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Football-Shaped Whoopie Pies

  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Course: Dessert

Gear up for game day with these adorable football-shaped whoopie pies using Reynolds KITCHENS® Parchment Paper with SmartGrid® to bake the pies and Reynolds KITCHENS® Plastic Wrap to pipe the frosting.

Reynolds Kitchens® Tips

Reynolds Kitchens Tip

For better baking results, use Reynolds KITCHENS™ Parchment Paper with SmartGrid® to space out your dough evenly on the pan. The 1" and 2" grid marks make measuring and spacing simple.


For Cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cups cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup), softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Reynolds KITCHENS®​ Parchment Paper with SmartGrid®

For White Crystal Sugar Filling

  • 3/4 stick unsalted butter (6 tablespoons), softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 jar (7-1/2 ounces) marshmallow cream, such as Marshmallow Fluff
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Reynolds KITCHENS®​ Plastic Wrap


Step 1

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with Reynolds KITCHENS® Parchment Paper with SmartGrid®.

Step 2

In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda. In large bowl, with mixer on high speed, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, and beat to combine. Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk in small batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

Step 3

Mix until smooth, occasionally scraping sides of bowl. With a tablespoon, spoon mounds of batter 2 inches apart onto baking sheets and form into football shapes. SmartGrid® lines represent 1 inch squares to help you with precise spacing.

Step 4

Bake 15 minutes or until tops are puffed and cakes spring back when touched. Transfer to a rack and cool completely.

Step 5

In medium bowl, with mixer on high speed, beat together butter, powdered sugar, marshmallow cream, and vanilla until smooth, about 3 minutes.

Step 6

Makes about 1-1/2 cups of filling. Spread a rounded tablespoon of filling on flat sides of half the cakes. Top with other cakes.

Step 7

To decorate your whoopie pies to look like footballs, cut two pieces of Reynolds KITCHENS® Plastic Wrap about 15 inches wide and criss-cross them over each other to form a large X with the two pieces. In the center of the X, scoop all of your remaining filling and then gather the sides to push the filling down into a ball. Very carefully poke a small hole into the bottom of this ball so that you can pipe the football laces onto your whoopie pies. The thickness of your laces will depend on how big of a hole you poke into the plastic wrap.

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