Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies

I have decided that I am not fancy enough to be driven anywhere by a “driver”.

I know that sounds pretentious, and it’s not like it happens all the time.

But when I AM being driven somewhere, I basically become a nervous wreck…

Taxi drivers, bus drivers, airport shuttles…nervous wreck.



I’m not necessarily worried about their driving skills, like a sensible person.  No, I get nervous that they are going to kidnap me.  All the time.

On Friday I was lucky enough to be able to attend a fun blogging event in in NYC.  I live about an hour outside the city, so a driver picked me up and took me into New York.


Over the course of the hour that I was in the car I had cast myself in a “ripped from the headlines” episode of Law & Order: SVU.

(Obviously Jennifer Aniston was going to play me.  She was so moved by the news story of the “baking blogger who was tragically kidnapped” that she felt compelled to take a break from her busy movie schedule to star in my episode.)


My driver spoke with a heavy Eastern European accent and smelled like cigarette smoke, basically a mash-up of all the bad-guy-kidnappers from the movie Taken.

I knew that in a matter of hours, I would be on a plane being sold into the sex-trade having to do weird party tricks while wearing sexy lingerie for rich, sexual deviants.


The driver was yelling on the phone to someone pretty much the entire drive.  And at risk of offending half the world, yelling in a foreign language is way scarier than yelling in English.

I was convinced he was angrily negotiating the deal of the human trafficking that was about to occur.  How much was I going for?   What’s the going rate for a 36 year old mom?  Do they know I can bake?

He probably was just having a fight with his wife or something, but logic has never been my forte.


I basically resigned myself to the fact that I was about to die, so I texted Kristan, to say my last goodbyes.  Which is lucky, because she reminded me to pull out a few strands of hair and leave it on the seat for DNA evidence.

It’s good to have smart friends.

Speaking of good friends I also had Oprah’s voice on loop in the back of my mind, “don’t go to the second location“, which was basically pointless at that point because I was already IN THE CAR!  Thanks Oprah, how about you do a show on kidnap-murderer limo drivers?  How am I expected to be prepared?


But since I am obviously here to tell you about my brush with death, you probably already figured out that I was NOT, in fact, sold into the sex trade black market.  Totally lucky too, because I’m not sure my dad has the karate skills of Liam Neeson.

Near miss, my friends.


Annnd, if I was not around to tell the tale , I also couldn’t share with you the genius that are Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies.

Yep, you heard that correctly.


I used my favorite chocolate whoopie pie recipe.

The filling is an egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough.

I know some of you have a fear of salmonella poisoning, so there are no worries.

On the other hand, for someone so scared of kidnapper-limo-drivers I stare salmonella in the face on pretty much a daily basis.

I’m a walking contradiction.


Mix up your cookie dough…

And fill a ziplock or piping bag…

Squeeze some on top of one of your cookies…sorry about the poo-like swirl.
PhotobucketThen eat!

I had a little extra filling leftover.
And I ALSO happened to have some Chips Ahoy in the pantry. Don’t ask, my kids love them.
Sooo, I did what any normal person would do.
I made Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough filled Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches.
Waste not, want not.
It’s a beautiful thing.



Cookie Dough Whoopie Pie Filling

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  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. In a mixer, cream together butter and both sugars.
  2. Add in vanilla and milk. Stir until combined.
  3. Slowly add in flour and turn mixer up to medium until mixed well.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Fill ziplock or piping bag with cookie dough and pipe onto whoopie pies.



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This looks amazing! Do you have a good recipe you use for the cookie part of this recipe?

Cookbook Queen

Seriously I am so glad you didn’t get kidnapped, because there really isn’t anything I could do from Arkansas other than Tweet about it a lot.

Also, cookie dough whoopie pie filling? It needs to happen here.


ok, don’t take this the wrong way, because I come here for the recipes, but I am really excited about the leave-a-few-strands-of-hair-behind tip. I mean, yes, one could use the recipes every day, and hopefully one would only need to use the DNA trick once or twice a lifetime, but in terms of importance: give me a break, right? I want Olivia to find me. Ice-T thinks he’s all that with the wall of magic computer screens, Elliot’s preoccupied with his messed up family, and Munch is just cracking wise. A girl has to help herself.

Lauren at Keep It Sweet

Thank gd you weren’t kidnapped so you could share this recipe:-) Love the cookie dough “piping.”

Averie @ Averie Cooks

I hate riding in taxis! I like being in control of my own destiny so if I want to drive 85mph or poke along at 17mph I can…but leave it to a taxi driver to go 85mph in a school zone or 17 when I am late for the airport. Glad you escaped the kidnapping 🙂

GREAT job on these. That is a serious!! bag of cookie dough. Whoa. It looks like it weighs about 3 lbs. 🙂 Love it!

Aimee @ ShugarySweets

I hate being in a taxi. Glad you dodged that kidnapping! These cookies look amazing, even WITH the poo-like swirl, hehe!


These cookies look amazing! I know want 1 (or 4) whoopie pies with cookie dough to munch on!

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

love these. I am featuring them on my Facebook page today

Liz @ Tip Top Shape

I think the EXACT SAME THING every time I am in a cab. I’m always convinced I am going to be put into some sort of human trafficking ring. I go through and rationalize that if they were really going to human traffic me, they would probably steal my phone and yada yada. Basically, I make myself nearly hyperventilate in the back seat. lol

Karen C.
I actually had a “blind date” night in college where your roommate set you up with someone and you went out on a date before going to a group dance (It was called “Screw your Roommate”…ah, college days). For my date, I was to meet a driver who was going to take me to the restaurant where I was to meet my date. It was certainly sketchy feeling. My roommate wasn’t a total psycho, so I trusted that she wouldn’t have me killed. The driver ended up pulling into a dark alley with “car trouble”. I was not too thrilled… Read more »
The Partiologist
I totally understand your fear of riding in a cab or anything with a “Driver”. I had a cab take me to a mall while in Las Vegas (found out later I could have walked). My door in the cab did not have a handle, he was soooo scary I was sure I’d never shop again. When I arrived at the mall, my cab fare was only around $7.00 but I was so nervous that I accidentaly pulled out a $100.00 bill instead of a $10.00 and gave it to him. So I was at the mall, safe and sound… Read more »

The filling, is that firm enough to roll into balls and dip in chocolate?


I’m glad to hear that you weren’t kidnapped. And to be fair, I think anyone hearing someone yelling in a language they don’t speak would be scary. So it’s not offensive to say. If you can’t understand what someone is saying it makes the yelling much scarier.

The whoopie pies look amazing! Must.resist.

Erika - The Teenage Taste

I need to know…HOW do you come up with this? COOKIE DOUGH-filled whoopie pies…I’m drooling! 🙂


OMG I just made whoopie pies for the first time ever last week, they were life changing. COOKIE DOUGH filling though?? Thats my favorite food. Cant wait to make these. Oh and Im really glad you werent kidnapped so you could still blog and give us awesome recipes. Thanks 🙂


(a) you’re killing me with these. in a good way.
(b) I totally have the same fears whenever I get in a cab! not so much if I’m going only a short distance, but if I’m getting on a highway, I tend to calculate just when would be the best time to jump out of the moving vehicle if need be. It’s an illness.

Valerie at The Year of Living Healthfully

This recipe looks great. Can’t wait to give it a try. You are a wonderful storyteller too! Thanks for the laughs and smile tonight!

Tracy {Pale Yellow}

Shelly, you are hysterical and a genius! These whoopie pies look AH-mazing!!! I live in Brooklyn and we do car service, not yellow cabs and I am always so freaked out, I discreetly try and take a picture the driver’s license on the back of the headrest and text it to a friend. I’m glad you survived to post wonderful recipes!


Seriously, your blog is going to be the death of me, or maybe of my thighs. I made the S’mores whoopie pies yesterday and they are outstanding. I told my coworkers I’d bring some to work on Tuesday, but I honestly don’t know if they are going to make it that long. They are OUT OF CONTROL good. Now I must make these – just not today – because if I send my husband to the store one more time, he might give me the stink

Ashley @ The Latest Find

These look amazing!! =)


Lol I have that fear too. Not to that extent I guess, but I don’t take taxis when I’m on my own. If you ask me, being kidnapped is more likely than getting salmonella poisoning at home 😛 And way more serious too.
But anyway, those whoopie pies look good. Though I prefer a lighter filling in my whoopies so I’d probably adapt it to a swiss meringue buttercream or something of that sort.


Wow!! yumm-o!
These look way too crazy good!!
I would totally add the cookie dough to as many cookie sandwiches as possible!

Chaos Mommy

I’m SO glad you’re still alive to share this recipe. Or at least, still in the United States and not somewhere on a plane in a crate, worried about who the highest bidder was!

Delish looking recipe. Anything cookie dough is my FAVE! And slavery-free women is high on my priority list, too.

Live a Sweet Life

Totally know what you mean about having a ‘driver.’ I cannot stand taking taxis. I always seem to get these super creepy guys, I’m sure it’s not them though, I’m sure it’s just me being neurotic. Anyway, love the cookie dough whoopie pie idea. They look amazing!


Pinned and drooling! 🙂

Janine (

If my hubby sees these, I fear he may literally kill for them!


These look delicious! Does the kitchen aid beater with the scraper blade work well?


Just love what you did with your leftover filling! 🙂 GREAT photos, Shelly!

I am sorry about your almost near death sex slave kidnapping!!! How frightened you must have been!!..LOL I do have to say a big Thank You though as I was having a pretty down day and when I read your blog, OMG..I thought I was truly going to wet myself I was laughing so hard….after knowing you were safe OF COURSE!!! 🙂 I absolutely LOVE your blog, not only for the recipes but because you share yourself with us & your humor is exactly what keeps me coming back as it exactly what I need after a very long day….and… Read more »

These sounded good from the title in my feed, but the pics…WOW! Glad you didn’t get kidnapped and die. If you haven’t watched the movie Frailty, never ever ever do it. It damaged me for life!


The few times I’ve ridden in taxis while living in Europe I feel like I put my life in the hands of the driver. Now I have a new fear to add to my irrational fears list.

This post had be busting out laughing. Thanks 🙂

DNA evidence is key. Good life tip.


Hey! There is nothing wrong with chips ahoy. Particularly if you are going to sandwich them with this heavenly concoction. Don’t let the cookie purists get you down. Haters GOTTA hate!

ps Glad to hear of your near kidnapping miss.
pps Do you think they make a Hallmark card for something like that?


Dear lord, does that ever look heavenly! I love cookie-dough anything!

Emilie @ Emilie

those chocolate whoopie pies look so chewy and delicious, I want! I’m glad you make it to your destination, I’d be sad if you weren’t here on this blog to entertain me on a daily basis 🙂

Lori @ RecipeGirl

Freakin’ YUUUUUUMMMMMMYYYYYY. I like this idea. A lot. (cookie dough lover here)


Definitely made the right choice using up that extra filling! Yum.

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

Oh wow, these look incredible! What a delicious and decadent dessert. Very creative, too!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

Yummm! So glad you didn’t get sold into sex slavery. Incidentally, Taken is perhaps my father’s favorite movie…which he reminds me of every time I travel anywhere by myself. And I am always, always instructed not to share cabs. Or go anywhere other than churches, basically. Oh, Liam Neeson, why did you do this to me?


Genius! Soft cookies + cookie DOUGH?! Heaven!


I want Sandra Bulluck to play me in my tragic TV movie. 🙂


That story just made you my favorite blogger. I’m mean, I’ve always been a fan but now you are my number one. I couldn’t stop smiling the entire time and to top it off, an amazingly yummy recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Tanya Schroeder

That is a funny story!!!! I am so glad I’m not the only paranoid person! I’m not usually in a situation where I need a driver . My paranoia is of some one braking in my home! I keep a golf club candy! Too much tv that’s for sure!

Like the egg free cookie dough. That dollop looks so yummy!


This is probably the funniest post I’ve ever read! I cracked up the entire way through it!!! Glad you made it out ok 🙂

These whoopie pies look awesome too! One time I made brownie batter filled chocolate chip cookies… so kind of like an opposite recipe 🙂

Mrs. Zoom

You are hysterical and I must make these!


OH MY GODDDD these look so good. I might die if I don’t make these soon. My tragic story won’t quite make TV though. Glad you are safe!


These whoopies look fantastic!


You are so funny! I was never worried about being kidnapped before, but since you mentioned the black market sex trade I am now. I used to think nothing of putting my college daughter in a taxi to go to the airport or to meet me when I visit, but now I’ll be thinking of you and Oprah and the press. Anyway, the whoopie pies make up for the scare I’ll face later. Thanks for the laugh, and the impending nightmares (oh,and the whoopie pies).


Oh my gosh, this has to be the most amazing thing I’ve ever laid my eyes upon. I am definitely making these..they combine my two loves, whoopie pies & cookie dough. Perfect.


Sometimes when I’m out doin’, whatever…running, walking, strolling the mall, I’ll spook myself about the kidnapping thing (too many Lifetime movies, if you ask me) and I’ll hear Oprah in my head, too!! “Don’t go to the second location!” Yikes! She really got in there (another reason why I probably think about the kidnapping thing!)!

Anyhoo, this whoopie pie filling is genius, GENIUS! These are a few of my favorite things!

Cookie Sleuth

I’m glad you made it home safely. 🙂 The filling looks great!