Whoopsie Pies

Whoopsie Pies Recipe

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Mary Beam


Maine whoopie pies. Supposedly the birthplace. I'll go with it. I'm a born and raised Mainiac and have always used this recipe.

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30 Min
10 Min


1 c
shortening, divided
1 c
eggs, separated
5 Tbsp
2 c
sifted flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 1/4 tsp
salt, divided
1 c
2 tsp
vanilla, divided
2 c
confectioners' sugar

How to Make Whoopsie Pies


  • 1Cream 1/2 cup of shortening and reguarl sugar together.
  • 2Add the 2 egg yolks and mix until light colored
  • 3In another bowl, sift together the cocoa, flour, baking powder, soda and 1 tsp salt.
  • 4Mix the milk and 1 tsp of vanilla. Add alternately to the creamed mixture with the dry ingredients, mixing in between.
  • 5Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased (I prefer to use parchment paper) cookie sheet(s). Make an even amount. You need to cookies for each Whoopsie!
  • 6Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 to 10 minutes. Depends on how big of a cookie you want to make.
  • 7While the cookies are cooling, make the filling by first beating the egg whites until stiff. Fold in a bit of the confectioner's sugar. Cream the 1/2 cup of shortening, then add the rest of the confectioner's sugar to the shortening. Add the 1/4 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of vanilla.
  • 8Fold in the beaten egg whites.
  • 9Put your cooled cookies together with filling and wrap in waxed paper.

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About Whoopsie Pies

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Chocolate
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids