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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. Genna — 11/11/10 @ 2:55 pm

    I LOVE the covered baker! You can do sooo many things in it from soup to roast to turkey!

  2. Christine K. — 11/11/10 @ 2:59 pm

    Cookie Press. It’s almost Christmas time and I can’t wait to bake cookies with my best friends! :)

  3. Erin H. — 11/11/10 @ 2:59 pm

    I love the adjustable 3-tier stand!

  4. Lynn — 11/11/10 @ 2:59 pm

    oooh…i have always wanted a pizza stone!

  5. Anne — 11/11/10 @ 2:00 pm

    I love the pizza stone, of course, but also the oil spritzer.

  6. Lily G — 11/11/10 @ 3:01 pm

    The only Pampered Chef tools that I have are the measurement spoons. I would love to have their large roaster with the rack and also that scraper thingy would be great.

  7. Sally Ellsworth — 11/11/10 @ 3:02 pm

    My favorite Pampered Chef product is the pastry blender – I use it to make homemade scones!

  8. Krys — 11/11/10 @ 3:03 pm

    I love the Mini-Serving Spatula. I use it all the time for serving brownies, bars, cakes, and lasagna.

  9. Christine — 11/11/10 @ 2:06 pm

    My favorite is the pizza stone my mother bought ages ago! It’s used at least once a week in my house!

  10. wanda womack — 11/11/10 @ 3:08 pm

    I love the Pizza Stoneware and the Deep Covered Baker and I also love The Steamy Kitchen

  11. Jean Smith — 11/11/10 @ 3:09 pm

    I already have several products of Pampered Chef and love everything, now the next things on my Wish List would be the Garlic Slicer and the Quick Stir Pitchers.

  12. Sue B — 11/11/10 @ 3:11 pm

    I LOVE everything I have ever bought from Pampered Chef but I would say I use the batter bowls more than anything else, they are so handy for so many things!

  13. Christine N. — 11/11/10 @ 3:12 pm

    I don’t have any pampered chef products, but one of my friends has their decorator bottle set and I loveee it! I know that’s not on your list above…haha. From the list, my favorite thing would be cookie press! :)

  14. Brenda B — 11/11/10 @ 3:15 pm

    My favorite thing is my rectangular stone, followed closely by my 7″ Santoku knife!

  15. Bobbie — 11/11/10 @ 3:15 pm

    I do not own any pampered chef right now, but have always loved their stoneware. Fingers crossed.

  16. Judy Wilson — 11/11/10 @ 3:16 pm

    My sister in law gave me a chopper and it is the best. I also have a cheese grater. The batter bowls look like they would be amazing. The Whoopie pies look great too. They sell them in the farmers markets in most of PA in the fall.

  17. Nang — 11/11/10 @ 3:18 pm

    I’d love to get the chopper!

  18. Jena — 11/11/10 @ 3:20 pm

    I have so much Pampered Chef stuff (thanks to my generous mom, who wanted us to have kitchens well-stocked with gadgets and pans when we moved out on our own), but to pick a favorite, I think I’d have to go with either my baking stone (I have a couple different ones, but only one from Pampered Chef and it performs way better than any of the others) or my cheese graters–the old-school version. I had one of the newer, more ergonomic ones, but I snapped the handle after just a year of use; the old-school one, however, has lasted me the last six years and shows no sign of fatigue.

  19. Nikki — 11/11/10 @ 3:21 pm

    My favorite pampered chef item is actually a toss up between my pizza stone, I cook everything on that bugger, and the can opener that doesn’t leave any sharp edges! Love that with little kids around.

  20. Sara Rogers — 11/11/10 @ 3:21 pm

    My absolute favorite is the Deep Covered Baker. I use it on a weekly basis! It cooks chicken in the microwave in 10-12 minutes and it comes out juicy and delicious. It’s a real life saver (dinner saver) for me!

  21. Alisa — 11/11/10 @ 3:23 pm

    I don’t have any Pampered Chef but would love to have the Julienne cutter!

  22. Linh — 11/11/10 @ 3:23 pm

    These pumpkin whoopie pies look delicious. I also can’t deny myself of the possibility of winning some nifty kitchen tools. I’m all for the large or small batter bowls.

  23. Marlo — 11/11/10 @ 3:23 pm

    My LOVE my batter bowl. But I also love the medium and large scoops, and the mini serving spatula (perfect for getting out the first piece).

  24. Katie — 11/11/10 @ 3:26 pm

    The only Pampered Chef item I have is a nylon pan scraper inherited from a roommate who had a few of them – just a little plastic square, but we use it every single day, and it’s fantastic!

  25. Susie — 11/11/10 @ 3:27 pm

    I love the Batter Bowls and the Grill Pan!

  26. Andrea — 11/11/10 @ 3:31 pm

    My only Pampered Chef item is a tomato seeder…it’s a little scoop with teeth. Sure, it’s not a vital kitchen item, but that’s where the “Pampered” part comes in, right? It’s good for preparing dishes like salads where I don’t want the final product to be too watery.

  27. Kathie Smith — 11/11/10 @ 3:34 pm

    Heading to a Pampered Chef party tonight – really want a stoneware bar pan, I think it’s called? Also love the mix-n-chop for cooking ground beef and ground sausage.

  28. Natalie — 11/11/10 @ 3:36 pm

    I love the trifle bowl and the dots glasses!!! Everything is so great… how could i choose!!! :)

  29. Denise — 11/11/10 @ 3:37 pm

    I am slowly collecting PC items – just put in an order today! I’d have to say I LOVE my 3 knives that I have. I used my 50% off hostess offer last Nov and chose the 3-knife set for less than $40! They are the best knives I’ve ever had. My goal is to eventually have them all!

  30. Kerry — 11/11/10 @ 3:37 pm

    I don’t have any Pampered Chef items YET! I really love those batter bowls and I’ve never seen a garlic slicer before – amazing! My mother-in-law has had her round pizza stone nearly forever and it’s awesome! I want it all!!! :0)

  31. Judi Waters — 11/11/10 @ 3:38 pm

    I only have a few items from Pampered Chef. I don’t know what it is called, but my favorite is the tool that mixes the meat up when it is in the pan. It is nice not to have to use your hands to get the meat seperated.

  32. Doris — 11/11/10 @ 3:45 pm

    I would love the batter bowls.

  33. Erik — 11/11/10 @ 3:46 pm

    The bamboo serving spoons — simple but indispensable.

  34. Michelle Ho — 11/11/10 @ 3:46 pm

    I don’t have anything from Pamper Chef but have heard great reviews from them.

  35. Barbara Melcher — 11/11/10 @ 3:47 pm

    I love every product that i have from pampered chef but i wouldn’t mind having the salad chopper, garlic slicer and the small batter bowl.

  36. Julie k — 11/11/10 @ 3:51 pm

    I love my pizza stone and use it almost daily. Wonderful for biscuits and breads and nothing ever burns on it. Love it!

  37. Naomi — 11/11/10 @ 3:55 pm

    I would love the batter bowls!

  38. Sarah DK — 11/11/10 @ 3:57 pm

    My favorite would have to be my pizza stone although all of their stoneware is awesome!

  39. Kathryn Obremski — 11/11/10 @ 3:58 pm

    I have so many Pampered Chef items but I know I would love to have every last single item in the latest catalog but I know that isn’t possible with my hubby out of work but I do have three top favorite products My Pizza Stone, My Julienne Peeler and of course my forge cutlery knife I think it’s the three inch one. I am a former consultant so it’s whatever one came with my kit. If I win it will be a God Send.

  40. Nancy Bradford — 11/11/10 @ 3:58 pm

    I have just found this site and it definitely looks interesting. I admit that I do not own any Pampered Chef items but many look like things I would like to own. Think I will be ordering today.

  41. Kathryn Obremski — 11/11/10 @ 4:00 pm

    Oops it’s 4 top favorites the 4 one being an Item that I do not own but one that is on my wish list. That item happens to be the salad chopper.

  42. Holly H. — 11/11/10 @ 4:03 pm

    I love Pampered Chef! The batter bowls are amazing and I know it sounds silly, but I love their wooden spoons.

  43. Wynn — 11/11/10 @ 4:04 pm

    The can opener.

  44. Paula Freeman — 11/11/10 @ 4:04 pm

    I love all of my stoneware !

  45. Shaheen — 11/11/10 @ 4:09 pm

    I would absolutely LOVE a tiered stand. I’m a big fan of making bite-size, individualized desserts for all occasions – this would actually be perfect to save on table space, yet have an elegant and appealing way of serving the mini-desserts =)

  46. Patti Knopf — 11/11/10 @ 4:11 pm

    I would have to say that I love the Bar-B-Boss and the spatulas. I was impressed with the garlic slicer and the julienne peeler though.

  47. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries — 11/11/10 @ 4:11 pm

    My tomato knife! I know that’s strange and not at all what it’s called. What can I say? I’m a novice chef, but that serated knife cuts tough veggies like none other!

  48. Sheila — 11/11/10 @ 4:15 pm

    I love the pizza stone, and all the stone ware. I have the potato peeler it’s the absolute best and sharpest after five years, it still peels like new, I ‘d love to have the garlic slicer, and a big cookie scoop. Oh, and a pie pan, and some of that nifty bamboo ware, Oh dear, I am getting greedy! OK trim the list, to just the garlic slicer and the big cookie scooper. Save some for others. Sigh.

  49. Allison — 11/11/10 @ 4:17 pm

    I don’t have any pampered chef items, but food chopper and garlic slicer look like they would be great!

  50. Sheila — 11/11/10 @ 4:17 pm

    Oh if anybody doesn’t have that hamburger smoosher, try to get it, it’s fabulous for breaking up burger or sausage meat in the pan. I have it and use it a lot!