- 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
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Reviews for Whoopie Pies
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"One of the best Whoopie pies I've tasted. My family loves them, have already made them 3x since Christmas."
"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."
"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."
"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 ;)"
"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 Filling3/4 cup shortening2-1/2 to 3 cups sifted 10X sugar1 egg white (or use dry egg white powder & reconstitute)1 teaspoon vanillaBeat 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."
"easy recipe, but i modified the filling, adding peanut butter to one, and cocoa to the other. yummy."
"the cake portion did not come out as fluffy as I wanted"