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Whoopie Pie Cookies

Details

Timing
Timing
Total:
Bake:
7 Min.
Prep:
1 Hr.
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Yields:
36 filled cookies

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!

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.

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