Lemony Gingerbread Whoopie Pies Recipe
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Lemony Gingerbread Whoopie Pies Recipe

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These spiced-just-right whoopie pies combine two popular flavors in one fun treat. The moist cookies are rolled in sugar before baking for a bit of crunch. —Jamie Jones, Madison, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 286 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 184mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg. Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten to 1/2-in. thickness with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For filling, in a small bowl, beat butter and marshmallow creme until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and extract.
  4. Spread filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies, about 1 tablespoon on each; top with remaining cookies. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Lemony Gingerbread Whoopie Pies in Taste of Home February/March 2011, p29

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Kathleen User ID: 9077104 267325
Reviewed May. 25, 2017

"This was a great cookie; however I think rolling the dough in sugar before forming the cookie made them too sweet."

CowpokeBob User ID: 6210496 224152
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2015

"These are delicious. These are even great without the filling."

MJMM User ID: 3717070 123799
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"Yummy! I usually make chocolate Whoopie Pies for the kids' snack after the first day of school. Our granddaughter was to be here after her first day of 1st grade, and she loves ginger so I tried these. Success! She loved them. I was short of marshmallow so used a cream cheese frosting which was delicious. Definitely a favorite in this family."

mugsy74 User ID: 7147749 191254
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013


grandma karyn User ID: 6889895 192727
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"They are wonderful I added lemon zest, because I had cheap extact.I can think of so many filligs that would be great with this reciepe. Thank you so much!"

donagibson User ID: 2199170 122251
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"This is our new favorite cookie! One suggestion: put them in the refrigerator to firm up the filling, then set out to soften a little before eating."

LandKA User ID: 6458158 131297
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2012

"not bad, but not as soft as i expected. Not very lemony, next time i will increase the lemon. They are a lot softer the 2nd day."

Bracious User ID: 5358187 193756
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2012

"Absolutely Fantastic. I loved everything about this recipe! It was a hit among my teachers! Amazing."

xicota User ID: 944314 192725
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"Update: These treasures will call your name repeatedly, throughout the day, until you enjoy JUST ONE MORE---lol."

jslkwilham User ID: 2994626 190226
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"SOOOOOOOOOOOOO Good!!! I always end up doubling the recipe so that there are plenty to go around."

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