SNICKERDOODLE WHOOPIE PIE RECIPE

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I used my favorite thick and soft Snickerdoodle recipe for this Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pie Recipe. These Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies make a great after-school snack or cookie exchange treat.

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SNICKERDOODLE WHOOPIE PIE RECIPE

Delicious thick, soft, and chewy Snickerdoodle cookies are filled with Salted Caramel Frosting for a sinfully delicious dessert.

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WHAT ARE SNICKERDOODLES?

“A snickerdoodle is a type of cookie made with butter or oil, sugar, salt, and flour, and rolled in cinnamon sugar. Eggs may also sometimes be used as an ingredient, with cream of tartar and baking soda added to leaven the dough.”(Source) As well, Snickerdoodles are characterized by a cracked surface and can be either crisp or soft depending on the ingredients used.

Snickerdoodles, also called snipdoodles or cinnamon sugar cookies, have been around since the late 1800s. Also, a New England favorite, these large, crinkly-topped sugar cookies are probably German in origin.

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WHAT IS A WHOOPIE PIE?

The whoopie pie is an American Cookie Sandwich dessert. Two cookies have a sweet, creamy filling or frosting holding them together in a sandwich form. Obviously, two cookies with frosting between have to be the best dessert sandwich ever! Furthermore, Whoopie Pies are also known as gobs, bobs, black-and-whites, “big fat Oreos.” (Traditionally, the flavors were chocolate cake and vanilla frosting.)

Although no one is certain where Whoopie Pies originated, folklore passed down says Amish wives invented the whoopie pie from remnants of cake batter and frosting. Furthermore, the name originated from the Amish men who, when they found these treats in their lunch boxes, would exclaim, “Whoopie!” (Source)

Delicious thick, soft, and chewy Snickerdoodle cookies are filled with Salted Caramel Frosting for a sinfully delicious dessert.

Furthermore, I took the cinnamon-crusted sugar cookie and made it into a sandwich cookie by filling it with the best possible frosting, salted caramel. Yep, two cookies held together with salted caramel frosting.

It’s fantastic!

Sprinkles optional!

Delicious thick, soft, and chewy Snickerdoodle cookies are filled with Salted Caramel Frosting for a sinfully delicious dessert.

MORE HOLIDAY COOKIES

  1. Mississippi Mud Cookies with Marshmallow Fluff and Chocolate Frosting
  2. Loaded Butterfinger Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies
  3. Blue Ribbon Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies
  4. Ranger Cookies with Chex
  5. Old Fashioned No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
  6. Soft Batch Glazed Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies
  7. Soft Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
  8.  Pretzel Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
  9. Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
  10. Copycat PayDay Bars
  11. Dark Chocolate Brown Sugar Cookies
  12. Softbatch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
  13. Cream Cheese Snickerdoodles
  14. Original Quaker Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I updated this post from an earlier version dated August 19, 2012. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.

As well, please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.

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snickerdoodle whoopie pie recipe

SNICKERDOODLE WHOOPIE PIE RECIPE

Homemade cinnamon whoopie pie sandwich cookies are dressed for the party with sprinkles!
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
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Ingredients

COOKIES

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter unsalted, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

SALTED CARAMEL FILLING

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

COOKIES

  • In a large bowl, beat the first 7 ingredients with an electric mixer on medium. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Turn mixer to low and add flour until well incorporated. Separate dough into 3 balls, wrap in waxed paper, and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Working with one disk at a time and keeping the others refrigerated, flour a smooth surface and roll one disk of dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut dough with floured cookie cutters, lay on an ungreased cookie sheet one inch apart.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to sit on cookie sheet 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

SALTED CARAMEL FILLING

  • Bring the brown sugar and butter to a rolling boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk constantly.
  • Add the cream and stir. Return to a boil then remove from heat. Pour the mixture into the bowl of your electric stand mixer.
  • Using the whisk attachment, gradually beat in powdered sugar and vanilla at low speed. Beat 7 to 8 minutes or until it has cooled and thickened.
  • Immediately add the frosting to one cookie, sprinkle salt on the frosting, and sandwich together with another cookie.
  • Store in an airtight container on the countertop. They're good for up to 5 days then they start drying out.

Nutrition

Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 588IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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11 Comments

  1. Your cookies look sooooooo good! I am 11 and I love cooking from home. I have a question though. When the recipe says 12 servings, is that 12 individual cookies that would make 6 whoopie cookies, or is that actually two per 1 serving? What I’m trying to say is if I put in 18 servings, would that be 18 cookies or 9 cookies? Thank! Can’t wait to try more of your stuff!

    1. I love that you have started cooking and are enjoying my recipes. I have 2 boys and I started baking cookies with them when they were 3 or 4 years old. To answer your questions, 12 servings will be 12 whoopie pies (24 cookies sandwiched together). Be really careful when you’re making the salted caramel – it can be tricky. Please let me know how they turn out and don’t hesitate to comment if you have questions.

  2. 5 stars
    what do you stuff your confetti cookie with? It does not state it in your recipe?
    Thank you, have a great summer
    God be with you

    1. Hi Concetta, just below the Ziplist recipe box where the ingredients and directions are listed, I have links to the Decorator Icing that I used for the cookies.

  3. 5 stars
    Hi, thanks for linking to the Mommy Brain Mixer! Mmmm…that looks so good! Thank you so much to you and your sons!! :))

  4. 5 stars
    My kids would love making these. She is the doing 5 things and still talking as well. Sounds and looks delicious!

  5. What fun cookies and your boys are adorable! If you don't test the dough, several times while baking, how will you know the cookies are any good? Yup, that's always my excuse when making cookies. Pinned these to make with my girls soon.

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