I am looking for a Whoopie Pie recipe. My friend from america gave me a recipe some 15 years ago and i lost it. I have searched for the recipe on yahoo search, but the one I am looking for uses vegetable shortening or copha for the mock creme and you beat it with icing sugar and something else, i think from memory show more I am . Ever heard of a whoopie pie? They're a bit like a macaroon but with a more cake-like texture. Hugely popular Stateside, the name comes from when Amish women would put them in farmers' lunchboxes and they'd supposedly shout 'whoopie' if they found one in their box!. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line baking trays with parchment. Mix flour, cocoa, bicarb, sugar and a pinch of salt. Whisk the egg, oil and buttermilk together, then mix into dry ingredients with 75ml boiling water.. Bake in a preheated oven at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes or until the center of the cookies spring back when lightly pressed. Remove from the cookie sheets and cool a wire rack or white paper towels. Remove from the cookie sheets and cool a wire rack or white paper towels.. Fall in love with this easy recipe for whoopie pies. Two light discs of chocolate sponge sandwich a fluffy vanilla buttercream filling. Perfect for cake sales, packed lunch treats or making friends at the office!. A bit too big for a whoopie pie, and the fondant icing on top is unnecessary and very DIY, but an overall delight, especially the tangy filling. Harrods (£2.50 each, or £1.25 for a mini whoopie .