Chocolate Whoopie Pies
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Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Festive chocolate whoopie pies with red and green sparkly sprinkles are a sweet and easy treat for the busy holiday season!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 cookies
Calories 330kcal
Author Karen Gibson

Ingredients

Chocolate cookies:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons natural cocoa OR 3 tablespoons each black cocoa and natural cocoa
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Filling:

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar or glazing sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups Marshmallow Fluff or marshmallow creme
  • a heaping 1/4 teaspoon extra-fine salt OR the salt of your choice dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

Cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening, sugar and egg. In a separate bowl, whisk together the cocoa(s), flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir the vanilla into the milk.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the shortening mixture alternately with the milk/vanilla mixture, beating till smooth. Drop the dough by the 1/4-cupful, onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cake.
  • Bake the cakes for about 15 minutes, or until they're firm to the touch. Remove them from the oven and cool completely on a rack.

Filling:

  • Beat together the shortening, sugar and marshmallow, then stir in the salt and vanilla. Spread half of the cakes with the filling; top with the remaining cakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal