Oatmeal Whoopie Pies


These oatmeal whoopie pies are made with soft oatmeal cookies and a creamy vanilla filling.

close up view of a stack of two Oatmeal Whoopie Pies on a cooling rack
Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
18 whoopie pies


Oatmeal Cookies:

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons boiling water

  • 2 cups quick cooking oats


  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 large egg white, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup shortening


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

  2. Make the cookies: Beat brown sugar and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and mix well.

  3. Mix together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients in 2 batches, alternating with boiling water, mixing batter after each addition until well combined. Stir in oats.

  4. Drop spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, switching racks halfway through. Remove from the oven and transfer to wire racks to cool.

  6. While the cookies are cooling, make the filling: Beat 1 cup confectioners' sugar, egg white, milk, and vanilla until combined. Beat in shortening and remaining 1 cup confectioners' sugar until light and creamy.

  7. Spread filling onto 1/2 of the cooled cookies, then sandwich with remaining cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

396 Calories
18g Fat
57g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 396
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 236mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 4g
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 100mg 2%

* 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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