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Whoopie Pies

"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
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large 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
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • 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.
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