Whoopie Pies

Cake like chocolate cookies with a fluffy white filling sandwiched in between. A traditional snacktime favorite.


3 dozen cookies (36 servings)

Cookie Ingredients

1 cup shortening
2 cups granulated (white) sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sour milk
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup hot water
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt

Filling Ingredients

1 1/2 cups shortening
4 cups confectioners' (powdered) sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 egg whites, beaten


Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C). Grease baking sheet with cooking spray or line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup of shortening and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla and sour milk. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt, stir into the creamed mixture. Stir together the baking soda and hot water then mix them into the batter last. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm but not overbaked. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before removing to wire cooling racks to cool completely.

To make the filling: In a medium bowl, cream together the 1 1/2 cups shortening with the confectioners' sugar and 1/4 cup of flour until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the milk and vanilla until well mixed, then fold in the egg whites. Sandwich at least 1 tablespoon of filling between the flat sides of two cookies.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 8 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292; Total Fat: 15.2 g; Cholesterol: 12 mg; Sodium: 146 mg; Total Carbs: 37.5 g (Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g); Protein: 2.8 g

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