Introduction: How to Make Whoopie (Pies)

This recipe will teach you how to make Whoopie Pies- a delicious treat to share with your significant other! I think these are more popular in the south but anyone in the north, east, south or otherwise who tastes these will be hooked too! Your loved one is sure to appreciate them if making for Valentine's Day.

You will need the following ingredients for the cookies:

2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
Marshmallow Filling (recipe follows)

And the following for the filling:

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

2 cups marshmallow cream such as Marshmallow Fluff

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter 2 large cookie sheets so that the whoopie pies slide right off after baking.

Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients

Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a bowl until combined.

Step 3: Mix Wet Ingredients

In a separate bowl or container, stir together buttermilk and vanilla.

Step 4: Combine Ingredients

In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat together butter and sugar at medium-high speed until
mixture is fluffy.

Add egg, beating until combined. Alternate mixing flour mixture and buttermilk in batches, beginning and ending with flour, scraping down side of bowl after each flour addition, and mixing until smooth.

Step 5: Bake

Spoon 1-tablespoon mounds of batter onto cookie sheets. Bake until tops are puffed and cookies spring back when touched, 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Step 6: Make Marshmallow Cream

For the filling, beat together butter, powdered sugar, marshmallow cream, and vanilla in a bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth, about 3 minutes.

Step 7: Assemble

Spread a rounded teaspoonful of filling on flat side of half of the cookies and use the others as tops. Some people might want to make a double batch of the marshmallow cream for double stuffed whoopie pies!

Step 8: Eat and Enjoy!

Share with your special Valentine! Put into a special package for them only after they have dried for a few hours on the counter, otherwise they may be too moist and stick to paper, etc.


muniraa made it!(author)2014-10-19

How many does it make??? Like the serving?? PLEASE REPLY ASAP!!

JDinBalt made it!(author)2011-07-07

Call me crazy but whoopie pies are pretty much unknown in the South. This is specifically a very proudly Yankee dessert! Seriously, it's the official state dessert of Maine. Even in Maryland - arguably in between - we only first saw whoopie pies about a year or so ago. Before that, this was strictly moon pie country. And the whoopie pie and moon pie cannot be confused: they are two completely different desserts.

Clayton+H. made it!(author)2010-01-30

Arn't These also called moon pies.
(I'm from Ohio but vist SC every year fo vacation and see alot of these)

Prfesser made it!(author)2010-02-02

Hmm... the Moon Pies I've seen have a cookie that's almost like a graham cracker, and the whole thing is covered with chocolate.  Whoopie pies are  like two cakes with filling and no coating.

dummy1977 made it!(author)2011-03-17

"Now run along, and spend your money on penny whistles and moon pies"

"Moon pie...moon pie....I'd like to moon pie her!" ...

locodiego made it!(author)2010-01-30

My understanding is that Moon Pie is the branded version of this recipe:

jessyratfink made it!(author)2010-01-30

 These look absolutely fantastic. I think I'll have to try this recipe out. :D

locodiego made it!(author)2010-01-30

They are best when cooled for 15 minutes, filled and then eaten immediately!

Jent13 made it!(author)2010-07-19

I like them best after they have chilled a bit in the fridge. Yum. Great ible and recipe. They are delicous. : )

vadios made it!(author)2010-03-12

Hello, I'm from Latvia (I doubt you know such a country) and I'll hardly find Marshmallow Fluff in our shops, can it be somehow substituted by any other product? 

locodiego made it!(author)2010-03-12

Of course I know Latvia! Can't say I have been there, but I do know where it is! I'm sure these would taste good with a homemade buttercream frosting stuffed in between the cookie layers.

vadios made it!(author)2010-03-13

Ah, thanks for your quick reply! I'll try it right tomorrow ;) 

TLC138 made it!(author)2010-03-02

 I am making them now but I am use a peanut butter filling. I am original  from Central PA and this just makes me think of home can't wait

dr.doug made it!(author)2010-02-04

Wonderful - I'm loving it very simple but delicate, I would call it American Macaroon 

PaHalloweenFreak made it!(author)2010-02-04

I am originally from Northeast Pa and we called these Whoopie Pies!  If I remember correctly my mom said they were called that because when moms would bake them the kids would all yell, "Whoopie!!"  LOL!!
I have not had these for at least 20 years.  I think I may just have to make some of these!!
Thanks for sparking a great memory for me!!

Prfesser made it!(author)2010-02-02

Great instructible!  I'm from central PA originally, where these are called Gobs (name is from a store version that is horrible, dry and crumbly).  Homemade gobs are outstanding!

Lettucehead made it!(author)2010-01-31

 These look great, I can't wait to try them!

KnexFreek made it!(author)2010-01-31


l8nite made it!(author)2010-01-30

I used to have a neighbor who was a semi-professional cake maker, if I timed it right I could visit when she was trimming the tops off the freshly baked cakes. She always had tubs of various icing, Id make icing and cake sandwichs. I know its not the same but thats what these and moon pies always remind me of.

 You have some fantastic photos here and a nicely done "ible"

locodiego made it!(author)2010-01-31

I bet those were some big pies! Also, thanks for the kind words.

JohnJY made it!(author)2010-01-30

 Nice picture quality, very impressive.  

blckpythn made it!(author)2010-01-30

Instructable was not as advertised.

mg0930mg made it!(author)2010-01-30

Made these earlier, and they were really good.

JamesRPatrick made it!(author)2010-01-30

Hahaha LOVE the title.

locodiego made it!(author)2010-01-30

In the spirit of the upcoming Valentine holiday of course.

Doctor+What made it!(author)2010-01-30


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