Pumpkin and Macadamia Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin whoopie piesPumpkin cookies make me think of my parents. Growing up, every time they would bake a batch, there would be the great pumpkin cookie debate: To add chocolate chips or not? I think it's my mom who likes to add chocolate chips while my dad prefers them plain. My mom would also make a few without chocolate. And that's love.Whoopie pies(Best) Pumpkin Cookies, makes 2 dozen small cookies.

Needed: 2 cups flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, a generous pinch of nutmeg and ginger, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup oil (I used olive oil and highly recommend it), 2 eggs, 1 cup pumpkin puree and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.

In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and spices. In a separate bowl combine the oil and sugar, stir in the eggs, pumpkin and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients with the pumpkin mix.

Spoon batter on to a prepared baking sheet (1/8 cup at a time). Bake at 325°F for 15-16 minutes. Allow to cool and fill with your favorite frosting or marshmellow cream, then roll in chopped macadamia nuts.
Silpat vs parchment paper(Warning, this is sort of kitchen nerdy.) I baked two batches, one using parchment paper on my baking sheet (pictured on the left) and one with my Silpat mat lining a baking sheet (pictured on the right). As you can see one baked more evenly. Both were delicious, so don't sweat it if you don't own a Silpat. But I highly recommend them. Just saying. You do what you like. xo. Emma

  • OMG YUM! This blog is amazing when I’m looking for a fun recipe to try on the weekends. : )
    Thanks <3

  • These look yummy Emma, Nick got your blog name from your Mom.
    Love reading this, we are going to use a few recipes for My Grandma Todd’s
    90th birthday on Dec 8th. Keep blogging, enjoying…. Denise Sullivan

  • I had some pumpkin whoopie pies from a fair a few weeks ago and I’ve been craving them ever since! I can’t wait to try and make these.

  • Wow these looks so amazing! Gorgeous and yummy-sounding. Thank you!

  • Okay .. seriously that looks SO YUM!!!



  • I should stop browsing your blog when I haven’t eaten yet.


  • Loved that kitchen nerd tip! Silpats are great. Also, in the great chocolate chip or no chocolate chip debate – I’m always on the side of CC. It’s very sweet your mom made some without, I had a friend who loved the chocolate chip cookie batter without the chips so whenever I made a batch I’d always bake a few sans chips for her!

    Strive to Thrive,

  • Looks so yummy!!! Do you just use olive oil or extra virgin or another type of olive oil? I never know which one to use. Thanks!!!

  • They looks delicious! Never knew you could do so much with pumpkin! xx


  • Looks sooo yummy. I love, that I find here always something great, Have a nice day.


  • Never tried a whoopie pie, being British but maybe I’ll make some now 🙂 x


  • This looks so georgously yummie! For me the taste of spice (like those you use in that recipe) mixed with pumpkin is the taste of my childhood!

    Olive xox

  • Umm marked and need to make! Geez how am I supposed to stop eating sugar when you post such delicious recipes!?

  • I don’t believe I’ve ever had a pumpkin cookie, but they sound so good. I’ll be trying these!


  • whaaaat. these look amazing! my husband loves anything involving macadamia nuts or pumpkin, so i’m pretty sure i will become the best wife ever if i surprise him with these.

    (not that i wasn’t already 😉


  • Wow! Those look yummy! I just made frosted pumpkin cookies but I would love to try this recipe out. I love pumpkin!

  • These looks so yummy! I want to make some of these.

  • I love how fluffy these look! Such a great little surprise to gift for the holidays. Cant wait to try these out.


  • These sounds delicious! Pumpkin puree isn’t available here in Australia or at least where I live are there any alternatives or could you make it yourself? It is just boiled and mashed pumpkin?
    Thanks, Becky

  • I’d never even heard of a Silpat before . . . seems like a really good investment. I wonder if I can find one in Holland, or if I’m going to have to buy it online.
    The cookies look delicious!

  • Geez louise, I’m already hungry and this post just made me even hungrier! Can I come live at your house Emma?

    Stephanie May*


  • Oooohhh! Yummy! Thank you, thank you, thank you for this recipe! I have lots of canned pumpkin and I need to use it, so THANK YOU! These look fantastic!

  • These look wonderful! My family loves whoopie pies, so I must make them.

    We lived in Maine for years and they have some wicked good whoopie pies. My kids miss them, because now we’re in NY – not a great whoopie pie state. 😉


  • yummmmssss these look so good! i must figure out how to veganize these things 🙂

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  • Wow, that’s an awesome whoopie pie! Also I don’t think being kitchen nerdy is a bad thing 🙂

  • This recipe sounds SO ridiculously easy and is so pantry efficient. I think the only thing I need to buy is the pumpkin puree and vanilla! Thank you for sharing! I’m definitely going to side with your mom on this one – chocolate chips all the way! White chocolates folded into the creme would go so well with the macadamia nuts too!

  • yummy. maybe I’ll do something like that in free time.
    check in my DIYblog www.milavojtowicz.blogspot.com

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