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Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

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Gingerbread Whoopie Pies is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious homemade cream-filled treat. You have to make these to share during the holidays!

finished gingerbread whoopie pies on cooling rack next to a napkin

Happy Holidays!

Lately, I’ve been really enjoying the weather.

The cooler temperature makes for more activities outdoors this time of year. I also love all the ingredients of the season that begin to show up such as eggnog and gingerbread.

There is something about this time of year when you find yourself craving anything with either eggnog or gingerbread. Now I get the reason why eggnog because this is the time of year when it is readily 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 the holiday time 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.

What Ingredients for Gingerbread Whoopie Pies?

ingredients for gingerbread whoopie pies

  1. all-purpose flour
  2. baking soda
  3. ground ginger
  4. cinnamon
  5. salt
  6. granulated sugar
  7. dark molasses
  8. egg
  9. vegetable oil
  10. hot water
  11. cream cheese
  12. powdered sugar
  13. butter
  14. milk
  15. vanilla extract

How to Make this Gingerbread Whoopie Pie Recipe:

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

dry ingredients for gingerbread whoopie pies in white mixing bowl

Then mix together the molasses, vegetable oil, and egg with the flour mixture until thick, stiff, and pretty difficult to stir.  This process can be done by hand or using a stand mixer.

dry mixture combined with wet mixture to make gingerbread whoopie pies

Carefully stir in the hot water, this will smooth out the batter, and make it much easier to stir. If mixing by hand please be careful. If using a stand mixer, turn on low speed before adding.

hot water added to batter of gingerbread whoopie pies in white mixing bowl

Scoop the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The cookies can be about one ounce each or smaller.

Bake at for about 12 minutes. They will still be soft due to a whoopie pie is a cross between a cake and a 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, mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla until fluffy and smooth.

filline in white mixing bowl for gingerbread pies

Then add the filling on the smooth side of one of the cookies, top with a second cookie to make a sandwich. The easiest way is to pipe the filling with a pastry bag, but feel free to use a spoon.

gingerbread whoopie pies on cooling rack with napkin

close up of gingerbread whoopie pies next to one another

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious homemade cream-filled treat. You have to make these to share during the holidays!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gingerbread whoopie pies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Resting Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 407kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons milk (or cream)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, salt, and sugar).
  • Then with a spoon or spatula stir in molasses, vegetable oil and egg until thick, stiff, and pretty difficult to stir.
  • Stir in boiling water, this will smooth out the whoopie pie batter, and make it much easier to stir.
  • Scoop the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cookies can be about one ounce each.
  • Bake at 350ºF for about 12 minutes. They will still be soft due to a whoopie pie is a cross between a cake and a cookie.
  • Allow them to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes and then remove and cool entirely on a rack while preparing the filling.
  • For Filling-With electric mixer, mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla until fluffy and smooth.
  • 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.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature up to 4 days.

Notes

*Recipe adapted from Food Wishes

Nutrition

Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 368mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 398IU | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg
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close up side view of gingerbread whoopie pie cut in half with more on the background

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    October 19, 2013 at 9:39 PM

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

    • Reply
      admin
      October 21, 2013 at 3:06 PM

      Thanks you Stephanie…These are really good!

  • Reply
    Cassandra
    December 5, 2019 at 9:34 AM

    Looks amazing! Definitely gonna make!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 5, 2019 at 1:22 PM

      Thank you! Hope you enjoy!

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