These classic treats are fluffier than your typical sandwich cookie, with a cake-like texture and a sweet, whipped filling.
I just might be the only person who had never heard of a whoopie pie until a few years ago.
When I first tried one, I though they would be more like an Oreo cookie, but boy was I wrong. These are sooooo much better.
These are like little chocolate cakes with a sweet, creamy filling.
Better yet, they are just like devil dogs.
C’mon, who doesn’t remember devil dogs???
Ok, maybe they aren’t as dry as a devil dogs (I used to drink at least two glasses of milk per devil dog) but they are similar. It’s just these whoopie pies are so much more ridiculously delicious.
These were such a huge hit with the kids too.
This was their first time eating a whoopie pie too, so now there’s no guilt over here for depriving my kids (as if!)
Check out his sweet face…
What you don’t see is the picture after he devoured it, chocolate all over his adorable face while he crazily licked every one of his fingers. Smart kid.
- For the Cookies:
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/3 coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup ground flax
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- For the Filling:
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons almond milk
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
Preheat the oven 350.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, beat sugar, coconut oil, vanilla extract and applesauce in a large bowl until well combined.
With a spoon, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, flax, cocoa and salt together in a medium bowl.
Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, slowly adding milk.
Beat until thoroughly mixed.
Drop by spoonful onto prepared baking sheet.
Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from the oven.
While cookies are cooling, beat the coconut oil, vanilla, almond milk and sugar for a few minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy.
Turn cookies bottom side up and spread 1-2 tablespoons of filling. Top with another cookie.
I hope you love these as much as we did! They are perfect for holiday baking too. And they’d make incredible gifts (if you are generous enough to share!)