Chocolate Whoopie Pies


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!


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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.


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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.

It’s been a pleasure to meet you. I hope you’ll stop by Gather for Bread for more delicious recipes!

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If your dog eats a small amount of chocolate, you probably don’t need to worry.

Chocolate may cause an upset stomach with vomiting or diarrhea.

If a dog eats a large amount of chocolate, it could be lethal.


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Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Chocolate Whoopie Pies
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Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: 100 Best Cookies Recipes on the Planet
Keyword: chocolate, Cookies, dessert, whoopie pies
Servings: 12 whoopie pies
Calories: 411kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


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 1 stick unsalted butter, 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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 289mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g
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Chocolate Whoopie Pies

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Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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7 comments on “Chocolate Whoopie Pies”

  1. Hi folks, as a life long resident of Maine, where Whoopie Pies are in every small town bakery and then some (also home to Wicked Whoopies, as seen on Oprah years ago) I have to say your recipe is a 9.5 out of 10. I’m sorry, buy my dear departed aunts whoopies were my favorite growing up. I just made these an hour ago for a gift for my cousins 70th birthday. I love baking and she wanted something I had baked ….with love! After looking at several recipes, I decided on yours because I wanted to use real butter and not shortening. These are amazing everyone! Seriously, I’ve had 100’s and 100’s of whoopies in my 60 years and these are as good as any….and I made them! LOL Thanks for the recipe, yours is delicious and I’m sure my cousin will LOVE them.

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  3. My Aunt Julie used to make them. I hope they taste like hers❤❤

  4. 5 stars
    I LOVE whoopie pies! i haven’t had any in forever and these look fantastic!

  5. The Woopie Pies look Fantastic! (making me hungry actually) Chance to try out my new whoopie pan