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Whoopie Pies

Hello and happy Friday! Today I have a great recipe that is a flash back to my childhood. These chocolate whoopie pies are just so good you wont be able to resist.

Here’s what you’ll need:

For the Cookies:

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Milk

For the filling:

  • 1/2 Cup (I Stick) butter
  • 1/2 Cup Marshmallow Fluff
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp milk

Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F. Next, in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter until light & fluffy. Add both sugars & mix until pale yellow.

Next add the egg followed by vanilla & mix to combine.

In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients & whisk or sift to combine.

Now, add 1/3 of the dry goods to the mixer, followed by a 1/2 cup of the milk. Alternate until all ingredients are combined.

Now, using a 1 inch cookie scoop, scoop batter on to parchment lined cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Batter will be fairly loose and sticky. Don’t worry if cookies spread slightly on the pan — totally normal!

Place in a 350°F oven and bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies are set. They will spread out on the pan. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes and remove to a cooling rack. While cookies are cooling, mix up the filling.

For the filling, cream butter and marshmallow fluff together in your stand mixer.

Add vanilla extract & salt followed by powdered sugar. Add the sugar slowly to avoid a kitchen covered in sugar!  add the milk as needed — you may need more or less depending on your mix. Beat until firm peaks form.

Fill a piping bag with your favorite tip — see pictures below for how to:

 

 

Now you’re ready to fill the cookies! Add as much or as little filling as you like, but don’t go too crazy or you’ll run out of frosting!

and that’s it! In about 45 minutes you have delicious treats to share. 🙂

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See ya next time!

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