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Halloween Whoopie Pies

Your kids will love helping you make these easy homemade Halloween Whoopie Pies! Add in some food coloring, sprinkles, and some whoopie pies a fun afternoon.

Need more festive fall treats that your family will love? Try this Pumpkin Cheesecake Macaroon recipe. Light, delicious, with a pumpkin flavor that will bring warm fall flavors to life.

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Halloween Whoopie Pies

Do you ever just have a craving for a warm chocolaty creamy whoopie pie? I do because it’s the delightful treat that can make all your cares go away.. ahhhh! Seriously they are right up there with chocolate chip cookies for me and it’s my absolute favorite cookie ever, a chocolate chip that is!

Ingredients for your Whoopie Pies

This recipe was slightly adapted from Women’s Day Wickedly Good Whoopie Pies


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of whole milk

Cream Filling

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup marshmallow cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla

How to make Whoopie Pies

Oh my goodness, I wish I would have saved just one to eat while I write this post. My favorite part isn’t the filling as much as the cookie itself.

Start the whoopie batter with a stick of butter and one cup of sugar.

Cream together then add in an egg then mix away.

Now add your vanilla. Oh, how I love the smell of vanilla!

Add in your cocoa powder and mix, mix!

Now that the base is finished we will start on the flour. You will need to premix your flour, soda and baking powder to make sure nothing clumps. You don’t want to bite into to one of those yummy Halloween Whoopie Pies and get a big ole’ mouth full of baking soda. I’ve done that and it’s the shock of your life to bite into something so.. lets say nasty!

So stir well!

Add the flour mixture half at a time. So sprinkle in your first half then mix and then sprinkle in the second half.

Your batter should look like this picture below. Pretty thick, chocolaty, yummy and ready to go in the oven! Did you preheat to 400 degrees? If not go ahead and do that.

Using a large spoon, humm..  I think it’s called a soup spoon. So using the spoon scoop get a good scoop and drop it onto the pan at least 2 inches apart.

So using the spoon scoop get a good amount and drop it onto the pan at least 2 inches apart.

Space them sort of like this..

Cook them for 7-9 minutes in your preheated 400 degree oven. Watch them closely because your oven may cook a little different.

Ingredients for Cream filling! Eeek!

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup marshmallow cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • * Orange food coloring or Red and Yellow which makes orange(Like this).
  • * Assorted holiday sprinkles

* This means optional.

How to make cream filling for Whoopie Pies

Of course, this is my kids favorite part, but what kid doesn’t love pure sugar. So I often give them a small spoon full or let them lick the bowl. It’s a wonder they arent 400 lbs! Just kidding. We really don’t have desserts that often.

Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer.

Now add in the marshmallow cream and vanilla extract.

I made a few Halloween Whoopie Pies before I added the food coloring.

Add in a small amount of orange food coloring or if you’re like me and your out you can also use red and yellow food coloring. Why do I know this you ask, because in school I too ART not band. LOL!

This is the color I decided to stick with. Ryker was excited because he said it was orange like his hair. Yep looks good to me too kid, I said.

After topping your Halloween Whoopie Pies with orange or white cream filling you can add some sprinkles or eyeballs for fun.

They were so good and kid approved! Isn’t everything made with sugar kid approved? That was rhetorical…

Halloween Whoopie Pies

Course Dessert
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 lg egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk

Cream Filling

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1-2 cups powder sugar
  • 1 cup marshmallow cream



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook for 7-9 minutes

  2. Cream butter and sugar together. Once blended add the egg and vanilla till fluffy. Dump in the cocoa powder and mix again. 

  3. While that is mixing stir the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together.  Be sure to turn off your mixer before you pour in half the flour mixture till incorporated well then the other half. Add in the milk and mix one last time. 

  4. Using a soup spoon scoop about a tablespoon of the batter and drop it onto a buttered cookie sheet. Be sure to separate each drop of batter by 2 inches. Your cookie will expand so watch the edges too. 

  5. Cook for 7-9 minutes watching closely not to burn. Once finished remove cookies from the pan and cool on a wire rack. 

Cream Filling

  1. While your cookies are baking. Cream together the butter and powdered sugar. Add in the vanilla and marshmallow cream blend till fluffy. 

  2. Optional:

    Add in the food coloring for the desired color and mix.

    For some Halloween fun use some festive sprinkles around the edges of the cookie

Whoopie Pie

  1. Pick two cookies that look similar in size and set on a plate. Turn the flat size up and top with 1 -2 tbsp of cream filling. You can also use a piping bag for this. Top with the second cookie right side up and add some sprinkles to the edges. Enjoy!

Do you love the cookie part or just the cream filling?

Kathaleen Kopf


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