Creamy (and eggless!) cookie dough filling sandwiched between two soft chocolate cake cookies. A deliciously indulgent dessert that’s quick and easy to make!

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Three whoopie pies filled with cookie dough filling.

About Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies

This recipe combines three of the greatest desserts into a single cookie:

  • Light and fluffy chocolate cookies, baked to perfection.
  • Lots of creamy, indulgent cookie dough.
  • Crunchy chocolate chips.

The cookie dough in this recipe is actually the same recipe for Cookie Dough Dip. It’s basically a big patch of cookie dough icing, and it is the perfect complement for any kind of dessert – and particularly these cookies.

Bowl of cookie dough filling.

Where did whoopie pies originate?

The first whoopie pies as we know them cropped up in Labadie’s Bakery in Lewiston, Maine in 1925. The bakery is still open to this day.

How long are cookie dough whoopie pies good for?

This answer can be tricky, as it comes in two parts:

If you’ve already assembled the cookie dough whoopie pies, I would recommend eating them within 24 to 48 hours. If at any time the cookie part of the whoopie pie becomes soggy, it’s best to throw them out; it means moisture from the filling has seeped into the cookie, altering the texture. And due to the filling, the whoopie pies should be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

If you’ve made the cookies and the cookie dough filling but haven’t assembled the whoopie pies yet, this will give you more time to eat them – you’ll just have to assemble the cookies each time you want some. The cookies themselves can be stored on the counter in a sealed container for up to one week. The cookie dough filling can be stored in the refrigerator for a week as well, but will need to be warmed up to room temperature before it has a spreadable consistency.

Closeup of a cookie dough whoopie pie.

Can you freeze cookie dough whoopie pies?

Yes, you totally can! And there are a few ways you can go about it.

To freeze the raw chocolate cookie dough: 

  • Mix all ingredients, then use a cookie scoop to scoop out about one tablespoon of dough. Release the cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Freeze for at least two hours or until the outside is no longer tacky. Once firm, transfer to a freezer bag or a storage container with a sealable lid.
  • Cookie dough can be stored for up to six months. When ready to bake, place cookie balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place the baking sheet to thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then bake like normal.

To freeze the baked cookies:

  • Bake and allow to cool completely.
  • Store cookies in a single layer in a freezer bag or storage container. If you need to stack the cookies, separate each layer with a sheet of wax paper.
  • Baked cookies can be frozen for up to three months.

To freeze assembled cookies:

  • Once baked, cooled, and assembled, place whoopie pies on a baking sheet or plate and freeze for 2 hours or until solid.
  • You can either wrap each frozen whoopie pie in plastic wrap OR you can assemble the whoopie pies in a sealable container, separating each layer with parchment paper. To fend off freezer burn, wrap the sealed container in plastic wrap.
  • Assembled whoopeie pies can be frozen for up to three months.

If you’d like tips for freezing the prepared cookie dough filling, check out the suggestions for Cookie Dough Dip. It’s the same recipe, just repurposed as a filling for these cookies.

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How to make cookie dough whoopie pies

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – In a medium bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Step 2 – Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), whip together the sugar and shortening until fluffy.

Step 3 – Keeping the mixer going, add the egg, milk, and vanilla.

Step 4 – Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until fully incorporated.

Step 5 – Using a cookie scoop, scoop up the dough and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing each piece of dough about two inches apart.

Step 6 – Bake!

Step 7 – While cookies bake and cool, prepare the cookie dough filling. Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), add butter and cream cheese. Whip them together on medium-high speed until ultra creamy.

Step 8 – Stop the mixer and add in chocolate brown sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar, then whip again until smooth.

Step 9 – Stop mixer again and toss in the chocolate chips. Use a spatula to gently stir together.

Step 10 – Grab a baked cookie and spread a generous amount of cookie dough filling on the flat side, then place another cookie (flat side down) on top of the filling. Repeat this step until all the whoopie pies are assembled.

Step 11 – Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Details

Three whoopie pies filled with cookie dough filling.
5 from 2 votes

Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies

40 minutes prep + 6 minutes cook
481 kcal
Yields: 12 whoopie pies
Creamy (and eggless!) cookie dough filling sandwiched between two soft chocolate cake cookies. A deliciously indulgent dessert that's quick and easy to make!


Chocolate Cake Cookies
Cookie Dough Filling


For the Chocolate Cake Cookies
  • Preheat oven to 450 F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper, then set aside.
  • In a large large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, then set bowl aside.
  • Using a stand mixer (or a hand mixer + large bowl), beat the sugar and vegetable shortening together on medium speed until blended, about 2 minutes.
  • Keeping speed on medium, add egg, milk, and vanilla extract to bowl. Beat until combined.
  • Keeping speed on medium, slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Continue to mix until dry ingredients are fully incorporated, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Using aΒ cookie scoop, scoop up about 1 tablespoon of dough, then release dough on prepared baking sheet. Repeat this step until all the cookie dough batter is used, spacing cookies 2 inches apart.
  • Bake cookies for 6-7 minutes or until the tops of cookies look dry.
  • Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to aΒ wire cooling rackΒ to cool completely.
For the Cookie Dough Filling
  • While cookies cool, prepare cookie dough filling. Using a stand mixer (or a hand mixer + medium bowl), blend together butter and cream cheese on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Drop mixer speed to low and add in brown sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Using a spatula or spoon, fold in chocolate chips until chips are evenly dispersed.
Putting it all Together
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of cookie dough filling to the flat side of a chocolate cake cookie. Tip: using the back of a spoon, smooth the cookie dough so that it is 1/2 inch away from the edge of the cookie and so it stands about 1 inch high. The cookie dough should look like a plateau on top of the cookie.
  • Place another cookie, flat side down, on top of the cookie dough, and gently press until the cookie dough reaches the edges of the cookies. If desired, hold the whoopie cookies sideways and sprinkle more mini chocolate chips on the cookie dough.
  • Serve cookie dough whoopie pies immediately.


Serving: 1whoopie pie | Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 568IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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    • Becky @ Project Domestication

    I want. I need! I must have these. They are so adorable too.

    • Kelley

    These look so amazing! Cookie dough is one of my all time favorites, and to have it slathered between chocolate cake….. Heavenly!

  • I’ve always had whoppie pies on my list of things to make! These look Ah-mazing!! I think i gained 5lbs by reading your post…worth it. πŸ™‚

    • Haha, the struggle of a food blogger – all those delicious eats have to go somewhere I guess πŸ˜€ If only I could browse a workout website and LOSE 5 lbs!

    • Aliza B

    That dip with the soft chocolate cake looks perfect!

    • Maris (In Good Taste)

    One word: wow!

    • Michelle

    So far I have only made pumpkin whoopee pies but I would love to branch out and try these. What a yummy and nice sized treat

    • Pumpkin whoopie pies sound amazing! Will have to try those when fall comes back around πŸ˜€

    • Kam Kay

    I’m sure one whoopie pie will be one bite in one go for me. These look super delicious.

    • Matt @ Plating Pixels

    I don’t think I could stop myself if I started eating these, not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. Beautiful photos too!

    • LOL Matt, we’ll go with a bit of both πŸ˜€ Thanks!

    • Michelle @ The Complete Savorist

    I haven’t had a whoopie pie in ages! These really bring me back. They look very yum!

    • Thanks Michelle! These were a first in a while for me, too πŸ˜€

    • Chrissa – Physical Kitchness

    Well who wouldn’t love cookie dough dip?! Life is better with cookie dough, I am convinced. These whoopie pies are so fun!!! I bet they are super nummy chilled too!

    • Oo, I never thought about chilling / freezing… will have to do that next time!

    • Leah

    These look fantastic! I love whoopie pies, and the cookie dough twist sounds great!

    • Cara

    This sounds delicious and my kids would love this! It just so happens I have all the ingredients, so I may give this a go this weekend. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Cara! If you made them, I hope they turned out great πŸ˜€

    • Brittany

    This combo is like heaven to me! Anything chocolate and cookie dough is bound to be good and these look Great!

    • Too true Brittany! Thanks πŸ˜€

    • Same here Kari, same here πŸ˜€ Thanks!

    • Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife

    My kids would LOVE this! What a fun treat to make for Valentine’s Day coming up.

    • I know, right? They’re an easy dessert for any holiday.

    • Aishwarya S

    These are so mouth-watering! The photos had me! Just amazing!!! πŸ™‚

    • Ashley (Forking Up)

    Oh man I loooove whoopie pies! These are a great take on an old favorite.

    • Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    I feel like my words will not do these justice. Seriously, send me some right now!! Haha, okay, maybe I will be a bit nicer but you really have me craving chocolate now!

    • πŸ˜€ If you’re craving it, that just means I did my job well πŸ˜€ Thanks Kacey!

    • Florian @ContentednessCooking

    Those look amazing! Love how thick and creamy those look!

    • Blair

    I love how your mind works!! As though that dip could get any better!!! And then there are these Whoopie Pies! Since you’re from Orange, you might even know the local Whoopie Pies that the Mennonites sell at Yoder’s…so good. And you’ve just taken them to the next level. πŸ™‚

    • I DO remember those πŸ˜€ I’m not sure if there’s any comparison, but being out here in AZ, this is as close as I’ll probably get πŸ˜€