Chocolate Whoopie Pies

You can serve these chocolate whoopie pies with any flavor of filling. If peanut butter is not your favorite, try them with buttercream, or ganache, or cream cheese filling. Personally, I would not mind having them without the filling. But then they wouldn’t be whoopie pies, would they?

You can bake the “cake” part in advance, cool them completely on wire racks, then place them back on a cool cookie sheet. Put the cookie sheet with the cakes in the freezer for about 1 hour before storing them in a resealable plastic freezer bag. That way they won’t stick together.

All purpose flour 3½ cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder 1½ cup
Baking soda 1 Tbsp
Baking powder 1 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Unsalted butter, rm temp. 1 cup
Granulated sugar 2 cups
Eggs 2 large
Buttermilk, rm temp. 2 cups
Vanilla Extract 2 tsp

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set it aside for later use.

  • Beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, buttermilk, vanilla extract, and continue beating until well combined.

  • Slowly mix in the sifted dry ingredients just until combined.

  • Drop tablespoonfuls of batter onto prepared baking sheet, spacing about 1½-inch apart.

  • Bake until top of pies is soft to touch but not wet, approximately 8 minutes. Remove and let cool completely on wire racks.

    Peanut butter, creamy 1 1/3cup
    Unsalted butter, rm temp. 1 cup
    Confectioners’ sugar 1 cup

  • Beat peanut butter and butter on high speed until smooth. Add confectioners’ sugar and continue mixing on low speed until combined.

  • Then, raise speed up to high and continue mixing for 3 more minutes or until the filling is smooth and fluffy.

  • Spread a tablespoonful of filling on the flat side of one cookie and place another on top to form a sandwich. Continue assembling pies with the remaining cookies and filling.

  • Refrigerate chocolate whoopie pies in airtight containers, but they taste much better at room temperature on the day they are made.

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