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Chocolate Whoopie Pies

by Emma on June 16, 2010

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I can't say or type the word "whoopie" without thinking of Whoopie Goldberg. One of my childhood idols. No joke. My siblings and I had around ten movies on VHS tapes growing up. Our collection included such gems as: Rookie of the Year, Monkey Trouble, The Little Rascals, The Little Giants, a Collection of Luny Tunes cartoons, and Sister Act I and II. I thought Whoopie Goldberg was so cool in Sister Act I and II. I wished I could go undercover as a nun and help the other stiff sisters get their groove on.


 I will probably never be as cool as I though Whoopie Goldberg was, but I can enjoy a chocolatey whoopie pie. Oh yes. I made a dozen of these, and I had to take them to work so I could get rid of them before I ate them all, they are dangerously good. I love how the cookies are not overly sweet, because the fluffy white centers certainly are, so they compliment each other well. I love the look of chocolate with the bright white centers, but next time I might try Red Velvet whoopie pies. Dream big:)

Adapted from Gourmet's Whoopie Pies, via Epicurious.

For the cookies: 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 cup buttermilk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar and 1 egg.

For the filling: 1/2 cup butter, 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 2 cups marshmallow creme and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

To make the cookies combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl combine buttermilk, vanilla and the egg. In another bowl cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Slowly add all the mixtures together (1/3 of each at a time) stirring constantly until they are all combined into a gooey batter. Bake at 350 F for 11-12 minutes. This will make around 24 small to medium cookies (creating a dozen whoopie pies in all).

To make the filling, beat together softened butter, powdered sugar and marshmallow cream until well combined and fluffy. Then stir in vanilla. Make sure and wait until the cookies have cooled before trying to ice them, otherwise the centers will melt and become too gooey.


DaddyDonnie June 16, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Looks Good………..I say Whoopie for Whoopie Pies!!!!!!

lydia. June 16, 2010 at 1:16 pm

how yummy! i can’t wait to try to make this!

Meghan June 16, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Holy yum! These sounds sooooo good.

Bekka June 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Yum! I actually got around to trying some of your recipes — the apple galette (only I used black raspberries) and buttermilk pancakes. Thanks for the great recipes!

MissAlyssa June 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm

yum, yum… my fav are pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese filling! to die for!

Sarah Lockhart June 16, 2010 at 5:49 pm

I’m in love.

kat June 17, 2010 at 10:00 am

oh my goodness these look yummy! ive been wanting to try this recipe since seeing it on i see a grocery store trip in my day today hahaha. its funny the first thing you thought was whoopie goldberg. the first thing i thought was “make whoopie” because I used to LOVE the newlywed show from the 60′s or 70′s and that’s what they called it haha.

Jen June 17, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Those look so yummy!
I love all your childhood VHS movies!

Leah June 17, 2010 at 4:47 pm

mmmmm. looks delish. looks like a good 4th of July treat!

Katie June 17, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Omg! I completely loved Whoopie Goldberg as a child too! And was so happy when I saw her in Little Rascals after having thought she was the coolest in Sister Act!

Angie June 19, 2010 at 1:00 am

Those look so good! I wish I was good at baking.
My cousin, my sister, and I LOVED Sister Act II! We would watch it all the time at my grandma’s house. Oh the memories…