Inside: The Best Chocolate Oatmeal Whoopie Pies Recipe.
Who loves cookies? Who loves cake? Then you are sure to love these yummy whoopie pie recipes.
Filled with buttercream, marshmallow fluff, or sweet icing they are the perfect fun treat to fill your sweet tooth! Check out our favorite best chocolate oatmeal whoopie pie recipe and some more fun and crazy combos.
What are Whoopie Pies?
Whoopie pies aren’t exactly very pie-ish. Whoopie pies are basically what would happen if a cake married a cookie and had a baby. They are two soft rounds of cake filled with frosting or marshmallow fluff. They are like a fluffy cake sandwich, SO YUMMY! Usually, they are served as a fun sweet treat. I love serving whoopie pies as a great dessert option at parties. My favorite whoopie is this best chcolate oatmeal whoopie pie recipe.
The Best Oatmeal Whoopie Pie Recipe
Oatmeal Whoopie Pies Ingredients
1 3/4 cups + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup quick oats, slightly ground in a food processor*
2 tsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening (unflavored)
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp molasses
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp coconut extract (for a slightly more noticeable coconut flavor - increase to 1/4 tsp)
Marshmallow Buttercream Filling
1/2 cup butter, nearly at room temperature
1/4 cup shortening (unflavored)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
7 oz. marshmallow creme
- 10 oz good baking chocolate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, oats, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, set aside.
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together butter, shortening, sugar and molasses on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Stir in eggs, mixing until combined after each addition. Mix in vanilla and coconut extract and melted baking chocolate.
Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
Scoop dough out about 2 Tbsp at a time and shape into balls (or drop on a cookie sheet without shaping), transfer to a lined baking sheet, fitting 9 per sheet.
Bake in preheated oven 10 - 12 minutes (cookies should still be soft, not fully set - don't overbake). Allow cooling for several minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Cool completely then spread marshmallow buttercream filling along the bottom side of one cookie and sandwich to the bottom side of another cookie.
For the marshmallow buttercream filling:
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fit with a paddle attachment, whip butter and shortening on medium-high speed, until pale and fluffy, about 3 - 4 minutes.
Add powdered sugar and blend on low speed until combined, then increase speed to medium-high and whip for 1 minute. Mix in marshmallow creme.
Our Favorite Whoopie Pies
Salted Carmel Whoopie Pies: Two Words. Salted. Carmel. I mean can you think of a better combo? This salty-sweet whoopie pie is to die for!
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies: The batter is quite basic using flour, a little cocoa, creamed butter, and brown sugar. Brown sugar for moisture, cocoa for flavor! Make sure you’re using natural unsweetened cocoa powder. That is KEY in this red velvet recipe.
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies: Pumpkin Spice makes everything nice!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Whoopie Pies: I love this rendition of a whoopie pie! The chocolate chip adds a fun and yummy texture!
Deck Out Your Whoopie
Clearly we love a good whoopie over here! But here are a few fun decorations to top these fun whoopie pie recipes!
Cute Toppers: These cute cupcake toppers are perfect to stick into the best oatmeal whoopie pie recipe!
Watermelon Basket: These fun watermelon baskets are perfect to pop your tasty whoopie pie in!
Topped with a Bow: Top this perfect sweet little package with a bow, with these easy no-sew bow toppers!
More Fun Whoopie Pie Recipes
Here are a few more fun whoopie recipes to go with the best oatmeal whoopie pie!
Lemon Whoopie Pies: Sweet and tangy this lemon whoopies are the perfect summer dessert!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies: YES! Rich, creamy and the perfect treat!
Cinnamon Roll Whoopie Pies: Okay, this might be my favorite way to make a whoopie pie, so fun and great for brunch!
Let us know what your favorite whoopie pie recipe is!