Jack-o’-Lantern Whoopie Pies

On the occasion of Halloween treat your guests with these delicious pies made using pumpkin, Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix, and Betty Crocker® icing – a prefect dessert.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Cookies

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ spice cake mix
1
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2
cup butter, softened
1/4
cup milk
1
egg
1
teaspoon Betty Crocker™ orange gel food color

Filling

1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
4
oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon maple extract
1
tube (4.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ black decorating icing
1
tube (4.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ green decorating icing
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat cookie ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Using (2 tablespoon-size) ice cream scoop, drop batter 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets. With damp hands, gently smooth out dough.
  • 2 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat 1/4 cup butter and the cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar; beat until blended. Stir in maple extract.
  • 4 For each pie, spread about 1 generous tablespoon filling on bottom of 1 cooled cookie. Top with second cookie, bottom side down; gently press cookies together.
  • 5 Using black decorating icing, pipe jack-o’-lantern faces. Using green decorating icing, pipe jack-o’-lantern stems on tops of pies.

Expert Tips

The texture of these pies is exceptionally soft. They’re best stored tightly covered in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
313
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
),
Sodium
342mg
342%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
1/2g
1/2%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.