Honey Whoopie Pies {recipe}

Honey Whoopie PiesAround this time every year, there are tons of honey desserts floating around.  Two years ago I shared a recipe for chewy sugar encrusted honey cookies.  Last year I shared a recipe for a rolled honey sugar cookie.  They are very different recipes with completely different textures and flavors, but both delicious and sure to put you in the high holiday spirit.  This year I was not planning to share a new honey recipe, I wasn’t feeling inspired.  My sister in law asked me what new and exciting dessert recipe I would share for Rosh Hashana.  I already shared an apple pie bundt cake and was content with that.  But after visiting with her and her new baby girl, I got the idea for these honey whoopie pies.  She and my brother in law love my traditional whoopie pies, so why not make a honey version.  I searched for a recipe and came up empty, so I made my own.  The original recipe is for old German honey cookies that I found on allrecipes.com.  I adapted the cookie recipe, then sandwiched the cookies with my favorite marshmallow filling.  Perfection and a happy dance followed! Happy Holidays!

Honey Whoopie Pies
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Serves: 3½ dozen
 
Ingredients
Honey Cookies
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. fresh grated nutmeg
  • 4 cups flour
Marshmallow Filling
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup marshmallow cream (such as Marshmallow Fluff)
Instructions
Cookies
  1. In a medium sized saucepan, heat shortening, sugar, and honey until melted. Allow to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Line some cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix the eggs, vanilla, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  5. Add in the cooled honey mixture and mix on low until combined.
  6. Add in the flour and mix until combined.
  7. Using a teaspoon or small cookie scoop, scoop mounds of dough evenly spaced on the parchment lined cookie sheet. Leave enough space for the cookies to spread.
  8. Bake for about 7 minutes until the edges are just barely golden brown. They will still look under baked, but allow them to cool on the pan before transferring. They will finish baking out of the oven and lose the puffiness. Do not over bake or they will be hard.
  9. While the cookies cool, prepare the filling.
Marshmallow Filling
  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the shortening and sugar until smooth.
  2. Mix in the vanilla.
  3. Add in the marshmallow cream and mix until combined.
  4. Using a piping bag, cookie scoop, or a knife, fill one side of cookie with filling and sandwich another cookie on top.
  • melindakitchentested

    I love this! Honey whoopie pies instead of honey cake. So fun!

  • Jamie Geller

    Whoopie!!! am doin a jig! love these!

  • Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn

    Finally, a honey cake that’s NOT a honey cake – you’re a genius!

    • exactly what i was thinking!

  • Alison @ Alibabka

    These are definitely a cool twist to the classic honey cake! love it! I would be much more inclined to eat this.

  • Whit @ Jewhungry

    I love whoopie pies and always want to make them when they hit the Pinterest circuit this time of year. Yours looks amazing! What kind of shortening do you like to use?

  • Love this recipe, such a great new idea for Rosh Hashanah.

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    Perfect for the non-honey cake eater – they look so delish!