Whoopie Pies and Kids

Whoopie Pies | My Kitchen AddictionsSimple to make and delicious to eat, a whoopie pie is two soft cake rounds sandwiched together with a creamy filling which equals a perfect handheld sweet treat!  Rumor has it that the first whoopie pie was made in the State of Maine in the 1920s. Amish women would bake these desserts and put them in their husband’s lunch-boxes. The excited husbands would excitedly shout “WHOOPIE!” when they discovered one of these sweet treats in their lunch box.  Whoopie Pies | My Kitchen AddictionsMy grandchildren joined me recently to take on the adventure of making whoopie pies.  A fun, fun time it was!Whoopie Pies | My Kitchen AddictionsThe kids couldn’t wait until the whoopie pies were finished.  They had to eat a cookie a piece before moving on.

Whoopie Pies | My Kitchen Addictions

They have a coordinated effort going on!  This is called cooperative cooking. Whoopie Pies | My Kitchen AddictionsLook how meticulous I am! Whoope Pies | My Kitchen AddictionsIt’s a hand’s on experience!  Whoope Pies | My Kitchen AddictionsEating them was our favorite part!  Yummy “black moons,” also known as “whoopie pies.”Whoope Pies | My Kitchen AddictionsAll of the fun resulted in…Double Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Double Chocolate Whoopie Pies
adapted from Whoopie Pies (Angela Drake)
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup vegetable shortening
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely grated
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ cup milk
  • 8 ounces marshmallow creme
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ½ - ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • candy pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, cocoa, and salt.
  4. Place butter, vegetable shortening, sugar, and grated chocolate in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.
  5. Beat in egg followed by half of the flour mixture and then the milk.
  6. Stir in the rest of the flour mixture and mix thoroughly.
  7. Pipe or spoon mounds of batter onto the prepared cookie sheets, spaced well apart to allow for spreading.
  8. Bake in preheated oven, one sheet at a time, for 10-12 minutes until risen and just firm to the touch.
  9. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transferring to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
  10. For filling, beat marshmallow creme and butter until well incorporated.
  11. Add ½ cup powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  12. Add more powdered sugar, as needed, to create a creamy texture.
  13. Assemble whoopie pies by spreading white chocolate filling on the flat side of one of the cakes.
  14. Top with another cookie, pressing gently to create a sandwich.
  15. Optional: Press chocolate candy pieces onto the top of filling before adding the top cake or sprinkle chocolate sprinkles over the edge of exposed filling between the two cake layers.



  1. Nothing better than kids playing with their food and helping in the kitchen, eh? Quality time like this is also a great opportunity for teaching teamwork and self-sufficiency and developing coordination. And ya gotta love the chocolate!