Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Lemon Crème
Fall into Autumn with these deliciously spiced gingerbread whoopie pies.
Fall is my favorite time of year! Crisp autumn days, sunshine, warm colors and spices. Whether its kids getting an unexpected treat in their lunchbox or the ideal nibble with your afternoon coffee (I have to get a hit just before bus time every day), whoopie pies are the perfect hand held childhood treat. When you add all the flavors of fall and a twist of lemon it’s even more perfect!
Using my stand mixer fit with the whisk attachment, I whip together the crème filling. Marshmallow crème, cream cheese and zested lemon make the perfect filling for this spiced cookie. It’s not too sweet and has just enough zip! Put the crème in a zipper bag and chill until ready to fill the cookies.
The cookie dough is full of spices and warm ginger. The dough balls are scooped with a mini cookie scoop into a bowl of sugar for a quick dunk then move on to a silicone lined baking sheet. The silicone liners are not only quick clean up but also never let the cookies burn. I’ve had mine forever! Love love love them.
After a roll in the hay (or sugar that is), the cookies are baked and cooled on a rack. These tiny balls will spread out so give them plenty of room! I love a stackable cooling rack since counter space can be sparse when you’re baking.
When the cookies have fully cooled, snip the corner off the zipper bag and pipe the crème filling onto a cookie. Place another on the top to make the whoopie pie. Store the cookies in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve. They are so good chilled!
TIP: The recipe makes 15 cookies. Double or triple it and freeze to bake and fill later. Freeze the extra crème in a zipper freezer bag. Place any uncooked dough balls on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and freeze until hard. Then remove from cookie sheet and store in a larger zipper bag and return to the freezer.
I don’t know who’s more excited about these yummy spiced treats. The kiddos, my hubs, or me. Best part is my coffee cup and I get first dibs. Perks of the job.