Whoopie pies with attitude
I am crazy in love with these whoopie pies! How could I not be? First of all, I love looking at them because I think the bright pink with the dark brown is gorgeous. They kind of took on a life of their own while I was taking pictures. I took A LOT of pictures – they were just working the camera like seasoned professionals. And second, these whoopie pies are delicious. I love the chocolaty cookie, but the cream is the kicker. It’s the best combination of buttercream icing and marshmallow fluff – so light and perfect between all that chocolate. It just works. You’ll love it. I added the bright pink food coloring to the frosting because I wanted to enter these into a Valentine’s Day sweet treats contest. I can’t think of sweeter (or cuter) treat than these.
I’ve been bookmarking whoopie pie recipes since Thanksgiving when I thought I’d try a pumpkin whoopie pie, but time got away from me. Now here we are in February already and I’m still bookmarking recipes. When I saw the photo and blog post at foodess.com I knew I was going to make that whoopie pie. Plus, just look at that picture – see what I mean about what divas they become when photographed? I didn’t try foodess’s salted caramel filling this time, but I will. It sounds amazing. Instead, I used a more traditional filling of buttercream and marshmallow fluff. Enjoy!
Recipe: Whoopie Pies
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease cookie sheet or cover with parchment paper. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
In medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffly, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and continue beating 1-2 more minutes. Beat in milk and vanilla. Beat in flour mixture until combined.
Using a cookie scoop, drop mounds of batter onto cookie sheet. Sprinkle tops with raw sugar. Bake 8-12 minutes until top springs back when touched.
Cool completely, then pipe or spoon a heaping amount of frosting on flat half of one cookie and make a sandwich with the flat half of another cookie.
Recipe: Whoopie Pie Filling
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 jar (7 1/2 ounces) marshmallow Fluff
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, about 3 min. Add marshmallow fluff and vanilla and continue mixing until well combined. If you are adding food coloring, do it now and mix until streaks of color have disappeared and frosting is desired shade. Spoon into a decorating bag (or a freezer bag with tip cut off) and pipe a generous amout of frosting onto cookie half; top with another cookie half.