Kid Safe Whoopie Pies

Total Time
40mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
20 mins

I could not find a kid safe (no raw eggs in filling) whoopie pie recipe anywhere until this one! Whenever we visit any Amish markets, I love buying whoopie pies, but was always worried about our 4 kids having them because of the raw egg whites. This filling is just as delicious and contains no eggs :) If you have never had or heard of whoopie pies, they are big soft chocolate cookies with creamy filling. I know...not a pie at all! These are great and kid friendly!

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine hot water and cocoa and mix well.
  3. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar.
  5. Add cocoa mixture, eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  6. Combine dry ingredients and add alternately to creamed mixture with buttermilk.
  7. Mix until well combined.
  8. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  9. Flatten slightly with the back of a spoon.
  10. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until just firm to touch.
  11. Remove to racks to cool.
  12. Filling: In a saucepan, combine flour and salt.
  13. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth.
  14. Stir constantly over medium-high heat until thick, about 5 minutes.
  15. Remove from heat and pour or spoon into a bowl, cover and refrigerate until completely chilled.
  16. In a medium bowl, cream shortening, sugar and vanilla.
  17. Add chilled mixture and beat for 5 to 7 minutes until fluffy.
  18. Spread filling on half of the cookies and top with remaining cookies.
  19. Individually wrap with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

3 5

Well - I made these - a bit skeptical, I admit. I grew up in Lancaster County, PA, where these are standard fare. The filling turned out surprisingly well, but the cookies left much to be desired, although I followed the directions exactly. SO - next time - maybe I'll use this filling recipe, and revert to my own "county" recipe. :) These aren't 'bad,' just not quite what we're used to around here - but they got eaten pretty quickly anyway! Thanks for sharing! The filling's a keeper!

5 5

I have been searching for a recipe like this for years. Ever since our neighborhood bakery went out of business 20 years ago. They made the most wonderful whoopie cakes. These come as close as I can remember. thank you for sharing

5 5

Very sweet, delicious and a kid favorite. I froze them and we took some out the next day and they were amazing!