Cake-like cookies with a marshmallow filling.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • To Make Cookie: Cream together 1 cup shortening, 2 cups sugar, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

  • Sift together 4 cups flour, 1 cup cocoa, and 1 tsp salt. Add alternately to cream mixture with sour milk. Add 3 tsp baking soda to hot water and stir into mixture.

  • Drop on cookie sheet and bake for about 7-10 minutes.

  • To Make Filling: Cream together egg whites, 1 T vanilla, powdered sugar, 4 T flour, 4 T milk and 1 1/4 cup shortening.

  • Beat together until fluffy. Spread between flat sides of cookies.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

792.5 calories; 8.5 g protein; 102.4 g carbohydrates; 32.2 mg cholesterol; 556.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2007
The cake part is delicious and the creme filling is light though I'm nervous about raw egg whites in it. I took the photo of this dish. It was a huge success at work. Most were gone within an hour. I'd make them slightly smaller than a tablespoon size. They really spread out when baked and mine all overla ped. I had to cook for 9 mins as 8 mins made the centers too wet. Let them sit for 5 minutes minimum on the cookie sheets or they will fold up funny on the spatula. Great recipe I will make again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/02/2009
uh... It says "Marshmallow filling"... but... there's no call for marshmallow in the recipe. am i missing it? Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2007
The cake part is delicious and the creme filling is light though I'm nervous about raw egg whites in it. I took the photo of this dish. It was a huge success at work. Most were gone within an hour. I'd make them slightly smaller than a tablespoon size. They really spread out when baked and mine all overla ped. I had to cook for 9 mins as 8 mins made the centers too wet. Let them sit for 5 minutes minimum on the cookie sheets or they will fold up funny on the spatula. Great recipe I will make again! Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2011
This is the same recipe I have made for over 20 years.. my sons favorite, and as for the marshmellow comment... I laughed.. if you look at the ingredents in marshmellows.. its about the same, you don't have to use store marshmellow, you can make marshmellow, I make marshmellow all the time. YUMMY Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/02/2009
uh... It says "Marshmallow filling"... but... there's no call for marshmallow in the recipe. am i missing it? Read More
(22)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2011
I found recipe to be excellent! I've never ever made Whoopie Pies and geesh...why I hadn't before is beyond me. I didn't grease a baking sheet on this recipe. I used parchment paper and that might be my bonus verses the last review who said her spread. I totally try to cut extra oils where I can but follow the recipes to the best of a T as possible. I didn't change anything with the cookie type part at all. The frosting center was slightly thick so I adjusted with a little more milk to make it just a bit creamier. Not much but I wanted that slightly ooze affect. And I'd say the frosting didn't taste of marshmallow but that's okay. Because the recipe was quite nice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2011
These are absolutely delicious! The cakes made up better than I was expecting they were pretty well perfect. It was unclear how large the drops needed to be on the cookie sheet and how far apart they needed to be I did about a tablespoon-size and a couple inches apart which worked out perfect. I had my oven at 340 Fahrenheit convect and they were done in about 9 minutes. I let them cool on the cookie sheet about 5 minutes and transferred to cookie rack. The filling however did not work for me at all! I didn't have enough shortening so I substituted butter instead and the filling emulsified and melted butter got everywhere. But it was still extremely delicious. The recipe made a whopping 32 whoopie pies way more than I was expecting! Next time I will probably either make just a meringue for the filling or whipped cream. But very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2013
I love the "cakes" on this recipe...never fond of shorting fillings even though that is traditional...I used a fluff recipe. I hate to see raters substitute ingred. and then rate it poorly..baking is a science so adjusting or substituting can really wreck a good recipe...trust me the cake is perfect no other recipe will be the same. Disolving the baking soda in water then adding it makes all the difference. And again fillings are always subject to preference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2015
These where amazing my cakes came out a little big and thick and I think I made more than 12. I am trying different pans to see if that was the reason however everyone loved them anyway. I followed the recipe exactly except instead of hot water I used hot coffee because it was right there and I didn't want it to go to waste. I have never made whoopie pies before and this was a very easy recipe to follow. I was nervous about making the marshmallow filling but it came out beautifully. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2014
These little cakes are really good. They are very cakes have a lot of chocolate flavor and are the perfect texture for whoopie pies. This recipe does make a lot but that was fine for me. I used a small ice cream-like scoop probably a tablespoon size and they were the perfect size for my needs. I baked them for 9 minutes and that was perfect soft and cakey. I took them to a Super Bowl party this past weekend and they were a hit. I did not fill them with the filling from this recipe instead used a filling from the Martha Stewart website it was more marshmallow-like which I liked. I will try the filling from this recipe next time because I had to make two batches of the other filling. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2014
We have never made whoopie pies before and these are amazing! They are perfect cakes. I followed the advice on here and followed the recipe exactly (which does NOT call for baking powder). We did use the Martha Stewart filling as someone here suggested. Read More
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