Chocolate Marshmallow Whoopie Pies

I’ve become quite infatuated with sandwich cookies in many forms, and whoopie pies are one of my favorite varieties.  The cookies are puffy and cake-like, and just adorable when sandwiched with a yummy filling.  Recently my friend Sarah asked for help making chocolate marshmallow whoopie pies and I jumped at the chance.  Even though I have tried pumpkin whoopie pies and red velvet whoopie pies, I had yet to try the chocolate-marshmallow combo, which to my understanding is the “classic” whoopie pie flavor.

So we made them, and we loved them.  The cookie was rich and chocolatey and the marshmallow filling was just right – good marshmallow flavor but not too sticky.  As is often the case, I actually thought these tasted even better the second day after the flavors had time to meld.  If you’ve ever had a classic whoopie pie or even if you’ve never tried one, I bet you’ll like these.

Chocolate Marshmallow Whoopie Pies
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Yield: about 24 sandwich cookies
For the cookies:
3½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups buttermilk, at room temperature
2 tsp. vanilla extract

For the filling:
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
7½ oz. marshmallow fluff
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 400˚ F.  Combine the flour, salt, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder in a medium bowl; whisk together to blend.  Set aside.  Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.  In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and sugar.  Beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.  Beat in the eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition.  Blend in the buttermilk and vanilla extract until incorporated.  Mix in the dry ingredients, blending just until combined.

Using a 1-oz dough scoop, drop the batter onto the prepared baking pans, 12 cookies per pan.  Bake for 12 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through baking.  Allow to cool on the pan 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Repeat with the remaining batter.

To make the filling, place the butter in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Beat on medium-high speed until smooth, 1-2 minutes.  Blend in the confectioners’ sugar until incorporated.  Beat in the marshmallow fluff and vanilla until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.

Once the cookies are completely cooled, match them up in pairs by size.  Fill a pastry bag fitted with a plain with the marshmallow filling.  Pipe a dollop of marshmallow filling onto the flat side of one cookie of each pair, and sandwich the cookies together, pushing the filling to the edges.  Store in an airtight container.

Source: cookies and filling from Martha Stewart

46 Responses

  1. Just an excuse to carry your sandwich obsession to dessert??

    They look great! I have to admit I’ve never had a whoopie pie, but I don’t see why I wouldn’t like them. Chocolate? Gooood. Marshmellow? Gooood.

  2. I’ve seen a few Whoopie pie recipes in the past…and yet have not had the chance to make some.
    I think I’ll try this recipe out and brighten it up a little with red food coloring. That shoud get my small nephews attention ;o))
    Thanks for sharing and flavourful wishes, Claudia

  3. A fabulous treat!!

  4. These looks so yummy! I’m excited to make them!

  5. They look delicious! I love these things and haven’t had them in ages…

  6. I’ve never had a Whoopie Pie but they always look so goooood! Those look heavenly. YUM


  7. They look like they turned out perfect 🙂 Yummy treat. My kiddo would go nuts for these.

  8. I think I’ll make these for Father’s Day. 🙂

  9. Oh wow, these would be dangerous in my hands! Light, fluffy, and hard to resist! Yum yum yum!

  10. Those look like Oreo Cakesters (which I love!)!

  11. These are the best! I made these 3 days before I was diagnosed with celiac so they were my last yummy gluteny baked treat. They were also one of my favorites!

  12. These look GOOD! What could be better than chocolate cake with marshmallow icing? YUM!!!

  13. I was Williams-Sonoma yesterday and almost bought their whoopie pie pan and mix. I might get the pan and use your recipe!!!

    • Shannon,
      You definitely do not need a special pan for whoopie pies. It’s a waste of money. Spend it on something else!

  14. Hmm this give me an idea….s’more whoopie pie?? Think you can whip up something like that?

    • Totally! I’ll work on that. (I do have a lot of s’more flavored things in the works right now 🙂 )

  15. I love whoopie pies. I make them often and have tried a few flavours. My dad grew up with them.

  16. My husband loves the banana ones, but I bet the chocolate ones are the dangerous ones for me. 🙂 They look wonderful.

  17. I’m afraid that if I made these, I’d eat every one of them! This may be a weekend project for my grandson and me- at least he could help me eat them. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe, Betty

  18. I have never had a Whoopie Pie before, but I’ve seen recipes for them and really want to try making them. These look wonderful!

  19. These look so amazing!!!! I am going to make these for sure. Thank you

  20. My kids would love these – and they might just be worth the imported, extortionately-priced £10 jar of marshmallow fluff I’d have to go buy! 😉

    By the way, you’ve been included in my first awards list:

    Please stop by and check it out when you have time.


  21. Wow! I can only think of about 200 people who would be at my house in 5 minutes if I made these! Amazing!

  22. Shut your mouth…these look SO GOOD!! And I just started Weight Watchers!

  23. These are going to be my next “take to work” treat! YUM!

  24. These look simply awesome! So irresistible!

  25. These look so tasty, it’s a bit dangerous! I can only imagine myself eating 3 or 4, or 12… of these wonderful looking whoopie pies.

  26. you are so good to me, always posting the best recipes!!! thank you!

  27. I made these today for a BBQ tomorrow. They were so easy to make and were fun too! Little too much sugar for use sugar sensitive people but I am sure they will be a hit for the rest of the crowd! Good Recipe!

  28. Ahhhh, Wooopie Pies! They are so delicious. My mother inlaw taught me how to make them about 10 years ago. They never last long at our house.

  29. Thanks for the earlier comment about the whoopie pie pan. I was totally wondering if it was really necessary.

    Will try these for sure!

  30. This recipe was a bit hit at our picnic today. I called them “Sam-on-the-Moon-Pies.” The batter yielded about 48 cookies and the filling recipe was a little short so I recommend making a little more than suggested. Delicious!

  31. Hi Annie! I’ve been an avid reader of yours for months now, and have started my own food blog because of you. I’ve made dozens of your recipes, and have kept many for the recipe box. I hope you check mine out and tell me what you think! if you have the time of course, I know you’re a busy woman!

  32. Great work!!! Makes the food look real yummy. WHat kind of camera and lenses do you use for these?

  33. These are amazing…There were so many. Great for a BBQ. All of your recipes are amazing, I’ve been following for a few weeks now and I’ve made tons of great treats because of your blog. Thank you,

  34. I can’t wait to make these for my family. Now we live in TX, but back in MD we had an Amish market that sold the most incredible Whoopie Pies. I miss them!

  35. Oh this looks delicious! Great bright picture, too 🙂

  36. These look great! Do you think the marshmallow filling could be used as a filling in your smores cake instead of using plain mashmallow fluff?

    • It could, but I think I would prefer the plain marshmallow fluff. This filling is pretty sweet, and the cake already has a lot of other sweetness going on.

  37. I made these for a party last weekend and everyone loved them! My friend made the Chicken Enchilada Roll-Ups so we were bragging about you all night 🙂 This recipe actually yielded about 32 whoopie pies! Maybe my portions were a bit off (didn’t have a dough scoop) but I was pleasantly surprised! Soooo delicious.

  38. Finally got around to making these. Delicious! Thanks so much for this recipe! The filling was by far the best part, and the kids thought it was fun to roll the edges in sprinkles or baby M& M’s. I definitely want to use this filling for other things, or put your peanut butter frosting in the middle next time. So good!

  39. Hi Annie,
    I have a question…I made the red velvet whoopie pies (I realize that is a different recipe) and I am wondering how your cookies are perfectly round? when I made the red velvet cookies they did not look like the picture and I am wondering if I had to roll them or something to get them similar?

  40. Hello Annie, For the Chocolate Marshmallow Whoopie Pie’s can you keep the batter in the fridge?(:

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