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.
- 1/4 cup Crisco
- 1/4 cup margarine
- 1 cups Sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk save the egg white for the frosting!
- 2 cups Flour
- 2/3 cup Cocoa
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1 1/3 cups Buttermilk
- 2 cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 egg-white
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup margarine softened
- In a medium bowl stir together flour, cocoa and salt and set aside.
- 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
- Dissolve the Baking Soda in the Hot Water and cool slightly.
- 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.
- 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
*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!)