Moon Pies

Cream filled chocolate sandwiches!

Original recipe makes 1 1/2 dozen


1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 pinch salt
1 cup milk
3/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • PREP

    20 mins

  • COOK

    12 mins


    32 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. In a small bowl, stir together the cocoa and boiling water. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together 1/2 cup shortening and white sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla extract and cocoa mixture. Combine 2 2/3 cups flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the sugar mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. To make the filling: In a small saucepan, stir together remaining flour and pinch of salt. Gradually whisk in the milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and refrigerate. In a medium bowl, cream together 3/4 cup of shortening and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the vanilla and the milk mixture and beat until fluffy. Sandwich filling between cookies.


Calories: 325 kcal
Carbohydrates: 43.9 g
Cholesterol: 25 mg
Fat: 15.6 g
Fiber: 1.3 g
Protein: 3.8 g
Sodium: 165 mg