Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Prep Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 cup flour

  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup vegetable oil spread

  • cup packed brown sugar*

  • ¼ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup buttermilk or fat-free sour milk** (or 2/3 cup buttermilk if using sugar substitute blend)

  • 1 recipe Filling

  • 2 teaspoon powdered sugar (optional)


  • 1 cup frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed

  • ¼ cup light sour cream

  • Blue or green food coloring (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  2. In large bowl combine vegetable oil spread and brown sugar; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to egg mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.

  3. Using a rounded measuring teaspoon (about 2 level teaspoons), spoon batter onto prepared cookie sheets leaving 1 inch between rounds. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until tops are set. Cool cookies 1 minute on cookie sheets. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool completely.

  4. Prepare Filling and spread on the flat sides of half of the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies, flat sides down. If desired, sprinkle tops with powdered sugar. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.


  1. In a small bowl stir together 1/4 cup of the whipped dessert topping and 1/4 cup light sour cream. Fold in the remaining 3/4 cup whipped dessert topping. If desired, tint with several drops blue or green food coloring.

*Sugar Substitutes:

Choose Splenda Brown Sugar Blend. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 2/3 cup brown sugar. Increase buttermilk to 2/3 cup.Per Serving Chocolate or Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Substitute: Same as above, except 75 cal., 66 mg sodium, 10 g carb. (3 g sugars). Exchanges: 0.5 carb. Carb choices: 0.5.

**Test Kitchen Tip:

To make 1/2 cup sour milk, pour 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar into a 1-cup glass measure. Add enough fat-free milk to make 1/2 cup total liquid; stir. (For 2/3 cup sour milk, use 2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar and enough fat-free milk to make 2/3 cup total liquid.) Let stand for 5 minutes before using.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies:

Prepare as directed, except add one 1-ounce bottle red food coloring with the egg and vanilla in Step 2..

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

82 Calories
3g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 29mg 1%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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