Pumpkin Shaped Orange Velvet Whoopie Pies

This week I am gonna get organized.  No, for REAL this time.

I will not make any more stacks of mail.

I will not let the laundry pile high.

I will pack my kid’s lunches at night, so the morning isn’t rushed and all angry-like.

I will plan my meals and grocery shop for the items I NEED.  NO YODELS!

I will go to bed early-ish and NOT get sucked into brain-cell-killing shows like Most Eligible Dallas.

I will go to the gym and actually exercise, not just walk around with yoga pants and sneakers on LOOKING like I might have exercised.

I will clean my closet and finally get rid of some lingering sizes that humiliate me on a daily basis.

AND I will actually order photo books for the 4,528 pictures that have been uploaded on my computer since 2007.

I will do all this while staying in a positive mood, without rolling my eyes at my husband and with make-up on.

That’s my plan for the week.

 

Do you believe any of that?

Yeah, me neither.  Sigh.

 

I think I need a cookie.

Or even better a Whoopie Pie, which is basically a super great invention where you get to eat 2 cookies and call it one.  Brillz.

 

So these kinda went together in a breeze.  Not like a Martha Stewart, “It’s easy” breeze..an ACTUAL, anyone can do it breeze.

Pumpkin Shaped Orange Velvet Whoopie Pies!

 

First you make your whoopie pie batter…I adapted a red velvet whoopie pie recipe…just used orange food coloring!

I put the batter in a ziplock bag with the end snipped off…that way I had better control of the shape.  You could use a piping bag too.

You’ll want to line you baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat because they will stick.

I eyeballed my pumpkins…that’s how I roll.  They are all ABOUT 2.5″ wide and ALMOST 2″ in height.

After you bake them let them cool for 2 minutes or so and transfer them to a wire rack.

You can make your cream cheese filling now…and using another snipped-off Ziplock you can fill them.

I broke some mini pretzels…

and used them as the pumpkin stalks.

I used some extra filling and colored it green.  I piped on some vines and leaves…you don’t have to, but sometimes instead of organizing my mail I pipe stuff.  That’s me.

Then you’re done.  Aren’t they cute?

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Pumpkin Shaped Orange Velvet Whoopie Pies


Description

Makes about 16 pies


Ingredients

Cookies

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup room temp butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Orange food coloring (gel)

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Line you baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together.
  4. Add egg and vanilla, mix until combined.
  5. Mix you dry ingredients together
  6. On low speed add 1/3 of your dry mix, then 1/3 of your buttermilk…continue adding in this order until all your dry ingredients and milk are mixed in and smooth.
  7. Now add you orange food coloring. It didn’t take very much for me to achieve a pretty orange color, but add until the color you like is reached.
  8. Mix on low to combine the food coloring, scraping the sides until color is even.
  9. Transfer batter into a piping bag or snipped off ziplock.
  10. Pipe in the shape of pumpkins (kind of a fat heart shape) about 2 inches apart.
  11. Bake for approx 6 minutes until they are set.
  12. Let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  13. Fill each with your cream cheese filing.

Filling

  1. In a mixer, cream together your butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  2. On low speed add in your vanilla and powdered sugar.
  3. Turn speed up to medium until combined, scraping sides of bowl when necessary.

Helpful tip… Out of buttermilk?

Buttermilk Substitution

 

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70 Responses

  1. Sarah

    Wow! I have the same to-do list as you for next week, but I just moved these Whoopie pies to the top of the list…..everything else will just have to wait! Glad I found your site, I’m really enjoying it! Thanks!

  2. I am suddenly obsessed with MED. Are Courtney and Matt an item? Cause I need them to be. I have seriously googled it and my dying to know.

    Dont tell anyone what I just told you ok? I like to pretend I watch intelligent programming. 😉

  3. I’m really happy I’m not the only blogger out there who really loves Most Eligible Dallas. In a really guilty pleasure kind of way.

    Red velvet is for sure the way to go with whoopie pie flavors. These look awesome!

  4. How is it possible for so many people to be alike? It’s really a little uncanny…and strange that so many of us have the same habits…or lack thereof….Anyway, just how did the orange velvet slip past me. I think I must find the time to try it. I will put it on my virtual “to do list” Really…

  5. These are beyond adorable! And you have such a steady hand with your piping bag…I am impressed!

    Oh and I pinned your pumpkin dump cake on a pumpkin board of mine on pinterest last nite and it’s been repinned tons…everyone’s lovin’ that cake 🙂

  6. and here i was thinking you had somehow hacked my to-do list off my marker board. but since you said you didnt believe it, i wont press any plaigairism (sp?) charges.

  7. I’m on a mission to get organised too! But my timeline is a little longer – I’m aiming for Xmas and my daughter’s upcoming birthday party. 😀

    I’ve never had a whoopie pie before but these gorgeous little pumpkins are incredibly tempting! Adding this to my Must Bake list!

  8. KarenR

    How come I can always find a new fabulous website…but never my keys? Guess we’re all in the same boat (house?). Love your site. Thanks for the great ideas.

  9. So cute! I just bookmarked a pumpkin whoopie pie recipe yesterday, so perhaps I need to turn them into something as cute as this! How perfect for fall! 🙂

  10. LOVE this post! Your to do list is very much like mine, but I’ll be lucky if I get out of my pajamas let alone make it to the gym this week. Busy, busy. Do we ever really get caught up? I’ll keep wishing! I bought a whoopie pie pan a couple weeks ago that is collecting dust. I have to try these out. They are so cool!

  11. You MUST have stolen my to do list…I though I was the only one who walked around ion yoga pants….”looking” like i may have exercised…brilliant! As for the Whoopie pies, they look fabulous, so fabulous that I may have to make them immediately. I love how you shaped them into pumpkins!

  12. You are AWESOME! I love visiting your blog. You make me LOL , like for real. You think like I do, but I don’t blog, so I can only *think* stuff in my head. Thanks for all you do, and your recipes are great as well. (and whoopie pies are waaayyyyy more fun than “organizing” any day!)

  13. Brilliant!! I love your fall take on the whoopie pie!! Oh my, lists and lists….mine includes some of those too (including the gym and the photos items!) Keep up the delicious baking and amazing photo taking:)

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