Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

These are fantastic. This recipe is from a small business owner in Maine. She sells many variations on her website at This recipe was published on a local television website when she appeared on it and made them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shell: Mix together shortening, butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients and set aside. Add milk, cocoa and hot water. Then add the dry ingredients.
  3. Scoop large rounded spoonfuls of batter onto a greased cookie sheet and space at least 2-inches apart.
  4. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
  5. Filling: Add all ingredients in a bowl and beat until smooth. Then place scoop of filling between two of the shells and enjoy!


Most Helpful

Great Recipe! Made for a band bake sale. Followed as directed and turned out great! I made mine smaller by using 1/4 measuring scoop. No problem with the vanilla, just beated the filling for about five minutes, turned out nice and fluffy! The shells remind me of brownies! Ths is a must try!

mary.piper1 July 10, 2009

These are excellent whoopie pies! To maintain the pure white color of the filling, I used Wilton Clear Vanilla extract (4 tbsp. as stated in the recipe). Alone, the filling had a strong shortening taste to it, reminscent of the traditional Wilton buttercream frosting, but once it was with the shells, it was fine. I used a small cookie scoop to make smaller whoopies and baked them for 9 minutes. Came out great! Thanks for posting! (I'd love to find the recipe for the vanilla whoopie pies :D)

xpnsve July 13, 2008

This was THE whoopie pie recipe that I had been looking for!! Thank you for posting. I made these for a bake sale and they were the first sold-out item. I did have to skip on the filling though, just used regular icing, next time I'm going to try the filling I'm sure it will make them even better!

puh-leas-no-coconut:) June 16, 2012

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