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Mama's Whoopie Pies Recipe

Mama's Whoopie Pies

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"My mom's whoopie pie recipe, my personal favorite!"

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Original recipe makes 25 whoopie pies Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl. Beat 1 cup butter and white sugar in a separate large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, until mixture is creamy. Beat eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract into butter mixture.
  3. Stir half the flour mixture into wet ingredients, followed by milk; stir remaining flour mixture into dough. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets. For 25 whoopie pies, make 50 cookies.
  4. Bake cookies in the preheated oven until set and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
  5. Beat 3/4 cup butter with confectioners' sugar in a bowl, using an electric mixer; beat 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and marshmallow creme into filling. Spread at least 1 teaspoon filling on the bottom of a cookie and top with a second cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Cookies keep best in the fridge or freezer.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 05, 2014

Just made these! Fantastic and easy! Added to my repertoire!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 21, 2015

Very disappointed with the recipe. I grew up in Pennsylvania eating whoopie pies (or gobs, as we called them on my end of the state), but had never actually made one. These tasted nothing like the ones I was used to. The filling was not good. I should have known better. Marshmallow cream? Ew. You are probably better off Googling "Pennsylvania Dutch Whoopie Pie" and getting a real recipe. I should have done this in the first place, but with a 5-star rating ( never failed me before), I gave it a shot. Definitely not what I was hoping for. Maybe if I find a good recipe, I'll post it on here. (Side note: I doubled the filling as suggested--it was wayyyy too much! If you do use this recipe, use the suggested amount.)


6 Ratings

Aug 14, 2013

These whoopie pies are awesome! I gave only 4 stars because they need more time I will double the filling recipe. Overall, they are delish! :)

Mar 01, 2015

Very easy recipe, but like one of the other reviewers, I ran out of filling. I would say that 1.5 times the filling would be absolutely perfect! I also only cooked the cookies/cake for 8 minutes and that was spot on.

Apr 12, 2015

very dense

Mar 15, 2015

Sooooo good!!! Definitely make more filling though!!


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  • Calories
  • 316 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.2 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 249 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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