Pumpkin spice snickerdoodle whoopie pies? Yes, please!
There is nothing quite like a fresh out of the oven baked good to help chase the chill of winter away, right?! When the temperatures start getting cold, we love to bake something so that we can warm the house up. With two little boys in our house, one thing that is always welcome are cookies, be it chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin or snickerdoodles.
While we love a good cookie, sometimes its is fun to make something different, which is why we came up with our Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pies.
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We had been thinking of treats we could take to some of the upcoming festivities we would be attending, and we wanted to make something that would be a little more exciting than plain cookies. A couple of years ago we had made some whoopie pies for a party and all of our friends raved about how they loved them. Then we decided that maybe we needed to try to recreate the magic this time and make whoopie pies.
We wanted to make something seasonal to fit in with the holidays, so we chose a cookie that was full of spice, a pumpkin spice snickerdoodle.
How do We Make the Snickerdoodles for Fall?
Our pumpkin spice snickerdoodles started out as your regular snickerdoodle cookie that we dressed up with pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice is a great mixture of the classic warm baking spices that are found in the fall and winter, full of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger.
Pumpkin spice makes its appearance in the early fall, and reaches its peak right around Christmas. Making a pumpkin spice snickerdoodle definitely fits the season we are in!
We recently made a cocktail that paid homage to another great holiday cookie, the Ginger Snap. It had lots of great holiday spice flavors in it. In the Ginger Snap, we used amaretto, which gave a unique nutty sweetness to the drink that really brought out the spices. With the pumpkin spice snickerdoodles full of these same spices, we figured an amaretto filling would be the perfect accompaniment.
The amaretto filling brings a subtle nutty flavor and sweetness, the almond flavor brightening the cinnamon and nutmeg flavors from the pumpkin spice coating of the snickerdoodles. We made our amaretto cream frosting with real amaretto liqueur (in you haven’t noticed, adding spirits to things is kind of our thing!) Likewise, if you wanted to make this for kids or non drinkers, you just as easily could use Pure Almond Extract to give the filling the same flavor.
Our Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pies were a big hit at our house. The oft spicy cookie and the sweet creamy filling combining to make a delicious sweet treat. These are going to be on our holiday party menu soon!
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Mocha Cake Mix Whoopie Pies with Kahlua Buttercream – Glitter N Spice
Whiskey Spiked Mini Whoopie Pies – Hey EEP
Other Pumpkin Spice Desserts
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Pumpkin Pie Crunch – Spend with Pennies
Pumpkin Pie Bombs – OMG Chocolate Desserts
For the Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup buttered brown sugar simple syrup
- 3/4 oz amaretto or almond flavored extract
- 2 1/2-3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 Tbsp milk
For the Cookies
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In an electric mixer cream together the butter and sugar for 3 minutes until fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, mix well after each.
Reduce speed to low and add in flour mixture. Continue mixing until just combined.
Mix together the coating, the sugar, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Roll each in the coating mixture and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
Press down flat with the bottom of a glass.
Bake 12-15 minutes until the edges are golden.
Rotate pan halfway through baking.
Allow to cool on cookie sheet before removing to a cooling rack.
While cookies are cooling, start on the filling.
Combine all ingredients with a mixer, until thickened, not runny, and place between 2 cookies.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354 Total Fat: 12.4g Saturated Fat: 7.5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 54mg Sodium: 199mg Carbohydrates: 58.6g Fiber: 0.7g Sugar: 38.4g Protein: 3.2g
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