Soft and lightly spiced pumpkin cookies sandwiched together with a decadent, yet easy to make, browned butter maple cinnamon frosting.

Soft and lightly spiced pumpkin cookies sandwiched together with a decadent, yet easy to make, browned butter maple cinnamon frosting.

These cookies are super easy to make, yet look fabulous, so they’re perfect for Fall entertaining! The pumpkin flavor is strong, but not overpowering, and perfectly paired with the sweet and slightly nutty browned butter maple cinnamon frosting.

These spiced pumpkin whoopie pies are for both the adults and kids alike. Fancy enough to bring to a party, yet casual enough for an afternoon snack with the kids.

The cookie part of these is really straightforward and simple… the hardest part is not eating the soft cookies when they come out of the oven.

Prep time: 30 mins

Cook time: 12 mins

Total time: 42 mins

Serves: 36 whoopie pies

Ingredients

Spiced Pumpkin Cookies

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cup canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Browned Butter Frosting

  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 3 – 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

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