Easy Homemade Whoopie Pie Recipe

Homemade Whoopie Pie Recipe

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love a ✳️simple Whoopie Pies Recipe?  These delicious cookie sandwiches with a big glass of milk are to die for!  They also freeze really well.

My husband likes EXTRA icing on his whoopie pies so we either double the icing recipe or only use half the cookies (and freeze the other half).  When using the frozen cookies,  I simply thaw them on the counter and make a fresh batch of icing!

Have you ever wondered why they are called Whoopie Pies?  Food historians say that they got their name when Amish women would bake these cookie sandwiches and put them in the farmers’ lunch boxes.

When the farmers would open their lunch boxes and find these yummy desserts, they would shout “Whoopie!”……I think my husband has the same reaction when I make these for him!

According to Wikipedia, Whoopie Pies are also called Black moons, gobs (Pittsburgh region), black and white bobs or “BFO” for Big Fat Oreos.  I’ve always called them Whoopie Pies even though I’m from Pittsburgh!

The recipe I use to make these ✳️ Easy Homemade Whoopie Pies was passed down from my mother-in-law.  I make these every year for my husband’s birthday!  For a Halloween treat, you could simply use a little orange food coloring in your icing!  Recipe makes approximately 4 dozen.  Keep these in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies

Cake/Cookie Batter
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Whoopie Pies
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 24 pies
Calories: 182


Creamed Mixture

  • 1/4 cup Crisco
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 cups Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk save the egg white for the frosting!

Flour Mixture

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2/3 cup Cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Soda Mixture

  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup hot water


  • 1 1/3 cups Buttermilk

White Frosting

  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 egg-white
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup margarine softened


Flour Mixture

  • In a medium bowl stir together flour, cocoa and salt and set aside.

Creamed MIxture

  • In a large mixing bowl combine crisco, margarine and sugar. Beat on high until fluffy
  • Add the egg and egg yolk to the creamed mixture and mix well

Soda Mixture

  • Dissolve the Baking Soda in the Hot Water and cool slightly.

Combine Mixtures

  • While mixing constantly - add flour mixture alternatively with soda mixture and the buttermilk to creamed mixture.
  • Blend until well mixed.
  • Drop batter by rounded tablespoonful 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake @ 350° for 8-10 minutes.

White Frosting

  • In a medium bowl on low speed mix together powdered sugar, egg-white, and vanilla.
  • Add margarine and crisco to mixture.
  • Beat on high speed until fluffy

Make the Pie

  • Place 2 tbsp of frosting on one chocolate cake and then place another cake on top.
  • Grab an ice cold glass of milk and enjoy
Nutrition Facts
Whoopie Pies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 141mg6%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 212IU4%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Don’t have buttermilk? You can substitute buttermilk with regular milk (just add 1 Tablespoon of vinegar and let sit for 10 minutes before using!)

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