Growing up back east where whoopie pies are a staple, I’ve made so many whoopie pies through the years. As a result, I have four different variations on my website. This recipe for my chocolate version walks you through exactly how to make them to help ensure they turn out perfectly every time you make them.

It costs approximately $10.64 to make these whoopie pies. The recipe makes fourteen servings and cost around $0.76 per serving.

A close up picture of the finished Chocolate Whoopie Pies.

What is a Whoopie Pie?

Follow my easy step-by-step directions, and this chocolate delight will be yours to enjoy in no time at all. You will learn all about Whoopie Pies and how to make them with a delicious taste and proper texture.

You can make these Whoopie Pies for an after school snack, dessert for a family get together, bring them to a potluck, or anytime really because they are just that good!

Chocolate Whoopie Pies stacked on top of each other and on a platter.

Homemade Whoopie Pies Ingredients & Cost:

Per Serving Cost: $0.76

Recipe Cost: $10.64

    • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour – $0.18
    • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa – $0.68
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda – $0.02
    • ½ teaspoon baking powder – $0.02
    • ½ teaspoon salt – $0.01
    • 1 cup granulated sugar – $0.30
    • ½ cup vegetable oil – $0.32
    • 2 large eggs – $0.72
    • 4 Tablespoons milk – $0.08
    • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract – $2.04
    • 1 cup unsalted butter – $3.36
    • 1 cup powdered sugar – $0.40
    • 10 oz container marshmallow fluff or marshmallow creme –$2.50
    • 1/4 teaspon salt – $0.01

    NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in December 2023.

    All of the ingredients needed to make Chocolate Whoopie Pies.

    Chocolate Whoopie Pie Recipe Tools:

    • Measuring cups and spoons
    • Baking sheets
    • Silicone baking mats
    • Stand mixer OR handheld mixer
    • Mixing bowls
    • Cookie scoop
    • Whisk
    • Rubber scraper

    How to make Chocolate Whoopie Pies:

    ***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place parchment paper or silicone mats on the baking sheets and set them aside.
    2. Make the chocolate cookies by first whisking together the ingredients in one bowl and the sugar and oil in another bowl. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla to the sugar mixture and beat until smooth.
    3. Add the dry ingredients slowly to the wet ingredients. Beat until well combined.
    4. Scoop the dough with a cookie scoop and roll the dough into balls. Gently press down each dough ball with your palm to flatten slightly and bake for 7-10 minutes.
    5. While the cookies are cooling, make the marshmallow filling. Let it chill for 20-30 minutes.
    6. Pipe the filling onto the flat side of one cookie. Then top with a second cookie to create a sandwich.

    A picture collage of how to make Whoopie Pies.

    How long will whoopie pies last?

    SERVE: You can keep these at room temperature for several hours before they’ll need to be stored in the refrigerator.

    STORE: Keep the chocolate whoopie pies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

    FREEZE: Whoopie Pies freeze and defrost well enough. To do so, wrap the individual cakes in two layers of plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag. Frozen this way, they will keep for about 3 months in the freezer.

    Chocolate Whoopie Pies Recipe FAQs

    Are whoopie pies a New England thing?

    Whoopie Pies are huge on the East coast. It’s a little bit of a dispute where they originated, but I think I can comfortably say that they are both a New England phenomenon and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition. Over the years, they have become widely popular throughout the United States. 

    Why are my whoopie pies flat?

    If your batter is too thin, the Whoopie Pies will not hold up in the oven. They will then, therefore, go flat or spread as they bake. The batter should be a thick consistency, which will allow them to hold their shape and puff up during the baking process. 

    What is whoopie pie filling made of?

    Whoopie Pie filling can be made of almost anything from chocolate to buttercream to maple cream cheese frosting. For this classic version, I use a marshmallow fluff mixture to complement the chocolate cookie sandwich. Marshmallow fluff is preferred, but marshmallow creme will work, too.

    Is a moon pie the same as a whoopie pie?

    The only thing these two desserts have in common is that they are sandwiches. A whoopie pie has a cream filling in between two cake like cookies. A moon pie has a marshmallow filling that is in between chocolate covered graham crackers.

    Is whoopie pie a cake or cookie?

    This is the million dollar question! They are best described as a cake-like cookie. They are cookie size with a soft texture made from a cake batter.

    What’s the difference between gobs and whoopie pies?

    Gobs are just another name for Whoopie Pies. The names are used interchangeably and most commonly called Gobs in Pennsylvania.

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    Chocolate Whoopie Pies stacked on a white plate.
    3.84 from 60 votes

    Homemade Whoopie Pies

    Recipe Cost $ 10.64
    Serving Cost $ 0.76
    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
    14 people
    Classic Chocolate Whoopie Pies are little soft chocolate cakes sandwiched together with creamy marshmallow fluff whoopie pie filling. They are utterly delicious.


    • measuring cups and spoons
    • baking sheets
    • silicone baking mats
    • stand mixer
    • mixing bowls
    • Cookie scoop
    • whisk
    • rubber scraper



    • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
    • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
    • 2 teaspoon baking soda
    • ½ teaspoon baking powder
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • ½ cup vegetable oil
    • 2 large eggs room temperature
    • 4 Tablespoons milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


    • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 10 oz container marshmallow fluff or marshmallow creme
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • ¼ teaspoon salt



    • Move the oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    • Prepare baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper, set aside.


    • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
    • In a large mixing bowl, beat together sugar and oil until crumbly.
    • Add eggs, milk, and vanilla and beat until smooth.
    • Gradually add dry ingredients and beat after each addition until well combined.
    • Scoop the dough with a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop. Roll the dough into balls and place them 3-inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
    • Gently press down each dough ball with your palm to flatten slightly.


    • Bake for 7-10 minutes, rotating halfway through baking, or until the cookies are firm around the edges and soft to the touch.
    • Remove the pan from the oven and cool for 5 minutes on the pan.
    • Transfer the cookies from the pan and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.


    • While the cookies are cooling, make the filling. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
    • Add vanilla and salt and beat until fluffy.
    • Fold in marshmallow fluff until well combined.
    • Place the filling in the refrigerator to chill for 20-30 minutes so it can firm up.


    • Transfer filling to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip and pipe the filling onto the bottom (flat side) of one cookie.
    • Then, top with a second cookie to create a sandwich.


    Serving: 1whoopie pie | Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 452IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg

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    Four Whoopie Pies stacked on top of each other.

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    1. I used to have these growing up and they were my favorite! I’m so glad I can now make these at home. Delicious and full of chocolate flavor!

    2. These pies look gorgeous! That marshmallow fluff filling sounds really delicious. Thank you for the recipe!

    3. Carrie Robinson says:

      These look absolutely perfect! Definitely adding these to my weekend baking list. 😉

    4. Claudia Lamascolo says:

      what a blast from the past my kids loved these growing up I need to surprise them with a batch terrific recipe here!

    5. This looks so delicious and yummy! Can’t wait to give this a try! My daughter and hubby is going to love this recipe! So excited!

    6. Mine didn’t come out as smooth as yours. Any suggestions on what I could try next time?

      1. Which part didn’t come out smooth? The chocolate cookie cake part or filling?

    7. Do you know how many cups of filling this makes?

    8. Does these whoopie cookies need to be kept in fridge when done?

      1. In the post I have a “How long is it good for” section that has all of the info you are looking for.