Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Hello everyone,

I’m Melanie Kathryn, Founder of Gather for Bread. Which is a blog dedicated to delicious food around the table. I post lots of delicious breads, soups, smoothies, desserts and more. Today’s post is brought you to by my infinite love for chocolate.

I was so excited when Carrian offered for me to guest post and she told me how all of you love rich chocolatey desserts so I knew just what to share!

Chocolate Whoopie Pies-

I’ve liked chocolate ever since I can remember. And I’m no stranger to whoopie pies. Growing up in Pennsylvania, it’s no wonder I’m a whoopie pie lover. Today I’m pleased to share with you a classic chocolate whoopie pie. Made with no shortening, these are both authentic and delicious.

That’s what I love most about my homemade whoopie pies. All the ones I find in the store are made with vegetable shortening and that’s one ingredient my family has tried to ditch completely. That means always homemade. Always delicious.

Chocolate Whoopie Pies-

These cookie sandwiches never last long in our house. Everyone loves them so you would think that by now we would just always remember to make a double batch. Not so that we could eat more but so that we would have some to share. One of these days we’ll remember that. Double batch baby.

Thanks so much for allowing me to share with you today. It’s been a pleasure.

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Til we meet and eat again,

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By day I’m a blogger, baker, photographer and creative.

I’m a momma to 3 gorgeous and a blessed wife to my husband for over 16 years.

Food is what brings people together. My kitchen is my happy place where I bake up breads, delicious desserts, pizza, pretzels and take all my photographs. I also have an online shop with some of my photogrpahy.

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Can You Substitute Light Brown Sugar for Dark Brown Sugar?

Yes, you can substitute light for dark brown sugar.

What Can You Substitute For Buttermilk?

If you need to substitute buttermilk, you can use 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to make 1 cup.

Can Cookies Be Frozen?

The best way to freeze cookies is to place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze.

After they are frozen, you should transfer them to an airtight container or a plastic freezer bag.

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

3.74 from 19 votes
Servings: 12 whoopie pies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


For Cookies

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk

For Classic Buttercream Filling

  • 3 cups powdered sugar, confectioner's
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1 stick, softened
  • 3 tablespoons half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl whip butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla.
  • Beat until well combined.
  • Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Add the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk to the butter/sugar mixture just until combined.
  • Scoop dough (about 1 1/2 tablespoons each) onto cookies sheets.
  • Be sure to space at least 2 inches apart to allow for spreading. (I used a medium cookie scoop and thought it was the perfect size.)
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until it springs back when touched.

For Classic Buttercream Filling

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer beat powdered sugar with butter on low speed.
  • Increase to medium, mixture will be crumbly.
  • Pour in the half and half cream and vanilla.
  • Beat on high speed until smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Place half of cookies upside down.
  • Top with a generous sized amount of filling.
  • Place second cookie on top.


to freeze, wrap individually and freeze for 3 months


Serving: 1gCalories: 430kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 4gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 260mgPotassium: 144mgFiber: 2gSugar: 48gVitamin A: 539IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 2mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 100 Best Cookies Recipes on the Planet

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