Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

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Gingerbread Whoopie Pies: Pillowy brown sugar and spice whoopie pies sandwiched between a thick layer of cream cheese frosting. These are perfect if you like the flavor of gingerbread without the crunch!

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

I have a confession to make…


 

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

I don’t really like gingerbread cookies. Don’t get wrong, they are ADORABLE. I’ll happily attempt to make gingerbread houses or trains. I also have a rather extensive collection of gingerbread decorations.

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

But, crunchy cookies and I are not really friends. When I eat a cookie, I like it to be something I can really sink my teeth in to.

 

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

These Gingerbread Whoopie Pies are amazing! They are a cakey cookie full of gingerbread flavor. They all moist, tender, and literally melt in your mouth! This recipe only makes 8 whoopie pies, so you may want to consider doubling it for the holidays!

They are such a festive treat. Consider making these version too for the summer, 4th of July, Christmas/Valentines day, or just everyday.

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8 Whoopie Pies
 
Gingerbread Whoopie Pies: Pillowy brown sugar and spice whoopie pies sandwiched between a thick layer of cream cheese frosting. These are perfect if you like the flavor of gingerbread without the crunch!
Ingredients
  • For the Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
  • ½ Cup Butter, Softened
  • ⅔ Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • ¼ Cup Molasses
  • 2¼ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger, Ground
  • 1½ Teaspoons Cinnamon Ground
  • 1¼ Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon, Nutmeg ,Ground
  • ½ Teaspoon Cloves, Ground
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 12 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • ½ Cup Butter ,Softened
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
Instructions
  1. For the Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheet, or line with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Stir in egg, vanilla, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cloves.
  4. Gradually add flour a little at a time. Alternate with buttermilk as needed.
  5. Drop batter by ¼ cup onto prepared baking sheets. You should have 16 total cakes.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  9. In a large bowl,cream butter and cream cheese. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar a little at a time until just combined.
  10. Spread or pipe frosting onto half of the whoopie pies. Top with remaining halves.

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies adapted via James Beard

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies Shopping Tips:

  1. Add one tablespoon of vinegar to 1 cup of milk to make buttermilk at home.
  2. A squeeze of lemon or a shot of eggnog would make this cream cheese frosting extra special.

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

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