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Stef's Whoopie Pies with Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

Stef's Whoopie Pies with Peanut Butter Frosting

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"Not like other whoopie pies, these cake cookies are even more chocolaty and cakey!"

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen Change Servings


  1. Cream together 1 cup of the butter or margarine and the egg. Add 1 cup white sugar, vanilla and hot water. Stir in the flour, cocoa, and baking soda and mix well.
  2. Drop from a teaspoon onto cookie sheets and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Sandwich cookies together with Peanut Butter Frosting.
  3. To Make Peanut Butter Frosting: Blend 1 tablespoon butter and peanut butter. Stir in confectioners' sugar and add enough milk to make frosting soft enough to spread. Spread between the flat sides of two cookies and sandwich together.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 30, 2006

Hi all! This is a SUPER idea! EXCELLENT recipe. Instead of making the "chocolate cake mix" I actually had a Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Devils food cake mix that I had to use up so I used that but cut the water down to 1 Cup rather than the 1 1/3 it calls for. Mixture was thick enough to make really nice tablespoon "plops". Thank you, Stef, for such a quick and fun recipe! Just need to add a bit of info --- I made these for our Church potluck farewall luncheon for our Athletes in Action Baseball team. They were a HUGE hit!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 09, 2010

This is the first negative review I have written on the site: These turned out flatter than pancakes and by using a teaspoon to measure, I got 45 very small cookies. I didn't have an issue w/ dryness. I changed the second batch before it went it and this seemed to help, so this is what I would suggest: add 1 tsp. baking powder as well to the batter, add about 1/4 c. extra cocoa powder for a more chocolately taste and bake for only 6 minutes. Measure with a larger spoon, too. Hope this helps some of you!


49 Ratings

Sep 27, 2002

I love this whoopie pie recipe because it does not have shortening as a main ingredient for the filling, and therefore a much more tasty and more nutritous treat.

Jul 29, 2010

Fabulous whoopie pies. After reading the reviews, and noting that several people had mentioned the dryness of the cakes and the sweetness of the icing, I tried the following: 1 cup of powdered sugar instead of 1 3/4 cooking the cakes the minimum time listed The cakes were moist and delicious. The icing was peanut buttery goodness and not too sweet Yummmm!!!

Aug 18, 2010

These were awesome, the only thing I changed was I added another 1/4 cup of peanut butter to the filling to have more of peanut butter flavor. Excellent recipe.

Aug 04, 2003

As a child I enjoyed whoopie pies, but this recipe is "top shelf". They didn't last long once they were out of the oven. A big hit with everyone!

Apr 07, 2011

I made these for a birthday party & must say they were better than the bakery birthday cake! I baked the cookies for 10 minutes to keep them from drying out & then added 1/4 cup more peanut butter to the filling to give it a bit more flavor. Definitely a keeper! Thanks Stef!

Aug 25, 2006

very easy recipe to follow, cookie WAY WAY, TOO DRY!!, the filling was a good starting poit, however I like a bit more peanut butter taste I will not make this again


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  • Calories
  • 811 kcal
  • 41%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 107.1 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol
  • 119 mg
  • 40%
  • Fat
  • 40.9 g
  • 63%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 10.5 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 513 mg
  • 21%

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

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