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Southern Moon Pies

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

"Now you can make this Southern favorite at home. Full of chocolate and marshmallow goodness! Vanilla extract may be substituted with coconut or mint extract."
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38 m servings 193
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen pies)


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  2. To Make Cookie Crusts: In a large mixing bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine and white sugar. Add egg, evaporated milk, and vanilla. Mix well. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Add flour mixture slowly to sugar mixture while stirring. Mix just until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Drop the dough onto greased cookie sheet by rounded tablespoonfuls. Leave at least 3 inches in between each one; dough will spread as it bakes.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes, until firm when pressed with finger. Allow to cool at least one hour before filling.
  5. To Make Marshmallow Filling: In a medium mixing bowl, blend together 1/2 cup butter or margarine, confectioners' sugar, flavored extract, and marshmallow creme. Mix until smooth. Assemble pies by spreading 1 to 2 tablespoonfuls of filling on flat side of a cookie crust, then covering filling with flat side of another cookie crust.


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

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 193 calories; 9 26.7 2.5 31 210 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

HELPFUL TIPS NOT MENTIONED: If you do only use 1C of marshmallow creme, make your kids a pb&marshmallow sandwich with the leftover creme as they wait for the pies to cool to apply the filling. ...

Most helpful critical review

it was ok...the filling was too buttery and pies were BIG. its something more for kids than adults.

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HELPFUL TIPS NOT MENTIONED: If you do only use 1C of marshmallow creme, make your kids a pb&marshmallow sandwich with the leftover creme as they wait for the pies to cool to apply the filling. ...

These turned out excellent. Having said that, I must also say that they are not moon pies as I know them. A moon pie is two flat cakes that sandwich a layer of marshmallow and is coated in choco...

I loved the dreamy marshmallow concoction that went between these cookies. These tasted a lot like "Joe Louis"! If you've ever visited Canada you'd know what I mean. I recomend making the cook...

Kids loved these! I did make some modifications. I halved the cookie part of the recipe, used a mini cookie scoop sprayed with pam to make snack sized pies. My cookies measured about 1" befor...

I was looking everywhere for a recipe. I used regular milk instead of the buttermilk and it came out great! The kids helped and everyone loved them. I even wrapped them individually and froze th...

I've made these many times and everyone always raves. I've tried doubling the filling but it makes them too sweet for my taste. To make them picture perfect, I put the filling in a zip lock bag,...

I sold these cookies at a bake sale and EVERYONE wanted the recipe. They all said they were better then what you can buy. I doubled the filling and it was just enough. Also the cookie dough loo...

These were very good, much more like Suzie Q's than moon pies but still very tasty. I made them exactly as stated and as with previous reviewers mine did not flatten out that much, but I did no...

I usually bake at least once a week, usually 3 or 4 things at a time. These are my all time favorites! They are so easy to mix up and bake. They are pretty quick to put together and taste so g...