Kid Safe Whoopie Pies

"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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Ready In:
24 whoopie pies




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

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  1. 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!
  2. 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
  3. Very sweet, delicious and a kid favorite. I froze them and we took some out the next day and they were amazing!
  4. I gave this 5 stars. I love these they are so yummy! I sell these at bake sales and they are great sellers. I to wanted a eggless filling recipe and I was so glad when I found this. My copy is basically the same. The ingredients are the same but different amounts. The batter: shortening 1 cup, 2 cups sugar, hot water 1 cup, 2 Tsp baking soda, 4 1/2 cups flour, 4 eggs, 3/4 cup cocoa, 1 cup sour milk, 2 Tsp vanilla, and 1 or 2 shakes salt. The filling: 1 cup milk, 1 cup shortening, 4 Tbl flour, 1 Tsp vanilla, and 1 cup sugar. The oven temp is 375 and bake time 8-10 minutes. The rest is the same. Thanks for posting a yummy recipe! Christine (internetnut)
  5. Recipe looks good; however, the milk isn't listed in the filling ingredients. Would love to try them when I know how much milk to add!


<p>I live in Pa (outside of Philadelphia) and cooking, baking, cross-stitching and reading are my hobbies. <br /> <br />I collect cookbooks and cookie stamps/cutters and have a pretty big collection of both. I am also a fan of all things Amish, so I have quite a collection of things picked up in Reading, Lancaster and surrounding areas here in Pennsylvania. <br /> <br />I have 4 kids, who are the loves of my life and cooking for them and my husband keeps me on my toes! ;) <br /> <br />We bought an ice cream parlor in March 04 and it's been quite an experience! <br /> <br />Note: I love getting feedback on my recipes; all I ask is that you actually *make* them before reviewing them. <br /> <br />Also, if you make changes or substitutions, I'd love to see your suggestions and/or comments, but I'd appreciate no rating at all if it's not made as posted. Too many recipe reviews state margarine subbed for butter (if I list butter, it's REAL butter), different spices, low-fat ingredients, whole wheat flour instead of white, etc. The recipes will not work/taste as intended, so it's really not fair to rate them as such. <br /> <br />I'd also really appreciate it if you refrain from rating a recipe if you overcook or overbake it or it you don't refrigerate or store as listed. <br /> <br />I, of course, will adhere to the above when rating recipes, too! <br /> <br />Thanks and have a great day! <br /> <br />My Rating System: <br /> <br />***** A delicious recipe that was thoroughly enjoyed. It has excellent, detailed directions and is perfect as is. If a dish is especially easy, and I'm on the fence, I will give it 5* for ease even if it's very good instead of great. Something I will definitely make again. <br /> <br />**** Excellent recipe but confusing directions that I will make again in my own less confusing way OR Very good recipe that I'll probably make again if I find the time! <br /> <br />*** Good/OK recipe but probably not something I would make again OR Very Good recipe that doesn't have clear, detailed directions. <br /> <br />** Recipe was edible but not really enjoyed and will not be made again. Work involved not a good trade-off for the end result. <br /> <br />* Not edible and probably an error in the recipe. I feel that I pick recipes with ingredients our family likes, so in my opinion, there's an error somewhere. If there's a chance I made the error, I won't rate the recipe. ;) <br /> <br /><img src= border=0 alt=Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket /> <br /> <br /><a href=;current=cookieswapparticip.jpg target=_blank><img src= border=0 alt=Photobucket /></a> <br /> <br /><img src= border=0 alt=Photobucket /> <br /> <br /><a href=;current=09holidayparticipationbanner.jpg target=_blank><img src= border=0 alt=Photobucket /></a></p>
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