Try this homemade Whoopie Pie Recipe and taste for yourself how amazing it is. Plus, it’s pretty easy to make too. Everyone will love these tasty cookies sandwiched with decadent marshmallow fluff icing.

Chocolate Whoopie Cookies stacked together.
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We recently made this whoopie pie recipe and they were so easy to make. The ingredients were simple which made these whoopie pies so soft and chewy. It’s one of our favorite cookie recipes.

I have been making Easy Homemade Cream Puffs Recipe and wanted to try whoopie pies. The cake like cookies are so sweet and delicious and the filling is heavenly.

What are Whoopie Pies?

Whoopie pies consist of two light and airy cookies that have a cream filled center. The cookie can consist of chocolate, pumpkin, gingerbread, or other flavored cakes.

Why we Love Homemade Whoopie Pies

  • Easy to Make – We love that this recipe is easy to make. All you need to do is mix the cookie batter and filling. Once cookies are baked, simply sandwich two cookies with creamy filling.
  • Simple Ingredients – The ingredients are simple and you probably already have the majority of them.
  • Family Favorite – We love that these cookies are perfect for any occasions. These cookies are rich, delicious and full of chocolate flavor.

Ingredients

Ingredients for whoopie pie recipe - flour, cocoa, baking soda, eggs, milk, butter, marshmallow fluff.

Cookies

  • All-Purpose Flour. Don’t pack the flour but spoon it into the measuring cup.
  • Unsweetened Baking Cocoa. Make sure that you use unsweetened.
  • Baking Soda. Take a look at the Best Baking Soda Substitutes.
  • Large Eggs. The eggs need to be room temperature before using.
  • Milk. Whole milk will make the recipe more rich.

Filling

  • Powdered Sugar. You may need to sift the powdered sugar if it’s lumpy.
  • Container Marshmallow Fluff. Or you can make Homemade Marshmallow Fluff.

You can view the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the page.

Variations and Additions

  • Change the Cookie Flavor – You can make these whoopie pies with different flavors of cookies. We love the chocolate cake cookies, but you can also make pumpkin or strawberry cake cookies.
  • Change the frosting – Depending on what flavor of cookies you make, you can also change the frosting. Make a delicious cream cheese frosting instead of the buttercream frosting.
  •  Holiday Whoopie Pie – For a holiday whoopie pie, mix in peppermint extract to the filling for a delicious mint flavor. We have even rolled into chopped peppermint for a fun and festive look.
  • Cake Mix – You can make a whoopie pie starting with a cake mix combining with other ingredients to make a rich whoopie pie.

How to Make Whoopie Pies

  • Step 1 – First, go ahead and preheat the oven. Also, line the baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. This will help with cleanup.
  • Step 2 – Combine the dry ingredients – Second, mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt together.
Mixing bowl with butter and oil.

Step 3. Next, beat the sugar and ½ cup of oil until it is combined in a large bowl. The mixture will be crumbly, but this is normal.

Eggs, milk and vanilla added to bowl.

Step 4. Mix in eggs, milk, and vanilla until everything is smooth. Once everything is well combined, gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. 

Balls of cookie dough on baking mat.

Step 5. Finally, it is time to scoop the cookies on the baking sheet. I like to use a cookie scoop. It makes it go so much faster and you can get each cookie the same size.

Cookies on mat flattened before baking.

Step 6. Gently press down on each ball to flatten them slightly. You can do this with your hands or the bottom of a glass.

Cookies baked and cooling on cookie sheet.

Step 7. Bake the cookies for 7-10 minutes.

Cookies cooling on wire rack.

Step 8. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet. Then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting ingredients combined in a bowl.

Step 9. While the cookie cool, make the filling. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the butter and powdered sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and salt. Then carefully stir in the marshmallow fluff. Allow to chill for 20 minutes.

Frosting piped on each cookie to make a sandwich.

Step 10. Place the filling into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip. Then pipe the filling onto the bottom of one cookie and top with second cookie to create a sandwich.

Expert Tips

  • Cookie Scoop – Use the small cookie scoop so that your cookies are the size of a tablespoon.  Flatten each cookie by gently pressing down on them. 
  • Boxed Cake Mix – You can make use a boxed cake mix to make the whoopie pie cookies.
  • Prepared Baking Sheets – Line cookie mix with parchment paper before placing cookie dough on them. This prevents the cookies from sticking to the pan.
  • Cooling Rack – Allow the cookie to cool on the a cooling rack before adding the filling.
  • Mix Ingredients – Mix ingredients by hand or with a electric mixer.
  • Frosting the cookies – We recommend frosting the flat side of the cookies.

Storage

Store in airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. When you are ready to serve, we like to take out of the fridge 30 minutes before serving. This allows the cookies to soften again.

Platter of Whoopie Pie Cookies.

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Whoopie Pie Recipe

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Try this homemade Whoopie Pie Recipe and taste for yourself how amazing it is. Plus, it's pretty easy to make too. Everyone will love these tasty cookies sandwiched with decadent marshmallow fluff icing.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 367

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • TO MAKE THE COOKIES:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Whisk together flour, baking cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium size bowl.
  • Then in a separate large mixing bowl, beat together the sugar and oil until combined (mixture will be crumbly).
  • Next add in the eggs, milk and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and beat after each addition until well combined.
  • Divide dough by using a cookie dough scoop or tablespoon, roll into a ball and place on the baking sheet.
  • Gently press down on each ball to flatten them slightly. You can do this with your hands or the bottom of a glass.
  • Bake for 7-10 or until cookie is firm around the edges and soft to the touch.
  • Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • TO MAKE THE FILLING:
  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and powdered sugar until fluffy with a hand held mixer or stand up mixer.
  • Add vanilla and salt and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Then gently stir in the marshmallow fluff until well combined.
  • Refrigerator  the mixture for 20-30 minutes.
  • Place the filling into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip and pipe filling onto the bottom of one cookie, top with second cookie to create sandwich.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 3 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 367kcal, Carbohydrates 48g, Protein 3g, Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 51mg, Sodium 272mg, Potassium 94mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 31g, Vitamin A 390IU, Calcium 26mg, Iron 1mg

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