Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

A yummy peanut butter filling sandwiched between two cake-like cookie halves. Whoopie Pies are so easy to make and are a true crowd-pleaser. Whoop whoop!

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I have always had a thing for sandwich cookies. When I saw a picture of whoopie pies the other day, I was instantly reminded that I had never had one. I really couldn’t explain why and was on a mission to change that ASAP.

Now I don’t know what’s inside a classic whoopie pie, but all I wanted to place in the middle of my homemade version was a rich and uber peanut buttery filling. Since chocolate and peanut butter are best friends, I was hopeful that they would play together nice this time around as well.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies by Deliciously Yum!

And did they ever. To say I was pleasantly surprised when I took my first bite would be the understatement of the year. I was thrilled to pieces when I was finally able to taste these amazing little pies for the very first time. I mean, just look at them. You know these have to be good!

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Before I decided to make these, I had to debunk some misconceived notions. Maybe one of the reasons why I never tried making whoopie pies myself was that I thought they were a lot of work and would take a lot of time.

I have come to learn that making whoopie pies is like whipping up a batch of cookies. No fancy tools needed. You simply mix up the batter, scoop it onto a baking sheet and let ’em bake away. While the whoopie pie halves are doing their time in the oven, you prepare the filling, which approximately takes 5 minutes – less time than the pie halves spend baking. Once finished, you give them a little time to cool before placing a dollop of filling on one half. Place the other half on top and voila. Couldn’t be easier!

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The fact that these are so adorable and fit into your hand perfectly is always a great combination, dangerous, but still totally awesome! Maybe that explains why they disappeared so fast…

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 Oh, and you should definitely have a glass of cold milk when you enjoy these. Just sayin’. But you already knew that, didn’t you?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies by Deliciously Yum!

There will be many more Whoopie Pies in our future. It has only just begun :).

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
Yields 12
Chocolaty whoopie pies featuring a creamy peanut butter filling. One of my favorite "cookie sandwiches" to date. The perfect treat served with a tall glass of milk.
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For the Cookies
  1. 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  3. 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  6. 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  7. 1 cup granulated sugar
  8. 1 large egg, at room temperature
  9. 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
  10. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Filling
  1. 1/2 cup (1stick) unsalted butter, softened
  2. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  3. 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  4. 1 cup confectioners' sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. 1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside as well.
  3. 2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and stir to incorporate. Mix in buttermilk and vanilla extract and keep beating until combined. Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet and keep blending until just combined.
  4. 3. Using a 1-ounce cookie scoop, place batter onto prepared baking sheets, 12 cookies per sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 12 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before removing. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
  5. 4. To prepare the frosting, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and peanut butter and cream together. Slowly add confectioners' sugar and keep mixing until fully incorporated, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. 5. Once the cookies have cooled completely match them up in pairs by size. Next, either fill a piping or ziploc bag with the frosting and pipe a dollop onto the flat side of one cookie. Place the other half on top and gently press together. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling.
Notes
  1. This recipe can easily be doubled.
  2. Store whoopie pies in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 3 days.
Adapted from marthastewart
Adapted from marthastewart
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  1. I love whoopie pies almost as much as I love chocolate and peanut butter together! These are sooo my kind of whoopie pie. Pinned!

  2. chocolate and peanut butter whoopie pies are THE BEST kind of whoopie pies!!!!

  3. Whoopies are my fav! Loving the combination of the pb and the chocolate! I especially love how you just went out on your own to create the middle … any way that your heart desired. It absolutely is fabulous… and scrumptious! (Pinning onto my Whoopie! Board.)

    • You are not kidding. You must love whoopie pies to have an entire board dedicated to them. Can’t even tell you how awesome that is :). Thanks, dear!!

  4. I’ve never made whoopie pies before but I think I have to start with this recipe! Chocolate + peanut butter = awesome!
    These look so yummy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I am convinced this is the perfect recipe to try if you’ve never made whoopie pies before. They turned out really great. Let me know how you like them if you make them!! I’d love to hear.

  5. I love making (and eating!) whoopie pies, and your version looks so tempting! Those cakey cookies look so moist and chocolatey, and that peanut butter filling so rich and creamy… I need a glass of milk just reading about them, lol!

    • Haha, love that comment. I can definitely say that making whoopie pies is so much fun… maybe way too much fun :). Thank you so much, Allie!!

  6. The peanut butter + chocolate combo is my favorite! These look absolutely delicious ahhhh

  7. Definitely a crowd pleaser….and a tongue pleaser. Yum! Love all sorts of whoopie pies. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. One of my favorites! Can’t get enough of peanut butter and chocolate!

  9. Oh these whoopie pies sound SO GOOD! I love the flavour combinations; peanut butter and chocolate are the best together!

  10. You just made me hungry! I love it! Great combo;)

  11. You know my weakness, girl! Chocolate + peanut butter. I think a glass of milk is a must! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. these look great. i love pb and chocolate!

  13. I will take one of these and a big glass of ice cold milk please! I mean peanut butter and chocolate you can just never go wrong with. I’ve only made whoopie pies once … I really should make them more often!

  14. Hi Kathi! Stopping by from Talent Show Tuesday and had to come check out these amazing whoopie pies! They look so amazing! Have pinned!! ~Erin

  15. Wow Kathi! Love your photos! These Whoopie Pies look heavenly.

  16. Kelsie Sweeting says:

    Hi, these look soooooo amazing! I would really like to try them out. I am from the UK, I was wondering if you could give me this recipe in grams please as we don’t measure in cups and sticks here. Thank you very much!!

  17. This was an incredible recipe. They came out beautiful!!! Thank you so much for it!

  18. Made these the other night for my husband and his friends and they were a huge hit. Everyone loved the chocolate and peanut butter together.

  19. I followed the recipe exactly & they e was way too long.Baked them for 6 min. instead of 12. The cakes were dry & too cakey for me. Also not enough sugar for my taste. I don’t know what I did but was very disappointed.

  20. I made these and did them with dark chocolate cocoa powder instead of the regular one and they came out beautifully. There were a little crumbly but I think I’m just going to adjust the time and temperature a bit. This will be one of many goodies I am making this holiday season! Great recipe!! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. I grew up eating Whoopie Pies and I think this recipe is awesome!!!

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