Whoopie Pies
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Serves: 2-4 dozen
  • ⅔ cup dutch process cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ cup non-dairy sour cream (such as Tofutti Brand)
  • 1⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup margarine
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
Marshmallow Filling
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup marshmallow cream (such as Marshmallow Fluff)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Make sure to use a new piece or parchment paper for each batch because some crumbs will stick to the paper.
  1. In a small bowl whisk the cocoa powder with the hot water until dissolved.
  2. Stir in the baking soda and sour cream and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the brown sugar with the margarine and shortening until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  5. Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt and beat on low speed for a few seconds.
  6. Pour the cocoa mixture into the mixer and mix until smooth and combined.
  7. Pipe the batter into shapes or scoop batter into small round mounds using a small cookie scoop.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are set and spring back to the touch.
  9. While the cookies are cooling, make 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.
  5. To make them look like footballs, pipe the laces using some royal icing or some marshmallow filling in a pastry bag fitted with a very small straight piping tip. I used a #2 PME brand piping tip.
Recipe by Lil' Miss Cakes at https://lilmisscakes.com/2013/football-whoopie-pies