Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Peanut Butter

Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Peanut Butter – A yummy peanut butter filling sandwiched between two cake-like cookie halves. Whoopie Pies are so easy to make and are a true crowd-pleaser.

Yields: 12


For the Cookies

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg, at room temperature

1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Filling

1/2 cup (1stick) unsalted butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup confectioners’ sugar


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside as well.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and stir to incorporate. Mix in buttermilk and vanilla extract and keep beating until combined. Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet and keep blending until just combined.

Using a 1-ounce cookie scoop, place batter onto prepared baking sheets, 12 cookies per sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 12 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before removing. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.

To prepare the frosting, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and peanut butter and cream together. Slowly add confectioners’ sugar and keep mixing until fully incorporated, about 2-3 minutes.

Once the cookies have cooled completely match them up in pairs by size. Next, either fill a piping or ziploc bag with the frosting and pipe a dollop onto the flat side of one cookie. Place the other half on top and gently press together. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling.


This recipe can easily be doubled.

Store whoopie pies in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 3 days.


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