Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Homemade chocolate cookies filled with cream are a delicious dessert for all occasions. Try out this recipe for a tasty mid-day snack or an addition to school lunches.
whoopie pies


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3–4 Tbsp milk

For the Batter

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. Use electric mixer to cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla.
  4. Add in the milk, scraping the bottom of the bowl as needed. Mix until just combined.
  5. Using a 1-oz cookie or ice cream scoop, drop the batter onto the prepared baking pan 2″ apart.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.

For the Filling

  1. Use electric mixer to cream butter until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add in the vanilla, one cup of powdered sugar, and one Tbsp of milk. Mix well.
  3. Add the remaining powdered sugar, one cup at a time, alternating with 1 Tbsp of milk at a time.
  4. Add in the last Tbsp of milk if needed for the desired consistency.
  5. Transfer buttercream to a disposable pastry bag and snip the end.
  6. Pipe the buttercream onto the flat side of half the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies.
whoopie pies