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PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE WHOOPIE PIES
These pumpkin cheesecake whoopie pies are my go-to for any Fall gathering. They store really well in the fridge, easy to transport, and I have never met a single person who does not love them!
Only 5 ingredients needed for this entire recipe! The softest, fluffiest pumpkin cookie you’ll ever eat with a whipped cheesecake pudding filling.
TIPS & HELPFUL HINTS FOR MAKING PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE WHOOPIE PIES
- DO NOT prepare the cake mix according to package directions! Simply dump the dry cake mix into the bowl and add the other ingredients as called for in the recipe.
- If you’re not a fan of cheesecake then use vanilla pudding mix, french vanilla pudding mix, or white chocolate pudding mix. They are all great substitutes for the cheesecake pudding.
- These whoopie pies transport really well so they’re perfect to take to a gathering or a party.
- Leftovers will keep well in the fridge for several days. Just make sure they are covered well or placed inside an airtight container.
- I prefer these whoopie pies cold. If I am making them for an event that I am taking them too, I make them the morning of or a few hours ahead of time and keep them in the fridge until I need them.
- Do not try and substitute the heavy cream. Just use it. Trust me! You need all the fat to help form a thick filling that stays inside the pumpkin cookies.
MORE PUMPKIN RECIPES YOU WILL LOVE
Banana Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread – A quick bread that bakes up perfectly round and puffy each time. Great use of browned bananas for a yummy Fall treat.
Pumpkin Pie Crumble Bars – A sweet oatmeal brown sugar crust with a creamy pumpkin pie middle & topped with more oatmeal brown sugar streusel.
Easy Overnight Pumpkin Spice Sticky buns – No yeast! Uses frozen bread rolls for an easy, overnight sticky bun recipe. With a pecan pie like topping and pumpkin spiced sticky buns. These are amazing.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Layered Pudding Dessert – Cinnamon graham cracker crust, a creamy pumpkin cheesecake layer, vanilla pudding, and topped with whipped cream. A delicious, layered dessert that looks so pretty.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Whoopie Pies
- 1 box (15.25 oz) spice cake mix
- 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
Whipped Cheesecake Filling
- 1 box (3.4 oz) cheesecake instant pudding mix
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- Heat oven to 350°. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the dry cake mix, pumpkin, and oil. Stir together until completely mixed and combined. I like to use a handheld mixer for ease.
- Use a small cookie scoop, or drop dough with a spoon, onto the cookie sheet. It will end up being about 2 tablespoons of dough. * Cookies don't spread hardly at all while baking so you can fit 15 cookies per sheet.
- Cook for 9-13 minutes. Let cool completely.*Cookies should look puffy and dry (i.e- cooked all the way) and when you gently press a finger on the tops, it should spring back.
Cheesecake Pudding Filling
- Add the cheesecake pudding mix (dry, do not prepare) and the heavy whipping cream into a bowl. Use a hand held blender, or bowl of a stand mixer, and whip until stiff peaks form. *This takes about 3-4 minutes.
- Either spread the cheesecake whipped cream between two cookies or put some into a large bag (like a Ziploc) and cut the corner and pipe onto one cookie and then press the other on top.
- Serve immediately or for best taste put in the fridge for about 2 hours before serving. Leftovers need to be stored, covered well, in the fridge.
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The cake portion ended up too moist & they fell apart. Any tips?
Were they cooked long enough? I’ve never had that happen so I am not sure. They’re supposed to be a moist cookie but they should not fall apart. Maybe try cooking them a bit longer or letting them cool completely before trying to make the whoopie pie.
too doughy. it’s like they were underbaked but they were not…nothing wrong with my oven. Just gooey.
So sorry to hear that, a lot of factors can come into play when it comes to baking. Hopefully you can find some other recipes on the site that work for you!