Introduction: How to Make Gingerbread Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

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!

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.

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

Step 3: Prepare Muffin Tins:

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

Step 4: Gingerbread Mix

Open the box and place dry ingredients into mixing bowl

Step 5: Mix

Place the dry mix into the bowl.

Step 6: Egg & Water

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

Step 7: Blend

Mix the ingredientsuntil well blended and moist.

Step 8: Scoop

Scoop mixture out with measuring scoop .

Step 9: Muffin Tin

Place each scoop of gingerbread mix into a muffin cup.

Step 10: Oven Prep

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

Step 11: Bake

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

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

Step 13: Frosting

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

Step 14: Pumpkin Butter

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

Step 15: Frost

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

Step 16: Serve and Eat!!

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!