Best Whoopie Pie


Best Whoopie Pie

At my house this was labeled the Best Whoopie Pie and for good reason! Whoopie pies are a fun and timeless dessert to whip up, especially when you want to indulge yourself. So enjoy!


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour milk or buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup hot water
  • For Whoopie Pie Filling:
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup shortening


For Cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cream sugar and the 1 cup of shortening. Add eggs.
  3. Sift together flour, cocoa, and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with sour milk or buttermilk. Add vanilla. Dissolve soda in hot water and add last. Mix well.
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes and let cookies cool.
  5. Make sandwiches from 2 cookies filled with the Whoopie Pie Filling.

For Whoopie Pie Filling:

  1. Mix together egg whites, milk, vanilla and 2 cups of powdered sugar.
  2. Then beat in the shortening and remaining 2 cups of powdered sugar.
  3. Spread a dab of filling on the flat side of the cooled cookie. Top with another cookie to form a sandwich pie.

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@dearmumsie - Vanilla powder is a commercially-available product made from dried ground vanilla beans. Hope this helps! - RecipeLion Editors

thank you for your reply. but what is vanilla powder?

@dearmumsie - Great question! To make vanilla flavored, leave out the cocoa and use an equal amount of vanilla powder. Hope this helps! - RecipeLion Editors

can this be made leaving out the cocoa powder. i would like a vanilla one instead of chocolate.


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