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Whoopie Pie Cookies Recipe

Whoopie Pie Cookies
Intermediate Summer

Prep Time: 40 Minutes

Skill Level: Intermediate

Recipe Rating


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk


  • 1. Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.
  • 2. Beat shortening and sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to shortening mixture. Drop by teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheet.
  • 3. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until cookies spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Prepare CREME FILLING. Place 2 cookies, flat sides together, with about 1 tablespoon filling. Makes about 36 filled cookies.
  • * To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1-1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained (optional)
  • 1. Beat butter and shortening in medium bowl until creamy. Gradually add marshmallow creme, beating well.
  • 2. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating until well blended. Stir in cherries, if desired. About 1-1/2 cups filling.

Ratings & Reviews

    Fantastic for summer parties!