used to have pumpkin whoopie pies at my school, but not chocolate just regular cream cheese filling. Still yummy!

  • Kelby Peachey

    My favorite pumpkin recipe are the made from scratch Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream. You can find the recipe here on my blog:


  • Kellie Norton

    That sounds so good!!! My mom and I will definitely have to make it this weekend :-)

  • Leanne

    Yummy!!! These look amazing!!!

    Love from South Africa

  • Vee

    They look delicious, definitely want to try to make them at home.

    – Vee,

  • erika heming

    Totally trying to recipe! I love pumpkin anything (but who doesnt!)

  • Emilie

    Wow these look and sound delicious – definately a fall recipe!

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  • Jade Wright

    Looks delicious!

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  • Michelle Lopes

    Can’t wait to try out this recipe!!

  • Farrell

    This is for responses RELEVANT to LC’s post. Can you please refrain from self-advertising…..Anyways, I was wondering if the recipe could be substituted for vanilla cream instead of chocolate? And if so, how? Thanks!! :)

  • Kate Noto

    It sounds yummy

  • Tara Essock-Burns

    Those look delicious! Can you post the nutrition facts with your recipes?

  • Samantha Quach

    Those whoopie pies are delicious. I recently made them following your recipes.

    Have you tried making Pumpkin Lattes? Pumpkin Co-Co? or Pumpkin Cookies?!

    Mhm, desert cravings. Lol

  • Ellie

    These look so yummy! Going to have to find a way to make them vegan friendly and bake them :)

  • Amelia Rose

    These look so good. Oh my goodness. I may have to give these a try! :)

  • May Sanchez

    Mmmm, looks deelish!

  • Cali Galla

    Looks so yummy!



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