Dark Chocolate Black Cherry Oatmeal Cookie-wiches

by Erin

Are whoopie pies cakes or cookies? I know the name says pies, but they do not resemble a pie at all. It is more like a cake-like cookie with yummy filling sandwiched between. But I suppose “cake-cookie sandwiches” isn’t as fun to say as “whoopie pies”. Twittering didn’t help either as people went either way. Some said they were both or neither, claiming to be in a category all their own. I’m going to submit this issue to “Unsolved Mysteries”.

I decided to stick to the name “cookie-wiches” for this creation because they ended up not quite looking like whoopie pies. Shun me if you dare, but these cake-like cookies were just begging to be sandwiched around some fluffy goodness. And there is even 0% Black Cherry Chobani Greek yogurt in there instead of cream cheese. Excuse me while I shake up some other baking ideologies.

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Makes about 18 cookie-wiches



1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

2/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 cup 0% Black Cherry Chobani Greek yogurt

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 Tbsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 cups quick-cooking oats

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup unsweetened dried cherries, chopped

1 cup dark chocolate chunks (or chips)


4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup 0% Black Cherry Chobani Greek yogurt, strained through a cheesecloth overnight

3 cups powdered sugar, divided

1/2 cup flour, divided

1 tsp vanilla extract

Pinch of salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugars (by hand or with electric mixer) until creamy.  Add the eggs, yogurt, and vanilla extract; mix until smooth.  Add the baking powder, cinnamon, oats, and flour; stir until just mixed.  Stir in the chopped cherries and chocolate. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line two to three large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Drop the cookie dough by rounded tablespoon onto the cookie sheets, about two inches apart.  Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.  Allow the cookies to cool 5 minutes before removing from the cookie sheets to cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, using an electric mixer, cream the softened butter with the yogurt. Add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, 1/4 cup of the flour, vanilla and salt; mix on low speed until blended. Add remaining powdered sugar and flour if necessary, then beat on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  5. Spread the filling onto the flat side of half the cookies. Top each with remaining cookies.

Source: Cookies adapted from Little Bitty Bakes. Filling adapted heavily from Fake Ginger.

Disclosure: I was sent six 16 oz. tubs of blended Chobani Greek yogurt. I was not compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Katie August 19, 2012 - 9:37 pm

thank you August Bakin Friend for these cookies. These cookies are amazing!!!!! Now I am going to have to make the filling to turn them into cookie whiches. Thank you again!!! Kathleen

spiffycookie August 19, 2012 - 9:41 pm

Oh yay I was going to tell you about the filling! I just didn’t think it would ship very well.

Kerstin August 19, 2012 - 8:12 pm

Yum, these look delicious, no matter what they’re called! :)

Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen August 17, 2012 - 11:05 pm

I like the term “cookie-wiches”! :) I bet this cherry/oatmeal combo tastes delicious! :)

caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy August 17, 2012 - 10:39 pm

ooooooooh wow! those look outrageously delicious!

sally @ sallys baking addiction August 17, 2012 - 3:13 pm

You and Liz are so creative when it comes to Chobani! I love it so much. I always see her Chobani cookies and say to myself… I gotta try that! And then I always forget. These oatmeal cookie sammies look adorable and SO SO SO good! I love oatmeal cookies – they’re my fave!

Amy August 17, 2012 - 12:29 pm

These. Look. AWESOME. Cravin’ them now!


Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel August 17, 2012 - 11:49 am

Yum! Love oatmeal cookie sandwiches, and the dark cherry is a fun twist!

Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) August 17, 2012 - 9:17 am

Ohhh, you took oatmeal raisin cookies and made whoopie pies — GENIUS!! And I love the cherry/oatmeal combo — such a great one!


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