Recipe By Bernice Smith
Published Sep 29th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 1 dozen Calories 872.8

Chocolate cake circles sandwiched with a creamy vanilla frosting-like filling.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. 2 To Make Cookies: In a large bowl cream 1/2 cup of shortening , 1 cup sugar and 2 egg yolks. (Set egg whites aside for filling.) NOTE: If you don't want to use raw egg white in the filling, leave it out. Substitute 1 whole egg for the 2 egg yolks in the cookie recipe so you don't end up with leftover whites!!
  3. 3 In a separate bowl sift together 2 cups flour, 5 T cocoa, 1 t baking powder, 1/2 t salt, 1 t baking soda. Add to other mixture alternately with milk, beating well. Add vanilla at the end.
  4. 4 Drop by large spoonful on greased pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove to wire rack and cool completely.
  5. 5 To Make Filling: Beat together 3/4 cup shortening, 2 cups confectioners' sugar, 2 egg whites and dash of salt till light. Add 1 tsp. vanilla.
  6. 6 To assemble: Spread the flat side of one cookie circle with a spoonful of filling. Top with another.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 872.8
  • Carbohydrate 109.8 g
  • Cholesterol 65.3 mg
  • Fat 46.2 g
  • Fiber 2.6 g
  • Protein 8.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 12.1 g
  • Sodium 527.1 mg
  • Sugar 74.9 g


  1. This was an AMAZING recipe! I didn't change a thing. They were all gone in two days. I can't wait to make these again.
  2. Warning...Only those with an Olympic class sweet tooth need attempt! They're good, but as per the recipe they are very sweet. The cookie is very good, light with a nice chocolate taste. The vanilla filling is not very stiff so don't use too much because it will just squeeze out the side when you bite - Read more ...
  3. Classic whoopie pie! The only thing I changed was omitting the egg whites from the filling and adding about 2 Tb. of milk and an extra 1/4 cup of powdered sugar. Great recipe!
  4. I have a different recipe for the "cookie" put needed a better filling. This one was delicious and soooo easy to make. I think I'll take the other reveiwers advice next time and use whipping cream next time instead of the egg whites.
  5. these are awesome!! the local bakery makes these all the time and i just loved them so when i tried these i was hoping they would be as good as the ones at the bakery and they are waaaay better!! i love the cake part it is so soft and fluffy. i live in high - Read more ...
  6. I loved this recipe, I didnt change a thing. If the other reviwers husband didnt like this recipe to bad! Thats just his personal taste. There are alot of flavors I dont like but still may be in a good recipe. Dont let that stop you from trying this, its very good.
  7. mmmmmm... Whoopie pies... This recipe was great - the cakes were PERFECT and the icing was really good too. I used one whole egg in the cake & no egg in the icing. So to make up for no egg whites I added a little milk which turned out to be too much so I - Read more ...
  8. I dont know what the other reviewer was talking about but these are GREAT!!!The cookies were moist and chocolatey and the frosting is delsih.
  9. I made these for Christmas and my husband did not like the taste of the cake

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