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Whoopie Pies Recipe

Whoopie Pies Recipe

"These soft, moist little treats have been a favorite of mine for many years," relates Ruth Ann Stelfox of Raymond, Alberta. "They're deliciously different."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 5 min./batch + cooling YIELD:18 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • 2. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with water and buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  • 3. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 5-7 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4. In a small bowl, beat filling ingredients until fluffy. Spread on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"Whoopie pies are a favorite of the men in our family. These are very good and always a hit at the end of any meal. For the filling, I often use homemade butter cream frosting so that I can change the flavor of the filling. Add mini-chocolate chips, crushed candy cane, or make it a chocolate filling! MMMM good!"

Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"My better half doesn't eat marshmallow,she's vegan,so looking for a different filling,don't like the shortening version either...need to find a different filling."

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2014

"Wrong filling. They call them Moon Pies around here. Scrapper_G has the real Whoopie Pie filling and I'm use to Aunt Ruth's version of the 'cookie' it requires sour cream so it's rich, dark and very moist. As a Moon Pie goes. Not bad. As a Whoopie Pie? Epic Fail."

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

"One of the best Whoopie pies I've tasted. My family loves them, have already made them 3x since Christmas."

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"I made this recipe a long time ago and it was delicious, even with the marshmallow cream. My family ate them up. I would definitely make these again."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"I agree with Scrapper_G about the filling. Im also from Pa Dutch Country and grew up eating my mom's Whoopie Pies. I would never put marshmallow anything in a real Whoopie Pie. I live in Cleveland now and whenever I would mention this cookie, most had never heard of it including my husband. Now they are his favorite cookie and he asks for them every Christmas from my mom, even after our divorce."

Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"I maut say DANG these were good. The first time I made them it was as the recipe called for, but the second time I made them it was with the filling from the Pumpkin Whoopie recipe and it made these even better! Big hit with husband and coworkers.....and myself, mostly ;)"

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"I still like my own recipe for the filling better. Here in PA Dutch Country the following is the most commonly used recipe for the filling:

Whoopie Pie Filling
3/4 cup shortening
2-1/2 to 3 cups sifted 10X sugar
1 egg white (or use dry egg white powder & reconstitute)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat shortening and 1 cup 10X sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg white and vanilla. Beat in enough remaining sugar to make a good, fluffy spreading consistency."

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2011

"easy recipe, but i modified the filling, adding peanut butter to one, and cocoa to the other. yummy."

Reviewed May. 2, 2011

"the cake portion did not come out as fluffy as I wanted"

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"cookie portion was good, but the filling was awful. It ran out of the cookies and made a mess."

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2011

"I tried this recipe to give to my co-workers as Valentine's treats. They loved it! It's very rich but not too sweet of a treat!"

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"These are good but very sweet. I made them as valentines. My kids loved them. This recipe makes alot of cookies!!"

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"These are delicious. Like someone else said, I needed to make them smaller. The frosting is out of this world. I am making them again tonight at my husband's suggestion, but adding peanut butter in the frosting."

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"Very tasty but took a long time to make."

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"The filling was runny, and the cake didn't have a good chocolate taste."

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"These are dee-licious! I made them for my grands, but of course tasted them first. The icing will be great on any cake."

Reviewed May. 22, 2010

"They remind me of ice cream sandwiches - just not cold"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"I thought they were great, loved the filling, decreased flour amount, increased cocoa for chocolatier taste. Only one complaint, dropping on cookie sheet by tablespoon full was too large, spread out too much, so I made them smaller by the teaspoon full. But I did love them and ate them all up!"

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

" I used to make whoopie pies every Christmas and gave them away as a gift, now I just make them for my family and surprise them from time to time.  Sharon from W. Central Fl.

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

"I loved these, so did my son and my co-workers."

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2009

"These are fantastic! We love them!"

Reviewed Jun. 23, 2009

"I have been making these for years. My cousin gave me the recipe and said "watch out they will be gone in a flash". And they were. My kids love them, my co-workers beg for them and my husband can eat too many at one time!!! Just enough chocolate and the creamy filling is wonderful. "

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