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.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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natalie
natalie

was i suppose to use white coco powder because it was sooo brown the color didnt take

Michele

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Gwendolyn

We can look at any photo, but until you actually look at it is so breath taking. Nice thought and will for sure bookmark your site. Thanks for the info.

heather

Used your shaping idea for pumpkin whoopie pies this afternoon and they turned out perfectly, just as I hoped! My husband is in awe of them.

Cheers,

*Heather*

Jessie B.

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:)

Christina @ Ovenadventures

wow our “to do” list is eerily similar. oh but i’m gonna only eat healthy and wear heels while doing all that stuff too. lol
i love, love, love the whoopie pies so fricken cute

Amanda at MotherMeetsTheRoad

How I would love to try these, but, oh, how I would like to still fit in my jeans? October has been full of sweet treats already and it’s taking a toll!

Tracy

Gah! These are the cutest whoopie pies I have ever seen! Love!

Shannon

How adorable!! Must. Make. Soon.

Angie @ Bigbearswife

I just can not get over how cute these pumpkin whoopie pies are!

Lora

These are just too adorable!

meaghan (the decorated cookie)

I just love these! I posted a link on EdibleCrafts :).

Alley {AtHomeWithAlley}

I LOVE your sense of humor, you always make me giggle! I also love your to-do list for the week, someday I’ll get there! The whoopie pies are darling, love everything you make!!

Erika - The Teenage Taste

OK, these officially win the award for cutest Halloween-themed dessert EVER! 🙂

Paula

Perfect and adorable little pumpkin whoopie pies. Hoping you have a great week, even if you don’t manage to accomplish anything on the above listing.

Georgia Pellegrini

Wow, the color of that batter alone makes me smile. And a pretzel? How awesome. Sweet and salty baby!

trisha

these delish treats with my pumpkin spice tea sandwich and I’d say we would have a crazy pumpkin party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

betty

they look really cute!! did you had any trouble while making the pumpkin shape? because I am not that good while making shapes haha

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Allie {teaspoon of LIFE}

These are so cute and look SO yummy!!!

Sheryl

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!)

Mighty Morgan

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!

Cristin (Pinkie)

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!

Erin

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! 🙂

Jenn

You are way too creative 🙂

I love these and they look scrumptious!

Maria

Too cute! they are perfect!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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