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Whoopie Pies

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The experience... They are like a huge soft Oreo cookie, and a perfect complement for a morning coffee or a cold glass of milk.


Serves: Makes 18-24 pies

For the Cookies

  • 4 eggs
  • 2¼ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup hot coffee
  • 1 cup cream (mix with coffee)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 5½ cups flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

For the Filling (Don't Faint on Me Now!)

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups solid vegetable shortening


Whoopie Pies is a community recipe submitted by Grayson and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

WHOOPEE PIES (also known as "gobs")

  • Preheat Oven: 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Mix eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla, and vegetable oil.
  • Then add flour, unsweetened cocoa, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Mix all together, and add the coffee/cream mixture until you have drop cookie consistency (be warned: the mixing of this heavy batter takes a strong arm!).
  • If your batter seems a little loose, chill well in the refrigerator before baking.
  • Drop dough on cookie sheets ~ 1 VERY generous rounded tablespoon at a time, and bake for 8-10 minutes. Your cookies will be about 3 inches across, so space them out well on the sheet.
  • Mixing the filling... Beat eggs.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients. Beat well with an electric mixer until you get an smooth peaked icing consistency.
  • You can make flavoured fillings by putting in the following smooth ingredients...1 cup smooth peanut butter instead of one of the cups of shortening OR 1 cup of fruit preserves instead of one of the cups of sugar.
  • Assemble whoopee pies by spreading the filling between two cooled cookies. (Note: the filling recipe always makes much more than you'll need for this many cookies. Known as bakeshop frosting, it keeps well and makes a good layer cake frosting as well).
  • Wrap the pies snugly in plastic wrap and them refrigerate well before serving.
  • Recipe makes approximately 18-24 pies (depends on the size of your cookies).
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