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Whoopie Pie Cookies

Details

Time
2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
36 filled cookies

Whoopie pies are a classic dessert sandwich filled with creme frosting. This recipe takes that concept and replaces the soft cakey outside with sturdy chocolate cookies. This recipe has a cherry and vanilla filling, but it would be just as good with fresh strawberries or peanut butter mixed in.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
1 hour
Bake Time
7 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup

    shortening

  • 1 cup

    sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 1-3/4 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup
  • 1-1/4 tsps

    baking soda

  • 1/8 tsp

    salt

  • 1 cup

    buttermilk or sour milk*

  • Creme Filling

  • 1/4 cup

    butter or margarine (1/2 stick), softened

  • 1/4 cup

    shortening

  • 1 cup

    marshmallow creme

  • 1-1/4 cups

    powdered sugar

  • 1-1/2 tsps

    vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup

    maraschino cherries, chopped, well drained (optional)

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Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
cookie sheet
cookie sheet
parchment paper
parchment paper
bowls
bowls
mixer
mixer
measuring cups
measuring cups
wire rack
wire rack
rubber scraper
rubber scraper
1

Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease.

2

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.

Tip

To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.

3

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.

Creme Filling:

  1. Beat butter and shortening in medium bowl until creamy. Gradually add marshmallow creme, beating well.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating until well blended. Stir in cherries, if desired.

Additional questions?