Whoopie pies are a treat our family has made and enjoyed way before they became a ‘thing’ a few years ago. Today you can find recipes for so many flavors! My cousin recently requested chocolate chip whoopie pies, because they are her favorite flavor.
However I could not find a true whoopie pie recipe anywhere for a chocolate chip kind! Every recipe I could find was just a chocolate chip cookie with filling. If that’s your thing, cool. But that’s just not a whoopie pie to me. Call me a traditionalist, but whoopie pies are more cake-like than cookie. I even asked one of my Amish co-workers and she didn’t have a recipe for chocolate chip whoopie pies (which also happened to be her favorite flavor. What are the odds?).
So I decided to just figure it out myself! I found many recipes that use a cake mix as a base, so I started there with a white cake mix and doctored it up with extra flour, baking soda, and chocolate chips. After a little testing and playing around, I was pretty happy and assembled the whoope pies with a standard classic filling. I headed out the door to visit my cousin and her family for a taste test and earned two thumbs up all round!
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Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1/2 box vanilla pudding mix
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup oil I use canola
- 3 eggs
- 1 bag milk chocolate chips
- 1 egg white
- 1 Tablesoon vanilla
- 2 Tablesoons milk
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
To make cookies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Combine cake mix, pudding mix, flour, and baking soda.
Add water, oil, and eggs and mix well.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Using a cookie scoop, drop a heaping scoops onto a parchment lined sheet and bake 10-12 min. Let sit on cookie sheet for 2 min before moving to cooling rack.
To make filling and assemble:
With a mixer, mix together all filling ingredients until well combined.
Spread filling between cooled cookies. Wrap each assembled whoopie pie in saran wrap.
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