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Lemony Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

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
    about 2 dozen


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 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


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. 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.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Shape dough 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.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, beat butter and marshmallow creme until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and extract.
  • Spread filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies, about 1 tablespoon on each; top with remaining cookies.
Nutrition Facts
1 whoopie pie: 286 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 184mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Jenny
    Jan 3, 2021

    These cookies are so good. Love them. I have made them several times . Substituted the lemon extract with vanilla a couple of times, both are really good.

  • Margie
    Feb 19, 2019

    This are the very best.

  • Debrakennedy
    Feb 17, 2018

    These were absolutely delicious!! The subtle taste of lemon with the ginger and cinnamon was so good. I usually make chocolate whoopie pies cuz I'm a chocoholic but these are my new favorite!!

  • Kathleen
    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
    Apr 4, 2015

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

  • MJMM
    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.

  • kafaughn
    Aug 1, 2013

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  • grandma karyn
    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!

  • mmlowery
    Dec 24, 2012

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