Chocolate Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe
The Chocolate Pumpkin Whoopie Pie is the cookie sandwich you didn’t know you needed in your life. Fall is in the air finally and it is the perfect time to add pumpkin to your favorite desserts. This recipe is not as complicated as you might think, so give it a try. A creamy pumpkin filling is smashed between two cookies with chocolate chunks in this whoopie pie recipe. You will love this fall recipe!
What You Need for Chocolate Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe
Don’t let the long list of ingredients make you nervous. Most of these baking ingredients are staples that can be found in your pantry and fridge.
For the cookies:
2 C unbleached white flour
1 stick butter, melted
¼ C cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¼ C light brown sugar
½ C white sugar
1 large Hershey’s bar
½ C pumpkin puree
For the filling:
½ C pumpkin puree
½ stick butter, softened
3 C powdered sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
The tools you will need for this recipe are:
Hand mixer or stand mixer
Spoon or Cookie Scoop
How to Make Chocolate Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
First you are going to make the cookies that are the sandwich part of the whoopie pie.
Preheat the oven to 350℉.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. In another bowl, combine white and brown sugars, butter, egg and pumpkin puree. Pour the wet ingredients into dry mixture and mix until dough forms.
Chop up the Hershey’s bar into chunks. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
Scoop the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, until set. Let cool.
Next you are going to make the filling while the cookies are cooling.
Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat butter until smooth. Add pumpkin and vanilla and mix for 1 minute. Add powdered sugar and slowly incorporate.
Once it comes together, beat on medium-high for 1-2 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use, when the cookies have completely cooled.
Now you are ready to assemble each chocolate pumpkin whoopie pie.
Using a spatula or a pastry bag, add filling to the flat side of one cookie, and top with another cookie.
And that’s it! You now have a delicious pumpkin dessert.