Introduction: How to Make Gingerbread Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

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These instructions are for a special treat- gingerbread pumpkin whoopee pies. But the info can be used to make any type. The good news is kids LOVE whoopie pies and they can be made at home in under 20 minutes! How quick and easy is that for an after school treat! These are great at Thanksgiving! This only makes 6 nice size pies so you don't have too many. If you do want more just whip up a couple of batches.

Step 1: Gather Your Tools!

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Step 1: gather your tools!
You will need a mixer, large muffin tin (2),spatula, measuring cup, small measuring scoop (2 tablespoon); oven mitt and cooling rack.

Step 2: Gather Your Ingredients.

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Gingerbread mix, cream cheese ready made frosting; 1 egg; pumpkin butter and pan spray.

Step 3: Prepare Muffin Tins:

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Using the pan spray spray the muffin tins. Set aside.

Step 4: Gingerbread Mix

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Open the box and place dry ingredients into mixing bowl

Step 5: Mix

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Place the dry mix into the bowl.

Step 6: Egg & Water

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Carck open the egg add to the bowl. Measure out 1 /4 cup warm water and add also.

Step 7: Blend

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Mix the ingredientsuntil well blended and moist.

Step 8: Scoop

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Scoop mixture out with measuring scoop .

Step 9: Muffin Tin

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Place each scoop of gingerbread mix into a muffin cup.

Step 10: Oven Prep

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Pre-heated oven set at 375 degrees F is used to bake pies for 8 minutes.

Step 11: Bake

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The whoopie pies need to be baked on the middle rack of the oven.Watch carefully and wait for the "smell" of the gingerbread!

Step 12: The Pies Are Done

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Remove muffintins from oven using pot holder. Upturn tins onto rack and cool the pies.

Step 13: Frosting

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Mix 3 /4 cup frosting in mixer bowl. Blend just to get smooth.

Step 14: Pumpkin Butter

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Add about 1 /4 cup of pumpkin butter to frosting mix. Blend to get smooth but do not over beat.

Step 15: Frost

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Generously frost 6 of the whoopie pies. Top with the other 6 as caps.

Step 16: Serve and Eat!!

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Yum! You could have also added seasonings like cinnamon to the frosting mix during step 14. This can easily be done with a brownie mix and fluffy white frosting for a traditional whoopee pie too!


eight (author)2007-09-06

Oh My Golly Golly Gosh, you speak so oddly, in America. Woopie and Gobs. I'm not saying a word. () I'll um, er, um mail a link to my lady. She loves to make Whoopie and this may help to improve her Gob technique. I'll um, er, um, go now. Thanks for this project !

zaqstar (author)eight2010-03-14

 can you explain further..

Void Schism (author)zaqstar2010-11-17

Whoopie is old slang for sex, as in "making whoopie".
Your gob is your mouth.
Other American slang terms have ruder meanings here:
To "have" someone is either to shag them, or beat them up. So "having relations" is either wife beating or incest!
You sit on your fanny right? Well here fanny means female genitals. So you're right half the time ;)

eight (author)Void Schism2010-11-17

I know. I may be Australian but I'm worldly. I was just having fun and no offence was mean.

Void Schism (author)eight2010-11-19

oh, I'm not offended!
Nah I think it's great. Like when I found out that you Australians wear thongs on your feet and use durex to stick things together.
Did you know that the Vauxhall Nova did badly in spanish speaking markets because "No va" means "doesn't go".

KittyF (author)Void Schism2011-01-26

In the sixties thongs were on OUR feet here in the USA as well.

eight (author)KittyF2011-01-26

I wish I had seen that.

KittyF (author)eight2011-01-27

well, That was before they started calling them flip flops.

eight (author)KittyF2011-01-27

LOL. I still call them thongs and not Flip Flops.

eight (author)Void Schism2011-01-26

I'm glad you weren't offended.
Are you from the states or the UK ?
Durex is sticky tape down under.
In Spain, they have a brand of condom called "Jiffy". The T-shirts say "I'll be there in a Jiffy !".
Thongs are flip-flops/jandals not underwear, though a singular thong is like a G-String.

When kids kiss at a party, in some states it is called "Pashing on", where other states it is "Pashing off".
A corner shop is a deli or a milk bar.

Back to Spanish, The Mitsubishi Pajero is called something else in Latin countries. Pajero means W@nker in some slang.

What a wonderful world we live in !

Toilet.... We say its a "Dunny", USA it is the "John".
Poor John.

Good things your way !
Dave from Perth Western Australia...AKA "eight"

knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2009-11-20

looks soooooooo good

explosivemaker (author)2008-06-29

.....maybe some fresh pumpkin into the cake batter......yup....i would make my own frosting and add extra cinnaminamin......very nice

DMR301 (author)explosivemaker2008-06-29

Hi- these were fun! The limit was 6 ingredients which made it hard. I would also add more spices.

explosivemaker (author)DMR3012008-06-29

oooooh.......thats why......this would still be a decent recipe and with only having 6 ingredients.......nod

nanag (author)2007-10-11

This recipe sounds so good but I do not have a clue as to how to make the pumpkin butter. I have never seen it in our stores and so if you could tell me how or where to get it that would be wonderful. Nanag

DMR301 (author)nanag2007-10-11

Hi, often found on shelf near apple butter. It is a cooked (jam) version of pumpkin. It is also nice to add to whipping cream for a seasonal flavor. Take 1 pound of fresh (sugar) pumpkin or good quality canned pumpkin. Add 1 /2 cup cider, a couple of tablespoons of Maple syrup , and a blend of spices to equal about 2 teaspoons. (Use cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg) Apple pie spice blend or pumpkin pie spice blend will do it too. Mix in a saucepan and heat to boiling. Reduce to low and cook about 10 more minutes. Cool. This can be canned too using normal canning methods.To be honest I would also make a double batch and do this in a crock pot for about 4hours. Mix and walk away! Try it!

dhitchman (author)2007-09-08

These are awesome!!! What genious thought of this combination! This is really a wonderful recipe!

Brennn10 (author)2007-09-07

I LOVE WHOOPIE PIES!!! I always buy them from my Amish guy at our Farmer's Market, but these look TASTY! Awesome instructable, very thorough, and nice job!

DMR301 (author)2007-09-07

Hi, actually I agree and usually cook and bake from scratch. However, this is a contest with specific guideline's: "REAL SIMPLE "FAKE IT DON'T MAKE IT" RECIPE CONTEST Here's your chance to show off your shortcuts. Submit your original recipe using 6-ingredients-or-less, for any holiday-related dish. The recipe must use some pre-made, store-bought ingredients and go from package to plate in minimal time, and the recipe could be published in Real Simple 's December issue. " Therefore I worked up a "real simple" way to make these holiday inspired whoopie pies! Enjoy.

Commsman (author)2007-09-07

Wow! - ingredients we never see outside the good old US of A! Who in the world would have thought you could actually buy Pumpkin Butter and Cream Cheese Frosting! Wouldn't it be nice to see recipes that use actual pumpkin and cream cheese, sugar, butter, flour and maybe a drop of oil to wipe around your muffin tins? It is odd how many of these recipes use so many factory manufactured products. I know cream cheese and sugar are also factory manufactured, but at least we are a bit further up the production chain than buying all this synthetic stuff. Using as few pre-processed ingredients as possible means you give more vitamins and fibre to your kids and reduce the salt and number of unnecessary ingredients such as sodium benzoate often used as a preservative. I am not a health food nut, but do like real food and a balanced diet - and of course the latter includes cakes as well as the supposedly "good for you" stuff.

DMR301 (author)2007-09-06

Thanks so much! My husband loved them.

edenza (author)2007-09-06

We call these "gobs" in Pennsylvania and usually they are chocolate. These look fantastic :)

Ward_Nox (author)2007-09-05

Damn i was gunna do Harry potter pumpkin pasties soon but you beat me too it

zachninme (author)2007-09-05

Wow! Those look good, and simple! I might try something similar, except with a devil's food mix.

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