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Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pies Recipe

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Last Updated on June 8, 2023 by Leah Hall

Pumpkin spice snickerdoodle whoopie pies? Yep, whoopie pies recipe! 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.


Whoopie Pies

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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Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pies on white napkin

Hand Mixer / Cookie Sheet

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 recipe.


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.

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pies on slate and white napkin. White ceramic bowl of cinnamon and sugar

Cooling Rack

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!

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pies in a small pile

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.

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pie held in hand

What Ingredients are Needed for the Snickerdoodles?

  • Cream Filling
    • Powdered Sugar
    • Milk
    • Buttered Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
    • Amaretto
  • Cookies
    • Eggs
    • Baking Powder
    • Flour
    • Sugar
    • Butter
  • Cookie Coating
    • Pumpkin Pie Spice
    • Cinnamon
    • Sugar


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 almond extract to give the filling the same flavor.

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pies, flowers and cinnamon sugar in white bowl

Our Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pies recipe 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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Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pies
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Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pies Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

A pumpkin spice and snickerdoodle version of whoopie pies, with amaretto cream filling.


Cookie Coating

  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Cream Filling

For the Cookies

  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs


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.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 12.4gSaturated Fat: 7.5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 199mgCarbohydrates: 58.6gFiber: 0.7gSugar: 38.4gProtein: 3.2g

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Fred Nonterah

Sunday 4th of December 2016

I love the sound of this, I would love to try this recipe.

The 'Noms.

Sunday 4th of December 2016

Hope you do, they are great!

Maggie Unzueta

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

Pumpkin spice whoopie pies! OH MY! Now I have to make these. :)

The 'Noms.

Saturday 26th of November 2016

Haha, I know, right?! I said, why didn't I make these earlier?!

Cait Weingartner

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

These look amazing! I love the flavor combination of Snickerdoodle and Pumpkin Spice. Plus, it's a great alternative to the traditional "Whoopie Pie". I'm looking forward to trying these soon!

The 'Noms.

Saturday 26th of November 2016

Thanks so much! We thought it was a great change, and we have family members that don't like chocolate, so they can enjoy them, too!

Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

Wow! Do these look fab! I'm trying to decided what kind of cookies to make for some visitors -- these are on my list - pinning!

The 'Noms.

Saturday 26th of November 2016

Thanks so much, these would be perfect for visitors! They are easy and chewy!

Kizzy Bass

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

These sounds delicious, never tried to make whoopie pies but I need to give these a try.

The 'Noms.

Saturday 26th of November 2016

Thanks, hope you do!

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