Pennsylvania Dutch Whoopie Pies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins

This has been in my family a long time! I always remember these at Gramma's house. They are a chocolate pie cookie with cream filling...this recipe is perfect for a cookie bake at church or a party..this recipe makes ALOT of cookies!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. COOKIE.
  2. Cream together sugar and shortening;add eggs.
  3. Sift together flour, cocoa& salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Add vanilla.
  4. Dissolve baking soda in HOT water and add LAST, mixing well.
  5. Bake 400 degrees 8-10 minutes.
  6. Make sandwiches from 2 cookies filled with whoopie pie filling.
  8. Mix together egg whites,vanilla, milk & 2 cups 10x sugar.
  9. Beat in the shortening and the remaining 10x sugar.
  10. Spread a dab of cream filling on flat side of COOLED cookie.
  11. Top with another cookie to form sandwich pie.
  12. Makes ALOT of cookies.
  13. Recipe can be cut in half.


Most Helpful

I am from PA and I grew up on Whoopie Pies and this recipe is just like my grandmother's. I made my spoonfuls bigger than a teaspoon and ended up with some pretty big whoopie pies but that's ok. Also, I set my oven on 350 and left them in 8 minutes and they turned out perfectly!

vdub322 December 09, 2008

What the heck? At 400 degrees these cookies burned well before 8 mins ? Did anyone else have this trouble? I have lowered the oven temp to 350 and see what that does. So disappointed in that first tray of whoopie pies getting burnt.

598603 June 25, 2008

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