Vanilla Cream Whoopie Pie Recipe

Vanilla Cream Sandwich Cookies

Choose two different shaped cookie cutters for a creative looking sandwich cookie.

60 min. prep time
5 dozen cookies
343 Ratings



1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 teaspoon French vanilla blend flavoring or vanilla
2 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted


1/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons French vanilla blend flavoring or vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons milk


3 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon light corn syrup


Combine flour, cocoa and salt in medium bowl; set aside. Combine 6 tablespoons butter and sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla flavoring. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add melted chocolate; continue beating until smooth. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture. Beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Divide dough in half. Shape each half into 4-inch disk; wrap each disk in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour).

Heat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time, (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or just until set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Transfer to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Meanwhile, combine all filling ingredients in medium bowl; beat at low speed until well mixed. Increase speed to high. Continue beating until light and creamy.

Spread bottom-side of 1 cookie with about 1 teaspoon filling; top with another cookie, bottom-side down. Repeat with remaining cookies.

Meanwhile, place chopped chocolate in small bowl. Heat whipping cream in 1-quart saucepan over medium-low heat just until whipping cream comes to a boil. Pour over chopped chocolate. Stir in corn syrup until mixture is smooth. Let stand at room temperature until glaze is thickened (about 15 minutes).

Drizzle or spread glaze on top of each sandwich cookie. Place cookies onto waxed paper; let stand until glaze is set (about 1 hour).

Store between sheets of waxed paper in container with tight-fitting lid.

Recipe Tip

French vanilla blend flavoring is located in the spice and flavoring section in the baking aisle of the supermarket. It has a rich buttery vanilla flavor.

Recipe Tip
If filling is too thick, beat in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts (1 sandwich cookie)

Calories: 60

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 25mg

Carbohydrates: 8g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #13833©2007Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I used a pint glass instead of a round two-inch cookie cutter, so my rather work-intensive batch made barely two dozen cookies instead of five. My bad for not paying attention They looked and tasted great, but everybody only got one or two.
Cookie was very good tasting and sharp looking. I used a 2 inch base circle and a smaller heart but only got 20 sandwich cookies from the receipe.
Easy to make and very tasty. I'm not a big chocolate lover but these are great.

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