Homemade Molasses Whoopie Pies

Updated on January 7, 2020
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I love to bake and try out new recipes like this one. I love this recipe, and I think you will, too.

My mother makes these fantastic molasses cookies. You can use this recipe for the cookies, but my mother also uses this recipe to make whoopie pies. These pies are usually made with chocolate, but we love the molasses version.

Cook Time

Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Makes about 25


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup boiling water with 2 teaspoon soda


  1. In a bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt. In another bowl, mix together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the egg then add the molasses and lemon juice. Set aside. After boiling the water, add the soda and stir until it is dissolved. After this is done, add to the molasses bowl and stir together. Mix the flour mixture into the molasses bowl and stir. Place in the freezer for 2–3 hours to chill.
  2. After the allotted time, take out of the freezer. Place flour on the table and roll out the dough and cut with a cookie cutter. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Place on a cookie rack.
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What it looks like all mixed togetherWhat it looks after being in the freezer for couple of hoursWhat it looks like before going in the oven.
What it looks like all mixed together
What it looks like all mixed together
What it looks after being in the freezer for couple of hours
What it looks after being in the freezer for couple of hours
What it looks like before going in the oven.
What it looks like before going in the oven.

Frosting Recipe

This is the frosting recipe that we used for the molasses whoopie pies. You can use this recipe for any recipe.


  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 3/4 cups shortening
  • 2 egg whites
  • dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a bowl, cream together the confectioner sugar and shortening then add the egg whites. Mix. Then add the salt and vanilla and stir together.
  2. After the molasses cookies have cooled. Take a cookie and spread some frosting on it then place another cookie over the frosting. Do this for all the cookies. Eat and enjoy.

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    • Lisa Jane39 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Jane 

      2 years ago from Washington

      They are delicious. I am glad that my recipe was easy to follow. Baking is fun.

    • PegCole17 profile image

      Peg Cole 

      2 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      These look delicious and your recipe sounds easy to follow. I love to bake, too!


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