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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe Pampered Chef

I just hosted the The Pampered Chef’s first-ever live cooking show yesterday  – click on video below to watch the show.

The recipe for the Pumpkin Whoopie Pies is below – but I’m warning you – they are incredibly addictive. That creamy center has marshmallow creme! Also, all of the products featured in the show will be given away – we’ve got lots of goodies!

To enter the giveaway, just comment below and tell me what your favorite Pampered Chef item is (mine are the batter bowls!) If you don’t have any Pampered Chef item, tell me what you’d like to have. Contest ends on November 18, 2010. Pampered Chef consultants are not eligible to win….but please tell your customers to enter! GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

Winners: #811 Carla; #324 Katie; #7 Denise; #46 Susitrvl; #878 Erin; #74 Karen; #724 Cathy; #467 Becca; #588 Jessica; #426 Laura; #302 Amana


Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Recipe

Servings: Makes 16 pumpkin whoopie pies Prep Time: Cook Time:
Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe Pampered Chef

Whoopie pies have roots in Pennsylvania's Amish country. As legend has it, Amish women would pack them into their husbands' lunchboxes. Upon discovering them, the men would shout “Whoopie!”

Whoopie pies can be wrapped and refrigerated up to 1 day in advance.

To make smaller sandwiches, use a smaller scoop. The Medium Scoop makes 24 sandwiches and bakes for 12-14 minutes per batch. The Small Scoop makes 48 sandwiches and bakes for 13-16 minutes per batch.

Recipe courtesy of The Pampered Chef


For the cookies:
3 cups (750 mL) all-purpose flour
1 tbsp (15 mL) Pampered Chef Cinnamon Plus Spice Blend (or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon + 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg)
1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
1 cup (250 mL) butter (2 sticks), softened
2 cups (500 mL) packed brown sugar
1 can (15 oz) solid pack pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) (1¾ cups/425 mL)
2 eggs
1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
1/2 cup (125 mL) toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped, dividedfor the filling:
3/4 cup (175 mL) butter (11/2 sticks), softened
2 oz (60 g) cream cheese, softened
1 cup (250 mL) powdered sugar
1 jar (7.5 oz/213 g) marshmallow creme


1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, spice blend, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well. In mixer, beat butter and brown sugar medium-high speed until creamy. Add pumpkin; beat until combined. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. (Mixture will be thin, like a muffin batter.) Gradually add flour mixture; beat until well blended.

2. Using a large cookie scoop (about 2" diameter), scoop batter onto prepared Cookie Sheet 2 in. (5 cm) apart; slightly flatten cookies with back of scoop. Press half of the walnuts into half of the cookies. Bake 16-19 minutes or until cookies spring back when lightly pressed. Slide parchment and cookies onto cooling rack; cool completely. Repeat with remaining batter and walnuts.

3. Using clean beaters, beat together butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and marshmallow cream on medium-high speed in until well blended. To assemble cookies, turn the cookies without nuts bottom side up. Using a clean, large cookie scoop, scoop filling onto each cookie bottom. Top with remaining cookies with walnuts, pressing down slightly so that the filling spreads to the edge. Wrap each cookie individually with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

883 Responses to “Pumpkin Whoopie Pies”

  1. Maryann — 11/15/10 @ 11:49 am

    The stoneware muffin pans are something I want. I don’t bake muffins that often, and when I do my muffin pans are dented, rusted and just plain nasty. These will hold up for a long time.

  2. Patti — 11/15/10 @ 11:53 am

    My very favorite is…I don’t remember the name…the juice pitcher with the built in stirring disc.

  3. Michaela — 11/15/10 @ 12:44 pm

    I love the classic batter bowl and use it all the time!

  4. Malissa — 11/15/10 @ 12:52 pm

    My favorite Pampered Chef products are the batter bowls, but they are followed up by their knives. I love all my pampered chef products.

  5. Caroline — 11/15/10 @ 12:53 pm

    I love the food chopper that I have! :)

  6. Jessika Young — 11/15/10 @ 1:21 pm

    The pizza stone!

  7. Jessie Geiger — 11/15/10 @ 2:20 pm

    My absolute favorite items are the pizza stone and the cookie scoopers!! Not sure what I would do without them :)

  8. Rikki — 11/15/10 @ 2:27 pm

    I love so many Pampered Chef things! From the Raspberry Habanero Sauce to the baking stones – but my favorite would have to be the mini spatula. I use it every. single. day.

  9. Marci — 11/15/10 @ 2:30 pm

    My favorite Pampered Chef items are the microwave cookers/steamers! :)

  10. Karen Haney — 11/15/10 @ 2:40 pm

    My favorite Pampered Chef items are the pizza stones. I use them all the time for making our homemade pizza and my kids now whine when we order pizza because they like mine better!

  11. Diana — 11/15/10 @ 3:29 pm

    My favorite Pampered Chef items are the batter bowls

  12. Joanne — 11/15/10 @ 3:34 pm

    I love the batter bowls. I had the stoneware, but broke two of them and know i am afraid to use my last one because i might break it. Also the bamboo spoons are awsome. I use them for everything. I have a few things from pampered chief, but could always us more :)

  13. Ashley C — 11/15/10 @ 4:12 pm

    I have the food chopper, which is great, but I would really like the julienne peeler!

  14. Brandy — 11/15/10 @ 5:30 pm

    I just had a party this weekend. I don’t have them yet, but I can guarantee that the stoneware bar pan will be my favorite thing.

  15. esther — 11/15/10 @ 5:49 pm

    tiered tower!!!!

  16. Angela — 11/15/10 @ 6:04 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! The tiered tower is wonderful.


  17. Vicki B — 11/15/10 @ 6:21 pm

    I have an ancient Pampered Chef silicone spatula. It was the first one I ever saw.

  18. Alexis — 11/15/10 @ 6:30 pm

    The small batter bowl! I use it for everything!

  19. Rachel — 11/15/10 @ 6:41 pm

    The stoneware

  20. Chris Young — 11/15/10 @ 6:55 pm

    9×13 stoneware

  21. S — 11/15/10 @ 7:03 pm

    The deep covered baker looks good. Thanks for the offer!

  22. Veronica — 11/15/10 @ 9:16 pm

    I don’t own any Pampered Chef items but I would love to have the food chopper or garlic slicer.

  23. Stan R. — 11/15/10 @ 9:22 pm

    The BBQ Mitt. I use it for the grill and for the oven.

  24. emily — 11/15/10 @ 10:48 pm

    the batter bowls! those would be so handy on a lazy weekend morning….i’m thinking pancakes and some weekend baking!

  25. Kristina — 11/15/10 @ 10:58 pm

    I love my Pampered Chef baking stones..have had then for many years.

  26. Rita — 11/15/10 @ 11:14 pm

    This is my first time on you site and its great! My favorite pampered chef item is the stoneware pizza baker. It taught me that great pizza does not come in a cardboard box!!!

  27. Jean — 11/15/10 @ 11:23 pm

    I don’t have very many Pampered Chef items, but I love my wooden mixing spoons.

  28. Anna Li — 11/15/10 @ 11:29 pm

    This is my first time on your site. I don’t have any Pampered Chef equipment. But I would love the food chopper. Thanks for the offer!

  29. April K — 11/16/10 @ 1:45 am

    I love Pampered Chef, so it is hard to pick a favorite tool. I guess I use my nylon spoons the most, but I love the garlic press and the mini bar pan, too.

  30. Dianna — 11/16/10 @ 5:41 am

    I think the deep covered baker is sooo pretty!

  31. chin oi lin — 11/16/10 @ 5:42 am

    Dots Wine Glasses – it simply beautiful

  32. jolica dias — 11/16/10 @ 6:58 am

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I dont have any Pampered Chef items until now, but looking at the site, couldnt just pick up one. I would say the Adjustable Tiered Tower, but the muffin tin or baking trays are wonderful too.

  33. Liz — 11/16/10 @ 8:02 am

    Love the bar stoneware pan. I actually make pizza in it.

  34. Lisa — 11/16/10 @ 8:47 am

    Love the classic batter bowl! You’re making me want to host a home party!

  35. Jennifer — 11/16/10 @ 10:44 am

    I have the shears and use them practically everyday. However, friends and family rave about the pizza stone. Bummer they’ve never made me any.

  36. Prong — 11/16/10 @ 12:09 pm

    It’s a toss up between the Classic Batter Bowl and the Small Bar Pan (perfect for our toaster oven). Oh and there’s the Small Micro-Cooker, too. Damn the choices!

  37. Sarah Henry — 11/16/10 @ 12:24 pm

    LOVE the batter bowls, especially because they have lids!

  38. Batter batter batter sa-wing batter bowls.

    Definitely those.

  39. maggiewann — 11/16/10 @ 1:47 pm

    I have a vegetable peeler that I love.

  40. Tina — 11/16/10 @ 1:51 pm

    Being from Central Pennsylvania, I am very well acquainted with whoopie pies ( just ask my waistline) and these look terrific! It’s funny, but from what I’ve been told by Amish bakers in this area, the whoopie pie has sort of the same origin as the New York staple, the Black & White cookie. Both supposedly started because of an excess amount of cake batter. Someone decided to bake blobs od batter on a sheet pan like cookies, but instead of icing the outside, the Amish bakers sandwiched the icing into the middle of two cookies and the whoopie pie was created! My favorite Pampered Chef item is tool they make for mashing ground meat while browning it. It makes the job so much easier. of course, I love my batter bowl, and my daughter never takes her pizza stone out of her oven. She uses it for everything.

  41. Jenny — 11/16/10 @ 1:54 pm

    I love my stones. I bake everything on them! I also love the batter bowls.

  42. K. Rock — 11/16/10 @ 2:34 pm

    I would like the spatulas.

  43. Diana — 11/16/10 @ 3:18 pm

    I don’t own any. Would like to have a set of prep bowls as I do not have any.

  44. Suzanne Perry — 11/16/10 @ 3:41 pm

    I love so many of their things… I would have to say the food chopper and the stones are some of my favorites that get used a ton. I also LOVE the pitchers with the built in stir-ers.

  45. Sandy in South Dakota — 11/16/10 @ 3:42 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhhh……….I would love the dots wine glasses. So pretty.

  46. Susanne — 11/16/10 @ 3:43 pm

    I love the stoneware and the knives. The stones bake great and are easy to clean and it’s also great to have a sharp knife to make slicing easy.

  47. Hannah — 11/16/10 @ 3:44 pm

    I have to vote for the batter bowls or that trifle bowl!

  48. Sherri M — 11/16/10 @ 4:42 pm

    I love PC and it’s hard to choose, but I think my favorite is the Pizza stone. I use it for pizza crust, baking bread, even warming rolls.

  49. Joan — 11/16/10 @ 4:42 pm

    The pizza stones – wonderful for crispy crusts, making bread, warming things up!

  50. Donna D — 11/16/10 @ 4:56 pm

    I do not own any pieces, but if I did I would love the Deep Covered Baker dish. I have been thinking about purchasing one for a while.

    Thank you