Stef's Whoopie Pies with Peanut Butter Frosting


These whoopie pies with a creamy peanut butter frosting are like no other whoopie pies — they are even more chocolaty and cakey!

close up view of Whoopie Pies with Peanut Butter Frosting on a white plate
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ cup hot water

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 ¾ cups confectioners' sugar

  • ¼ cup peanut butter

  • ½ cup milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Cream together 1 cup butter and egg. Add 1 cup white sugar, vanilla, and hot water. Stir in flour, cocoa, and baking soda and mix well.

  3. Drop from a teaspoon onto cookie sheets and bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes; set aside to cool.

  4. To make peanut butter frosting: Blend 1 tablespoon butter and peanut butter together until smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar and add enough milk to make frosting soft enough to spread. Spread between the flat sides of two cookies and sandwich together. Repeat with remaining cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

811 Calories
41g Fat
107g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 811
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 23g 116%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 513mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 107g 39%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 70g
Protein 11g
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 276mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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