Sunday, August 30, 2015


This recipe makes a Whoopie Pie that is light as air and very tender. I like to wrap them individually (after they are completely cool) which makes them perfect for lunch boxes. They are also very popular at potlucks and bake sales.

Preheat oven to 450° and spray cookie sheets with cooking spray


2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening (no substitutions)
2 eggs
1 cup sour milk (*see note below)
1 cup BOILING water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened bakers cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda

*NOTE: To get sour milk,  put 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in a cup and then fill it up with milk; let it stand for 5 minutes.

Beat the eggs, shortening (I use butter flavored Crisco) and sugar in a large bowl until very smooth, scraping sides.

In a separate bowl, mix sour milk, boiling water, salt, cocoa and vanilla. Stir till smooth.

In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and baking soda.


Mix the cocoa-liquid mixture into the creamed butter and sugar mixture. Mix well.  Gradually add the flour mixture and beat until smooth.   Let batter sit for 5 minutes.


Drop batter (about 2 tablespoons per cookie) onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 450° for 5 to 7 minutes. NOTE: My electric oven takes 5 minutes (don't over bake because at this high temperature, the cookies will burn quickly).

Cool cookies on a wrack.  When they are completely cool, put two cookies together with filling.



1 cup  UNSALTED butter at room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
(1) 7 ounce container of marshmallow fluff

Cream the room temperature butter until fluffy (takes about 3 minutes on high speed).

Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating well in between each addition.

Add the marshmallow fluff and vanilla and whip on high until well mixed.

Add a nice thick layer of filling in between two cookies. If they aren't going to be eaten immediately, wrap them in plastic wrap. Recipe makes 24 pies.


Betty said...

Whoopie grandchildren love these cookies! I also wrap them individually, that is if there are any left to wrap:)

Nínive Hospicio said...

I'm not really good at cooking, probably because I'm not patient enought, but I love your recipes! I've tried a few and everybody had liked them. I really like how well explained is everything, especially for me, English is not my mother tongue and I can't find some ingredients except in American Store, which is extremely expensive.

The Pancakes recipe is probably my favourite one and I always have to duply everithing, everybody love them and repeat!I will try this as well, anyway.

Love from here,