Granny’s Whoopie Pies

Granny's Whoopie Pies
The best chocolate cookie with buttercream filling ever!

Granny’s Whoopie Pies are one of my all-time favorites for summer. As a child not only did my granny make these, my mom, and my aunt! These delicious chocolate mini cakes with a sweet buttercream center is off the charts amazing.

I remember playing outside and mom calling us in to help her ice the center and enjoy these scrumptious Whoopie Pie treats! What I like most about them, the cake isn’t over sweet. Combined with the buttercream icing centers, it’s a perfect balance between savory and sweet, giving a sophisticated taste. Of course as a child, I didn’t have that level of thought about my food, I just knew they were delicious.

For today’s bake, I cut the recipe in-half. It worked just as well as the full recipe. The half recipe gave me a dozen nice sized Whoopie Pies. Just enough for us the enjoy for a few days.

One trick, I chilled the dough overnight so it was good and cold before the bake. I also used a cookie sized ice cream scooper that gave each cookie the perfect size.

Be sure to share your bake if you try these amazing Whoopie Pies, you won’t be disappointed in the results.

Enjoy the bake!

Granny’s Whoopie Pies

1 cup shortening

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

5 cups sifted non bleached flour

3/4 cup cocoa

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 cup sour milk (1 cup with 1 tsp vinegar)

1 cup hot water

2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp vanilla

Beat shortening, sugar and eggs until smooth. Add dry ingredients (not soda) and sour milk, alternating until fully combined.

Boil water and let sit for 2 minutes before adding baking soda to hot water. Add hot water soda mixture to the batter, then add vanilla. Combine on low speed for about 1 minute.

Chill overnight or at least until fully cooled.

Bake on parchment paper or silat your cookies, I was able to get 6 cookies per cookie sheet to ensure you have enough room and they don’t touch each other during baking.

Bake at 350 degree oven from 10-12 minutes depending on the size cookie you’re making.

While baking, make the filling.

2 tablespoons vanilla

1 cup shortening

3 tablespoons milk

4 cups powdered sugar

Beat all ingredients together for up to 5 minutes with a mixer. Chill.

Use filling to put two cookies/cakes together.

I like these with Cool Whip as well, experiment with fillings, but Granny knows best!



Nutrition Facts – Cookies
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 250
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.7g 12%
Saturated Fat 3.1g 15%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 263mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 38.6g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 5%
Total Sugars 17.3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin D 1mcg 7%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 107mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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Nutrition Facts – Filling
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 157
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.6g 11%
Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 20.2g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 19.8g
Protein 0.1g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 3mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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