Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Nutmeg Cream Cheese Filling

 

Happy First day of FALL!!!

Are you drooling yet thanks to the title? 

Today I am sharing with you a Welcoming House favorite

for when the winds begin to blow the leaves from the trees,

when warm sweaters begin to call our names,

and the brisk reminder that 

 summer will not be here forever

  begins to fill our hearts and minds.

 

Pumpkin is everywhere at this time, from coffee creamers, to pies,

even appearing in things like ravioli and soups.

Perhaps it is the bright cheerfulness of the orange pumpkins

waiting in the fields,

the bright smiles on the faces of children as they pick “THEIR PUMPKIN” from among the hundreds available,

or just the earthy, rich taste of pumpkin that makes it a favorite.

 

Either way, in our home, pumpkin reigns as King over Fall along with the combined lovely taste of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. I pray you will enjoy this taste combination and the picture tutorial/recipe that follows.

Check back tomorrow for more fun as we celebrate it really beginning to feel like fall here in MN!

 

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Nutmeg Cream Cheese Filling

 (makes 6 whoopie pies with a little extra filling for an apple dip…or eating)

  IN a mixer bowl, take the following ingredients and cream them all together:

2 1/4 cups Whole wheat flour, done on pastry setting

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

(or cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg combined to make 1 tsp)

  1 cup pumpkin puree

2 eggs

1/2 cup water

1 Tbs coconut oil or vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla

Then, either fill your whoopie pie pan, or use an ice cream scoop and a greased cookie sheet to make the pies.

Thanks Mom, for the wonderful whoopie pie pan! :)

Place the filled cookie sheet pan into the 350*oven

and set timer for 12 to 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, get started making that AMAZING filling for the Whoopie pies…

 I have recently starting grating my own nutmeg, and I tell you what, 

I will never go back if I can help it.

It makes things just go to a whole new level for your taste buds!

Have you ever seen one of these after they have been grated?

 Tthe pattern is just fun and crazy, and very intriguing.

Grate 1/2 a nutmeg to get the amount needed for the filling.

Ingredients for the

Nutmeg Cream Cheese Filling

is as follows:

 

1 block cream cheese, to room temperature

1 cup white sugar

(*gasp*–yes you heard me say white sugar)

1 Tbs milk or almond milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

Yes, it is just as amazing as it sounds.

 I had to kick myself out of the kitchen and go to the garden

until the whoopie pies had cooled so

I didn’t eat the whole bowl.

 

And I am normally not that crazy about cream cheese!

Let the Whoopie pies bake up to 15 minutes,

let them cool on a wire rack,

and then slather on this stuff for filling.

Eat over a plate, with a wet napkin ready to go to wipe everything off your face, hands, and arms when you are done.

Many Blessings to you and yours,

Heather

www.thewelcominghouse.blogspot.com

About The Welcoming House

I am a canning, cooking, crafty, crunchy, fun-loving mamma and wife who moved from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest prairie about 18 years ago. I love being a mom to my three beautiful daughters, and life-long companion to my darling handy Hubby . I blog over at The Welcoming House five days a week on a million different things from recipes to mini-series, to crazy picture days of what is happening around me! I hope you drop in, and never leave there without being encouraged and strengthened in your daily walk. Grab a cup of coffee and come visit us!
Many Blessings to You and Yours!

Grain Mill Wagon Challenge Experience: What fun this has been, doing the Grain Mill Challenge. I was not sure I would ever like using the WonderMill as much as I did my NutriMill, but I tell you what, I have fallen in love with it, and it has now replaced my Nutrimill as the go-to appliance for grinding everything I did before! I enjoyed coming up with 5 original recipes for the Grain Mill Wagon challenge, and my family loved sampling each and every one. I want to thank the Grain Mill Wagon, and WonderMill for giving me the opportunity to participate, and for the dear friend who suggested checking it out in the very beginning. My readers from The Welcoming House Blog have been amazing too, heading over here all the time, sharing, liking, and pinning my recipes because they love me, and the fun desserts I came up with. I wish you all the best, thanks for reading, and many blessings to you and yours! ~Heather Estey @ The Welcoming House Blog

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24 Responses to Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Nutmeg Cream Cheese Filling

  1. Christine @ Treasures and Pastimes says:

    Those look so delicious…I will put them on my “absolutely have to make just because I can” list ;) Thanks Heather!

    • The Welcoming House Heather says:

      NO thank YOU Christine, for stopping by and saying hello! Have a great day!
      (and I am glad I had a crew to help me eat these because otherwise I would have locked myself in the closet with the filling and gone crazy)
      ~Heather

  2. Jessica Haeder says:

    These look wonderful!!!! Can’t wait to make them :)

  3. Jessica Haeder says:

    These look wonderful! Can’t wait to try them :)

  4. Ivette Luciano says:

    I’ve been looking for recipes that use canned pumpkin and this one looks like a keeper… it’s in my to do list now! Thank you Heather!

    • The Welcoming House Heather says:

      You are welcome Ivette, and thanks so much for stopping by! Each year I watch the pumpkins grow in the garden just WAITING for these babies to finally be made. :) Glad to hear from another pumpkin lover!
      thanks
      ~Heather @ The Welcoming House Blog

  5. Sue says:

    This looks so yummy. Pumpkin is a great fall comfort food.

    • The Welcoming House Heather says:

      They really are just SOOOOOOO good, Sue! We decided we need to get three or four whoopie pie pans so we can make more at a time, and now the kids are old enough to get involved, so we have them a lot more. I still cant decide if I like this recipe or the chocolate variation my daughter created, better. :)
      Have a great day and thanks for checking this out!
      ~Heather @ The Welcoming House Blog

  6. Leslie says:

    Heather i love your cheerful posts!!!

    • The Welcoming House Heather says:

      Thanks Leslie—you can read more of them over at the Blog address. I try to talk about everything from recipes, to being frugal, to making your own things, etc etc etc. And I ALWAYS try to be upbeat, because we have enough stuff around us to sober us the rest of the time, right?
      Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Heather @ The Welcoming House

  7. Kelly Nale says:

    They look so good I can almost smell them YUM !!!!

    • The Welcoming House Heather says:

      I wish I could send you one, via airmail, but it certainly would not be as good straight from the oven, dripping with the nutmeg cream cheese filling. *sigh*
      THanks and hugs to you
      ~Heather @ The Welcoming House Blog

  8. Pamela Thoms says:

    Looks delicious!

  9. Karen says:

    I wish there was a PDF file or a printer version of this recipe. It looks wonderful!

    • The Welcoming House Heather says:

      Welll…………you could do like a lot of my readers and do a copy/paste into a word file, couldnt you?
      Sorry about that, hope you get a chance to enjoy them anyway! :)
      ~Heather @ The Welcoming House Blog

  10. Pamela Robinson says:

    Where do you come up with all this yummy stuff? Just keep doing it

    • The Welcoming House Heather says:

      ha ha Pamela….my kids??? Seriously, I dont know, it just sounds good, and you never know until you try it, right? I am sure my family could tell you of some of the flops that happen too, but when you love to bake and cook, creativity can come pretty easy!
      Thanks and have a wonderful day!
      ~Heather at The Welcoming House Blog

  11. Ellen Peavey says:

    I really like pumpkin always looking for new recipes, bet your kitchen smells so good. Ellen from Georgia

    • The Welcoming House Heather says:

      It does! But I think my favorite smell so far this fall has been homemade spaghetti sauce simmering in a big pan with the last of the tomatoes from my garden! Pumpkin is a huge favorite around here, though! Hope you get a chance to try them! :)
      ~Heather from The Welcoming House Blog

  12. patricia keenan says:

    Where can the whoopie pie pan be purchased? My husband is from New England and LOVES the chocolate whoopie pies he ate there growing up. I think I would like the pumpkin ones the best.

    • The Welcoming House Heather says:

      Hi Patricia! I have seen them all over, from big name stores, to mail order catalogs. I have found though, that you dont even need one of those pans, just use a cookie scoop with the wire that goes across the bottom, and that gives you good measurements for each half of the pie. Spread them out a little with a spoon after dropping onto a greased cookie sheet, and you are good to go! UNiform size and shape, without having to have a special pan! :)
      Hope you have a wonderful day!
      ~Heather from The Welcoming House Blog

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