Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Filling*

I have been wanting to make Whoopie Pies ever since I found out that “Makin’ Whoopie” meant doing the horizontal macarena. I mean how funny is that?! Apparently, it is not as funny as I thought it was. I told multiple people that I was “Makin Whoopie!…..Pies!” and umm no one but me laughed. And then I explained why that was funny…and still no one laughed. But I did, and I still do because it really is funny I have the sense of humor of a 13 year old boy.

But then again I think any euphemism is almost always worth a good laugh. Like a few years ago, I was having a drink or two with my Yankee friend Linda and she made a comment about Wee Wee Boom. And she said that and just kept on going. So I stopped her and asked…Uhhh Excuse me, but what the heck is Wee Wee Boom. Apparently it is what her mom called going #2 when she was a kid and it just stuck! I find that, and the fact that she actually calls her mom Mother (is that a Yankee thing?), hysterical! But then again, like I said, I have a pretty odd sense of humor.

Funny euphemism or not, I can’t believe I waited so long to make Whoopie Pies! They were so good! I loved the lightness of the cookie and the combination of the cream. It is nothing like an oreo, despite what some people told me, and I definitely would not want it dunked in milk…but I would want about 50 of them and a dark empty room, because as we all know…if no one sees you eat it, then the calories don’t count!


Chocolate Whoopie Pies


For the whoopie pie:
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk

For the filling:

1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup confectioners' sugar or glazing sugar
1 1/3 cups Marshmallow Fluff or marshmallow creme
1/4 teaspoon salt dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


For the whoopie pie:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a bowl, sift together, flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, beat butter, shortening and sugar with a mixer on low until just combined. Increase speed to medium and beat for about 3 minutes.
Add egg and vanilla and beat for two more minutes. Add half of the flour mixture and half of the milk and beat on low until incorporated. Repeat with remaining flour and milk and beat until combined.
Using a tablespoon, drop batter on baking sheet two inches apart. Bake for about 10 minutes each or until pies spring back when pressed gently.
Remove from oven and cool for about five minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.
1 Tbsp of batter should make about 48 two-inch cakes or 24 pies.
2 Tbsp of batter should make about 30 four-inch cakes or 15 pies.

For the filling:
Beat together the butter, shortening, sugar, and marshmallow till well combined.

Dissolve the salt in the water, and add to the marshmallow mixture. Add the vanilla, and beat till smooth.

Spread the flat side of half the cakes with the filling. Top with the remaining cakes, flat side towards the filling. Wrap individually, in plastic wrap, till ready to serve.

Source: Whoopie Pies


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46 Responses to “Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Filling”

  1. 1

    Eliana — October 20, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

    Ah yes – the classic whoopie pie combo. You did it perfectly girl. It looks super delicious. I’ll take a dozen…thank you.

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    Anna Johnston — October 21, 2010 @ 1:24 am

    Too funny :) When I saw the title of this post I started grinning.., so guessing I too have the sense of humour of a 13 year old boy as well. Love it that all I need is a dark room where I can munch these little babies down seeing as the calories don’t count ‘n all :)
    Great post.., looking forward to the next
    Cheers Anna

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    notyet100 — October 21, 2010 @ 2:47 am

    feel like eating this

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    The Blue-Eyed Bakers — October 21, 2010 @ 6:57 am

    Hey we’re laughing!! And whoopie pies are one of our faves…marshmallow filling and fluffy chocolate!? Match made in heaven! These look delicious!

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    Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon — October 21, 2010 @ 7:44 am

    I need about six of these right now to stuff in my face. They look fantastic.

    PS – I did a similar post titled Making Whoopie and really, nobody thought it was as funny as I did.

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    With Style and Grace — October 21, 2010 @ 8:23 am

    my goodness, these look delicious and have put my morning oatmeal to shame! MUST give this recipe a try :)

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    dawn hutchins — October 21, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    Wow I’m impressed. They look so professional!

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    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum — October 21, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    Yummmy! These remind me of the cookies my mom used to make for me when I finished a swim meet in high school. The memory is obviously still quite strong. :) Who can forget those little cookies? They are awesome!

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    Rachel — October 21, 2010 @ 10:33 am

    I should really remember to not read new posts on my phone first thing in the morning. You had me hungry for these even before I was out of bed! I love that these are made with a marshmallow filling and not a cream cheese based filling. BTW cute pants :)

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    Kathryn — October 21, 2010 @ 10:46 am

    Hey! Just stopping by to let you know we’re giving away a signed Sandra Lee cookbook with 1,001 recipes over at Chew on That! We’d love for you to enter! The giveaway ends on Halloween, so hurry over! :)

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — October 21, 2010 @ 10:58 am

    Oh my gosh, these are gorgeous! They look so light, fluffy and totally delish… Thanks for sharing, Jessica!

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    Jenna — October 21, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    For the love of all that is good, these cookies look amazing!

  13. 13

    Debs — October 21, 2010 @ 11:38 am

    I’ve come across many whoopie pie recipes on foodgawker & tastespotting too, but none have inspired me to make them until now. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jessica — October 21, 2010 @ 11:48 am

    Printed and ready to make these for tomorrows Halloween Party. 😀 oh yea.

  15. 15

    Robert L Davis — October 21, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

    I think I gained 5 lbs just looking at the picture. Oh well, I’m going to go looks ome more!!

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    Jenn — October 21, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

    gorgeous!!! ha and your nail polish matches!

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    Anne Conover — October 21, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

    I’ve made these before. I have a similar recipe. SO, SO good but pretty labor intensive so have only made them a few times when my kids were smaller. And…I’m a Yankee…and no, we don’t say “mother” as a rule :)

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    Liz @ Blog is the New Black — October 21, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

    I’ve been dying to make these, too. And I love your joke! My kind of humor!

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    Mom — October 21, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    Really?!?!?!?!??!? You know I wanted to have those!!!!!!!! Hmmmm….REALLY!?!?!??!!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!? ANd Linda is not for the North! Ha!

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    sippitysup — October 21, 2010 @ 7:20 pm

    Photography A+++++++++++ GREG

  21. 21

    Debbie — October 21, 2010 @ 8:13 pm

    These are gorgeous, I love whoopie pies. Also love the black nail polish, prefect for the season!

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    Becky — October 21, 2010 @ 10:39 pm

    Yes! I’ve been wanting to find a great recipe for Whoopie Pies – this is it! And I love your sense of humor…probably because it’s like mine ; )

  23. 23

    Julie Roberts — October 22, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

    Love whoopie pies…

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    Wendy — October 22, 2010 @ 4:06 pm

    I have been a whoopie pie lover since childhood. I hail from whoopie pie country in Pennsylvania. I have never made the marshmallow filling, but being a huge marshmallow fan I am definitly going to have to try this recipe. The only thing I could think when I saw this recipe was “whoopie!”

  25. 25

    Kerstin — October 22, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

    Mmm, great pictures, makes me want to reach out and grab one! I haven’t made whoopie pies yet either, but they’re on my list!

  26. 26

    ErinsFoodFiles — October 22, 2010 @ 8:01 pm

    Oh yum! I’ve only made whoopie pies once, I totally need to make them again!

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    Amber — October 23, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    I try to use all the euphemisms I know in my daily vocabulary. Yet, how did I miss this one???? Well, just another euphemism to incorporate into my daily conversations with my husband.

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    Sharlene — October 23, 2010 @ 8:50 pm

    Hahaha I agree that if no one sees you the calories don’t count! Your whoopie pies look lovely. I used to adore them growing up but haven’t tried making my own version just yet.

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    Chocolate Shavings — October 25, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

    Those look perfect!

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    natalie (the sweets life) — October 26, 2010 @ 10:31 am

    these are SO perfect looking! They look like they belong in a bakery!

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    Julie Smith — February 2, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    My husband’s family calls their mothers “mother”. They are from Delaware. I think it is a small subset of yankees where this phenomenon occurs; I am from Pennsylvania and no one I knew there did it. (of course I call my mother “Mummy”, which is the British preferred name for moms, and THAT’s just weird).

    What kind of cocoa powder do you use? Every time I try to bake with cocoa powder, I get an anemic light brown cake; yours look rich and yummy!

    • Jessica replied: — February 7th, 2011 @ 12:55 am

      Those damn yankees! LOL always doing weird things! 😉

      And I have never had that problem with cocoa powder! So weird! And I have used many different kinds of cocoa powder. One of my favorites is the Ghiradelli one…but it’s sometimes hard to find!

      I wonder if it was just the recipe you tried? I would definitely give it another shot!

  33. 33

    Ari Recipes — February 18, 2011 @ 11:32 am

    I had never tried to make Whoopie Pies,they look so good! I’ll start with your recipe :)

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    Susan Brooks — February 27, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    I’m a Yankee and don’t use Mother, unless I’m really really mad as in MOTHER. Your whoopie pies look great.

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    Kelly — March 13, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    I am trying your recipe out RIGHT NOW! I hope they are as good as they look.

    P.S. I laugh at ‘making whoopie pie’s’ but I’ve been told I my sense of humor is ‘off’. :)

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    Elizabeth — June 10, 2012 @ 6:49 am

    These Whoopies are heaven! Just finished making them, after having failed on another recipe. Definitely a good recipe worth sharing. I used 1 3/4 c cake flour instead of all-purpose for a softer, more cake-like texture. Thanks!

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    wati — October 16, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

    First attempt at whoopie pies and they really turn out great!! Thank you for your wonderful recipe!!!

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    Priyanka — September 17, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    Hi! Is there a substitute for the vegetable shortening?

    The whoppie pie look lovely! I wish to try this recipe out!

    • Jessica replied: — September 17th, 2013 @ 10:56 pm

      Hi Priyanka, I would not recommend substituting anything for the shortening. It keeps them the perfect texture! Enjoy!

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    Priyanka — September 18, 2013 @ 2:26 am

    Ok thanks! These look super delicious!!!

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