Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies

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Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Chocolate peppermint whoopie pies became a staple in our holiday baking tradition over 3 years ago. Not only do they taste great, they are lots of fun for the family to make! We enjoy eating these tasty treats – but enjoy giving them as gifts even more. We hope you will enjoy these as much as we do!

Ingredients (for whoopie pies)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg yolk

Directions (for whoopie pie)

  • Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Place butter, brown sugar and vanilla in large mixing bowl. Using a mixer on medium speed, beat together until creamy. Add egg yolk and blend well.
  • Reduce speed to low and add flour mixtures and buttermilk alternately, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  • Preheat whoopie pie maker until green READY light turns on.
  • Fill each cooking reservoir with about 1 teaspoon of batter and bake about 2-2.5 minutes.
  • Quickly remove and cool pies on a wire rack. Continue until all batter is gone.
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    Marshmallow Filling Ingredients

    1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    1 – 7 ounce (198 grams) jar of marshmallow creme or fluff
    2 cups (230 grams) confectioners sugar (icing or powdered sugar), sifted
    6-8 drops of red liquid food coloring
    1/3 cup (80 ml) crushed candy canes

     

    Marshmallow Filling Directions

    In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and well blended. Beat in the vanilla extract and marshmallow creme. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the sugar.

    Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Then, on high speed, beat filling until it is light and fluffy (about 3-5 minutes). Add a little cream (if filling is too thick) or confectioners sugar (if filling is too thin) to get the right spreading consistency. Stir in crushed candy canes.

    To Assemble: Take one cookie and spread a heaping tablespoon of the filling on the flat side of the cookie. Top with another cookie.

     

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