Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies – Quick and Easy recipe for a delicious homemade cream filled gingerbread whoopie pie. You have to make these!

Happy Friday!

Lately I have been really enjoying the fall weather. The cooler temperature makes for more activities outdoors for me this time of year. I also love all the ingredients of the season that begin to show up such as pumpkin and gingerbread.

There is something about this time of year when you find yourself craving anything with either pumpkin or gingerbread. Now I get the reason why pumpkin because this is the time of year when they are available, but what about gingerbread? Those ingredients are available all year round yet most of us only make it or see in available in our stores and bakeries during this time of year. Perhaps it is simply due to tradition or that fall is the only time in which we care to spend time making gingerbread. Either way I have a recipe that I will share with you today that puts a different spin on gingerbread. Now let me warn you in advance that these cookies are addictive and you may find yourself unable to eat just one.

Ingredients for 9 to 12 finished Gingerbread Whoopie Pies (depending on the size!)

  • 2 cups or 10 ounces sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 rounded teaspoons ground ginger (3 if you like it spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup boiling water

gingerbread whoopie pies ingredients

For the gingerbread whoopie pies filling (makes extra!):

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

*you can adjust texture by adding more powdered sugar or milk

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, salt, and sugar).

gingerbread whoopie pies dry ingredients

Then with a spoon or spatula stir in molasses, vegetable oil and egg until thick, stiff, and pretty difficult to stir.

gingerbread whoopie pies mixture

Stir in boiling water, this will smooth out batter, and make it much easier to stir.

gingerbread whoopie pies batter

Spoon cookies onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cookies can be about one ounce each.

Bake at 350ºF or about 12 minutes…they will still be soft due to a whoopie pie is a cross between a cake and cookie.

gingerbread whoopie pies after baking

Allow them to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes and then remove and cool entirely on a rack while preparing the filling.

*You may stop here and have some amazing gingerbread cookies!

For Filling-With electric mixer…mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla until fluffy and smooth.

gingerbread whoopie pies filling

Then add to cookies and make a sandwich with two sizes that match. The easiest way is to pipe the filling with a pastry bag, but feel free to use a spoon.

gingerbread whoopie pies gingerbread whoopie pies by simply lakita


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*Original recipe from Food Wishes

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  • Reply
    October 19, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    I love whoopie pies! Im going to pin this to make later!

    • Reply
      October 21, 2013 at 3:06 PM

      Thanks you Stephanie…These are really good!

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