Cornbread & Honey Buttercream Whoopie Pies

Cornbread Whoopie Pies

Recipe by Cat Morrow
Course: Dessert, Snack


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Cornbread Whoopie Pies are a subtly sweet, somewhat savory play on the classic whoopie cookie sandwich. These delightful little gems are a quick, no fuss recipe. Just mix and bake! 
Just what you need alongside some hearty beans and slaw. Add jalapeños to this honey buttercream to balance the sweetness, diced fresh with the seeds if you want it extra spicy, or pickled/candied.


  • Whoopies
  • 1 1/4 cup Maine Grains Organic Cornmeal or Corn Flour

  • 1 cup Maine Grains Organic All-Purpose Sifted Flour

  • 3/4 tsp sea salt

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

  • 5 tbsp butter, melted

  • 1 egg (optional, see notes)

  • 1 cup sour milk or buttermilk (see directions below)

  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

  • Honey-Buttercream
  • 1/2 cup butter , softened

  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

  • 1/4 cup raw honey

  • 1/4 cup sour cream, room temperature

  • Optional: orange zest from one orange, Hot Peppers to taste


  • First the sour milk is made. Mix together 1 cup whole milk with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar. Set aside while you stir together your dry ingredients. (The milk should curdle relatively quickly. ) Add your wet ingredients to the bowl and mix to combine. It doesn’t have to be perfect, a little rustic is fine! Once mixed, Dollop heaping tablespoons onto a greased or lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and tests clean when poked with a toothpick or knife. Allow the cookies to cool before frosting.
  • Honey-Buttercream Frosting
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, whip together butter, sour cream and honey. Add powdered sugar in slowly, until combined.
  • Dollop a bit of frosting between two cookies until all of your sandwiches are made. Refrigerate in an airtight container or wrap individually, as desired. (They are easier to pack for travel if they have been refrigerated and the frosting has set.)

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  • If you have an egg allergy, or want a crumbly, simple skillet cornbread flavor, simply skip the egg.

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