If two homemade chocolate cookies with a cherry frosting filling sounds good to you, then you'll be on board with Whoopie Pie Cookies. These soft sandwich desserts are perfect for bake sales or birthday parties. And if you're feeling creative, you can swap out the cherries for fresh strawberries or your favorite candy for a new spin on the classic flavor combination in this Whoopie Pie Cookies recipe. The whoopie pie possibilities don't end with the filling. Try our recipe for Mini Red Velvet Whoopie Pies next!
Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease.
Beat shortening and sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to shortening mixture. Drop by teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheet.
To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.
Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until cookies spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Prepare Creme Filling. Place 2 cookies, flat sides together, with about 1 tablespoon filling.
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients.