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Whoopie Pie Cookies

Recipe comes from my sister, she is one awesome baker!! My grandchildren love these cookies, actually anyone who loves chocolate will love these.
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup shortening or lard
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda 
  • 1 cup boiling water
  1. Cream shortening and sugar, mix in eggs, vanilla, and sour cream.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients (except for the baking soda) 
  3. Stir into creamed mixture alternating with the baking soda which has been dissolved in the boiling water.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls on parchment lined baking pans and bake at 350ยบ for 6 to 8 minutes. 
  5. Once cookies are cool 'sandwich them' with the following icing.
  6. Yield: 32
Soft Icing
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Beat butter till very creamy, add the rest and beat until light.


  1. These look yummy, Betty! And who doesn't love chocolate?? :)

  2. Thank you for dropping by and leaving your kind comment on my Blue Monday post!

    These recipes sound fabulous and you can be sure that I will be trying them out for my family. As a "new" stay-at-home mom, I have been attempting to cook and bake from scratch rather than use "box" kits or processed foods!

    Blessings to you from Kansas,

  3. These cookies are really yummy! I've made a similar recipe and discovered an easy way to sandwich them......lay out all the bottoms upside down in rows, squeeze a blob of filling onto them with a cake decorating nozzle, then press all the tops on, and you're done, with little fuss or mess.

  4. Oh my goodness! My mom used to make these when me and my siblings were little. Even had the same name. Great memory. My sisters and I are making a family recipe book for all the grandkids and these are going in it.

  5. well my friend...these look awesome! I am guessing that those would go over well in your household at any time but particularily this week? I am going to try them for sure! yum yum...and won't I get the accolades from the office for bringing in the 'leftovers'!

  6. oh yummy!!!! my sister used to make these now I can too :)

  7. If I look at the picture again, I'm going to go and get a cookie! But I will be strong .. . (grin)
    These are good! I have a friend who makes them.

  8. What a fun treat! Looks perfect for family picnics!

  9. Please clarify the recipe for the Soft icing. The infredients for it have 3 tablespoons of flour. If you follow the directions given, you just beat allingredients for the Icing together, nothing is cooked, but how could that be with the 3 TBSP. of flour??????

    Please answer. Thanks.

  10. Anonymous..yes you beat the 3 tbsp of flour in with the rest of the ingredients for the cooking needed!
    If you don't want to use the flour I'm sure it would be fine too.

  11. thank you for dropping by and leaving nice comments. This recipe looks so yummy and i love chocolate.

  12. Betty, the cookies looks so soft and puffy .. and creamy too ..perfect combination of flavours.

  13. These look so.. yummy! You have a great blog. I really enjoy it!

  14. Oh my- those look so gooooood!!
    kari & kijsa

  15. How exciting to find y'all blog! I love it...thanks for sharing your recipes. I'm gonna see if you've posted peanutbutter pie!


  16. Oh thank you, I have been looking for a whoopie pie recipe. Yummm...

  17. anddddddddd
    this is why i'm HUGE!
    mmm mmm mmm

  18. Cheryl from SteinbachFebruary 4, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    I remember eating these at your older daughter's place many years ago...she said it was a recipe from her mom! I've made it twice in the past week and the cookies sure don't last long! Thanks Betty!

  19. I have just made these from a recipe in our local newspaper. They are cooling right now and smell fantastic. This recipe is very similar to yours. My recipe has melted mashmallows in the filling which I am going to do but decided to Google Whoopie Cookies to see what else I could find. I think I will try your recipe next time. Mnay Thanks. Lyn, Melbourne, Australia

  20. Mmmm. mashmallow filling not a great success so will try yours next time. Biscuits are lovely and surprisingly not too sweet. Lyn, Melbourne, Australia


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