Chocolate Whoopie Pies – Rich chocolate cake-like cookie sandwiches filled with a fluffy vanilla buttercream filling! Easy and delicious!
I am so excited to be sharing this Chocolate Whoopie Pies recipe along with a giveaway for the brand-new Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook! My lovely friend Miranda from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt‘s new cookbook is coming out on October 31st and is available right HERE on Amazon! Her site is phenomenal, I have been in awe of her beautiful baked goods for years and her cookbook is really awesome! It’s filled with all kinds of cookie recipes that will just make you drool!
It was really a tough choice to pick with recipe I was going to make, originally I was going to make the Buckeye Thumbprint Cookies but I hadn’t made a whoopie pie before and just had to give them a try! I think the Tiramisu Whoopie Pies and Honey Bun Bars are up next for me to make! If you love cookies, this is the cookbook for you (and a great Christmas gift too!).
Now these Chocolate Whoopie Pies are pure chocolate-y perfection. They may look like a cookie sandwich but the cookies are basically rich chocolate cake. The filling is a delicious vanilla buttercream and surprisingly, these are so easy to make! These were such a fun chocolate dessert and disappeared within minutes of me making them! My army of taste-testers all gave these whoopie pies two thumbs up! A lot of whoopie pies are made with a filling made from marshmallow cream but I enjoyed this one even more! I thought the vanilla buttercream complemented the chocolate so perfectly!
Tips on chocolate whoopie pies recipe
- Make sure the cookies cool completely before frosting so the frosting doesn’t just melt off.
For the cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
For the filling
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
To make the cookies
- In a medium mixing bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed or a wooden spoon, beat together the butter and both sugars until light and creamy. This will take about 3 minutes if using an electric mixer or 5 to 6 minutes if creaming by hand. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat to combine. Add the buttermilk and dry ingredients in alternating batches, beating on low speed or by hand until incorporated.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a medium (1 1/2 – tbsp) cookie scoop, scoop the dough into balls and drop them 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 13-14 minutes, until the tops are slightly cracked.
- Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.
To make the filling
- In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium or a wooden spoon, beat together the butter, confectioners’ sugar, milk, and vanilla until light and fluffy. 1 to 2 minutes.
- Transfer the filling to a resealable plastic bag and snip off one corner of the bag. Once the cookies are completely cooled, pipe a swirl on the bottom (flat) side of the half of the whoopie pies. Add the top cookies, flat-side down, and gently press together.
Recipe from Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook
Don’t forget to pre-order Miranda’s cookbook HERE!
Love chocolate recipes?
Make sure to check out these recipes:
No Bake Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Parfait from Who Needs a Cape?
Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies from The Foodie Affair
Chocolate Macaroon Tunnel Cake from An Affair from the Heart
I was provided with the Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook to use. As always, all opinions are my own.