Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
A huge thanks to my friend Maryann from Domestically Speaking for hosting this cookie blog hop which started on Monday. Every day this week we will be sharing our favorite holiday cookie recipes for you to bake at home. You can find all the recipes at the bottom of this post, make sure to come back tomorrow for the last 3 delicious treats!
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups Powdered sugar
- 6 oz. cream cheese, cut into 6-8 pieces, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- A squeeze of lemon juice (optional)
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, spices, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate large bowl, combine the brown sugar, melted butter, molasses, and crystallized ginger. Whisk until combined. Add the egg and buttermilk and continue to whisk until blended.
Add the flour mixture and fold together using a rubber spatula.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight. (if in a hurry I have placed in the freezer for about 20 minutes and it worked out fine)
- While the dough is in the refrigerator start making the frosting. Using an electric mixer beat butter and powdered sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add cream cheese, a little at a time, and continue to beat until smooth, about 30 seconds. Beat in vanilla extract.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, roll the dough into a ball and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake until the cookies are puffy, about 11-12 minutes. Don’t overbake or they won’t be soft. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Repeat with the remaining dough.
Spoon or pipe 1 tablespoon frosting evenly onto bottoms (flat sides) of 25 cookies. Top with remaining 25 cookies, bottom sides down. Dust with powdered sugar.
Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving.These definitely did not last long, the best part, you get 2 cookies in every bite!
A bit of tangy lemon zest in the filling really brightens the warm spices and molasses and pairs perfectly with a cup of hot tea!
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For more of my past dessert recipes you can find them below, thank you so much for stopping in today!
Your Gingerbread Whoopie Pies sound amazing! I’ll bet that your house smelled so good as you baked these. A plate filled with this yummy treat will be a welcome addition to anyone’s Christmas baking list.
Thanks Paula, other then the pumpkin spice, gingerbread has to be my second favorite scent 🙂
I bet the boys devoured these in 5 minutes flat!! I hope your mom is doing well, Kristin!
Thank you Julie, such a fun blog hop! Thanks for checking in on mom. I just received a difficult call from her doctor today, it truly is heartbreaking, I take it a day at a time. xo
What a fun take on traditional gingerbread! Can’t wait to try it!
Thank you Jenn 🙂
These warm spicy cookies are a great way to celebrate Christmastime. The cream filling looks delicious!
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much Meegan! xo
Kristin, these look amazing! I love the cream cheese filling with the gingerbread, and that your son and his friend could actually do the recipe! I’ve pinned and shared! Love hopping with you!
Thanks, Julie, I was impressed as well, now I’ll have to start teaching him to cook some dinners 🙂
Wow, these look amazing! Gingerbread and cream cheese is such a delicious combination. I’ve never made whoopie pies before and I’m looking forward to trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing it!
Thanks Carrie, they were fun to make 🙂 Let me know how yours turn out.
Gingerbread and cream cheese sounds like a match made in heaven! They are so pretty too!
These look amazing, Kristin and I bet your house smelled heavenly when they were baking. Nothing like gingerbread for the holidays.
These look so decadent Kristin! I love that your son helped to make them, too. I’ve never made whoopee pies, but now I want to give them a try!
These sound delicious and they look so light and fluffy!
These sound amazing and I love that they have lemon zest in them . Sounds like the perfect holiday cookie, a must try. So happy to be on the cookie hop with you.
Thank you so much Sonya!
We cannot believe that we have never made a whoopie pie. Gingerbread is one of our holiday favorites, so we have added your recipe to our baking list! Thanks for sharing and happy to tour with you!
Wow! Gingerbread and cream cheese sound like an amazing combination. Pinned!
These look and sound so yummy! We love gingerbread, and whoopie pies are so much fun. And you’re right, the best part is that you get 2 cookies in each bite! Thanks for the recipe. I’ll be making these for sure!
You had me at gingerbread! These whoopie pies sound delicious. Pinned
Thank you so much Marie!