Holiday Whoopie Pies


Holiday Whoopie Pies

Holiday Whoopie Pie

Our Test Kitchen has put a festive holiday spin on popular Amish Whoopie Pies. Bake a batch of our Holiday Whoopie Pies and maybe even leave one out on a plate for Santa on Christmas Eve. Bet he'd love that!

Makes18 pies

Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time10 min


  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 cup to 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Red and green decorating sugar

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 18

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 365
  • Calories from Fat 191
  • Total Fat 21g 33 %
  • Saturated Fat 6.8g 34 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 3.1g 6 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 38mg 13 %
  • Sodium 219mg 9 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 42g 14 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3 %
  • Sugars 31g 0 %

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I just made these but used 2 cups confectioner sugar & had trouble getting the filling thick enough-any suggestions-I am refrigerating which I think should help

Hi I've made these before, what I did instead of using the Veg shortening, I used coconut oil - its beats up light and fluffy and works just fine. I hate to break it to most people, but commercial frosting is made with veg shortening, so if you buy frosting at the supermarket - nine times out of ten you are consuming veg shortening.

Use the "Fluffy Icing" recipe, there is no fat and the taste is light and delish. In a small saucepan heat 1cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water-cook till syrupy {about 5 min} In a mixing bowl add 1 egg white and beat till fluffy. Slowly add syrup and continue beating till stiff and add 1 tsp vanilla.

my solution was simple...I just made a simple frosting (vanilla), put a 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint in it, and placed the whole works in a large gallon bag, worked the peppermint through by hand in the bag, cut the end off, and squeezed the frosting onto the whoopee pie...worked fine.

I only have 1 problem wit making these pies. For the world of me,I just can't see making and eating let alone serving anyone with that much Veg. Shortening in a recipe that's not cooked..Is there any kind of substitute you could use for the filling for this recipe? Help please..


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