Introduction: How to Make Whoopie (Pies)

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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

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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

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

Step 3: Mix Wet Ingredients

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

Step 4: Combine Ingredients

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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 (author)2014-10-19

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

JDinBalt (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. (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 (author)Clayton H.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 (author)Prfesser2011-03-17

"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 (author)Clayton H.2010-01-30

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

jessyratfink (author)2010-01-30

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

locodiego (author)jessyratfink2010-01-30

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

Jent13 (author)locodiego2010-07-19

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

vadios (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 (author)vadios2010-03-12

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 (author)locodiego2010-03-13

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

TLC138 (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 (author)2010-02-04

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

PaHalloweenFreak (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 (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 (author)2010-01-31

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

KnexFreek (author)2010-01-31


l8nite (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 (author)l8nite2010-01-31

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

JohnJY (author)2010-01-30

 Nice picture quality, very impressive.  

blckpythn (author)2010-01-30

Instructable was not as advertised.

mg0930mg (author)2010-01-30

Made these earlier, and they were really good.

JamesRPatrick (author)2010-01-30

Hahaha LOVE the title.

locodiego (author)JamesRPatrick2010-01-30

In the spirit of the upcoming Valentine holiday of course.

Doctor What (author)2010-01-30


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