This Gluten Free Pumpkin Whoopie Pies recipe is a healthy gluten free fall dessert. It’s made of soft and chewy pumpkin sugar cookies which are filled with creamy and sweet pumpkin maple frosting. It’s delicious while also being dairy free and AIP/Paleo. And can easily be made into cupcakes.
Do pumpkin whoopie pies need to be refrigerated?
Yes, the whoopie pies need to stay refrigerated. You can store these on the counter for a few hours, but I find that the frosting tends to melt without refrigeration. Plus, the pumpkin makes this recipe very perishable. Keep in mind that this recipe tastes best when they are eaten the day they are made.
Can pumpkin whoopie pies be frozen?
I don’t think whoopie pies should be frozen. The frosting won’t freeze well. The texture would change and wouldn’t taste very well.
What is the filling in whoopie pies made of?
The filling of our whoopie pies are made of AIP frosting, specifically pumpkin maple frosting.
Is whoopie pie a cookie or a cake?
A whoopie pie is a cookie, in my opinion. Although the pumpkin cookies have the texture of a muffin top or cake.
How to store pumpkin whoopee pies?
It’s best to store them in a airtight container and the bring them to room temperature before enjoying.
- Beth Blends Nut/Cassava Free Grain Free Flour Blend
- Gelatin: Make sure to use powdered gelatin.
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Ginger
- Ground Cloves
- Palm Shortening
- Pumpkin Puree: Make sure to use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling.
- Maple Syrup
Pumpkin Frosting Ingredients
- Pumpkin Puree: Make sure to use pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling.
- Vanilla Extract
- Maple Sugar
- Palm Shortening
- Arrowroot Flour
How to make Gluten Free Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Combine all the dry ingredients into a medium size mixing bowl.
3. In a separate, small mixing bowl mix the palm shortening, pumpkin puree and maple syrup.
4. Add the shortening mixture to the dry ingredients then stir to combine.
5. Using spoons or a cookie scoop, make 12 dough balls and place them at least 3 inches apart on the baking sheet. The dough will spread into round cookies and they need room to grow.
6. Place the tray into the oven for about 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely before assembling the whoopie pies.
7. While the cookies are cooling, create the filling/frosting by combining all the ingredients in a small bowl. Then using a hand mixer, blend until smooth.
8. To assemble the whoopie pies, place a dollop of frosting on a cookie and then place another cookie on top of the frosting. Repeat until all the cookies are used. Then serve immediately.
Tips for making the Best Gluten Free Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
- The AIP/Paleo glaze won’t harden in warmer temperature or climates.
- If you want to make muffins with this recipe, add to 6-8 muffin tins and bake for about 15 minutes.
- You’ll welcome to skip the frosting and just enjoy the cookies. They taste like pumpkin spice sugar cookies but with the texture of a muffin top.
- Store on the counter or in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Best if eaten the day of baking but must be eaten within 2-3 days.
If you like this recipe, then you’ll these pumpkin recipes.
- Paleo Pumpkin Donut (Nut Free, AIP)
- AIP Pumpkin Pie Bars
- Pumpkin Spice Waffles (Nut & Cassava Free, AIP/Paleo)
- AIP Pumpkin Spice Bread with Streusel