Dark Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Dark Chocolate Whoopie Pies;  This chocolate whoopie pie recipe uses dark chocolate and vanilla frosting.  A delicious buttermilk chocolate whoopie pie!

Dark Chocolate Whoopie PiesWe spent two weeks searching for my son’s sparring gear.  He’s 8 years into his martial arts training, and it’s kind of a big deal for him to be without the sparring gear.

He thought he left it at the karate school, so we searched and asked, to no avail.  We thought it could be at the other location, so we searched and asked there, and again, nothing.

I was dreading spending the nearly $200 it was going to take to replace it.  I wanted to scream and yell.

Okay, I may have screamed and yelled.

Then… I walked into his bedroom for an unrelated purpose, and spotted the sparring gear in the corner.

Right where it goes.  *slow blink and long sigh*


I called to him.  “You’re never going to believe what I just found!”  I had him stand next to me and look around his room, and even while looking straight at it, it took him a couple minutes and a dozen wrong guesses before he saw the gear.

“How am I supposed to find it when it’s put away?” he asked.  Which made me want to find the side of his head with my open palm.


I bet he won’t have any trouble finding these dark chocolate cookies.  The kid loves chocolate.  And cookies.  This is why I deliberately made them on a day when I knew he would be gone all day.  This way, I get to eat one or two before he discovers them.

I made these with buttermilk, because… well… why not?  Buttermilk cookies are the very best.  Remember these Nutmeg Buttermilk Cookies from last Christmas?  I still dream about them.

Just like I dream that someday my kids be in charge of keeping track of their own stuff.

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adapted from Dulce Dough

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Dark Chocolate Whoopie Pies
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A cake dark chocolate cookie sandwiched with vanilla frosting.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 2 dozen
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup dark cocoa powder (I used Hershey's Special Dark)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1¾ cup flour
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 T. buttermilk (or milk)
  • 1⅔ cup powdered sugar
  1. Cream shortening, sugar, egg, and vanilla.
  2. Add cocoa, salt, and soda, and mix well.
  3. Add buttermilk and flour alternately, mixing just until combined.
  4. Drop small spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  5. For frosting, combine all ingredients, mixing until smooth.
  6. Frost the underside of one cooled cookie, and sandwich it with another cookie of a similar size.

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Whoopie Pie Cake from Cookies and Cups
Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts from Authentic Suburban Gourmet
Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake from The Sweet Art

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5 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate Whoopie Pies

  1. Baker Bettie

    HA! That’s like me searching for my cell phone while I’m talking on my cell phone. Which is pretty much a weekly occurrence. Those cookies look so decadent! You had me at dark chocolate!

  2. Tanya

    Under the frosting you put •1 T. buttermilk (or milk) – what is the |T” stand for? that can’t just be one tablespoon of milk?!

  3. rainbowjournal


    Love your blog! I tried a few of your recipes and they always come out great! I’ve been dying to makes these Whoopie Pies since I first laid eyes on them. Pinned Shared and Liked. Now it’s time to make them! 🙂

    Wondering if the 2 dozen yield are already sandwiched pies? So it makes 48 individual cookies? Thanks!


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