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Easy Homemade Gingerbread Whoopie Pies recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Gingerbread whoopie pies are soft, spiced gingerbread cookies with a lovely cream cheese filling. Perfect gingerbread treat for the holidays!
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
Servings: 8
Calories: 255kcal


Whoopie Pies

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 Tbsp milk

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a medium bowl, add flour, ginger, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and baking soda.
  • In another large bowl, combine together melted butter, brown sugar, and molasses. Whisk in egg, milk, and vanilla extract until they are well-combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Carefully mix until just combined.
  • Use a cling wrap and cover the bowl. Put it in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Preferably up to 12 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Scoop 1 tablespoon of chilled dough. Roll into a ball. Ensure that cookie balls are placed 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake balls for around 10-15 minutes, until they are puffed and just set. Let whoopies cool completely before you start frosting.
  • Beat together cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined. This forms the frosting.
  • Spread or pipe about 2 teaspoons of filling onto the bottom of a cookie. Top with another cookie, forming a sandwich. Repeat with remaining cookies.
  • Chill for 30 minutes. Dust chilled whoopie pies with powdered sugar, if desired. Enjoy!


Yields 16 cookies, made into 8 Whoopie Pies.


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 391IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg