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REC: Chocolate-Mint Whoopie Pies - and this was a favorite, too. Soft little mini cakes
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Posted to Thread #21226 at 10:37 pm on Dec 17, 2011
Chocolate-Mint Whoopie Pies
Yield: 3 dozen pies (6 dozen cookies)
1 3/4 c. flour
3/4 c. cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 c. dark brown sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. strong, lukewarm coffee
6 oz. white chocolate morsels
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 c. butter, room temperature
1 tsp. mint extract
4 drops red food coloring
2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
crushed red and white peppermint candies
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and place oven rack in the center of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. In the bowl of your electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment (can also use a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, beating well. Beat in the vanilla extract.
4. Combine the buttermilk and coffee. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk/coffee mixture in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour.
5. Using a small (1 T.) cookie scoop, drop the batter onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing about 1 1/2" apart. With moistened fingers or with the back of a spoon, smooth the tops of the cookies a bit.
Bake for about 9 - 10 minutes or until the tops of the cookies, when lightly pressed, spring back(careful not to overbake). Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
1. Melt white chocolate chip morsels in a double boiler on the stove or in a glass bowl in the microwave using 50% power for 1-1 minute and 30 seconds and stir until creamy. Set aside to cool.
2. Using an electric mixer on medium low speed combine cream cheese and butter until well combined. Add in cooled white chocolate followed by peppermint extract until creamy. Slowly add in confectioners sugar about ½ a cup at a time, and blend until creamy.
3. Spread or pipe about 1 T. filling on flat side of half the cookies. Top it with a second cookie and press gently. Roll edges in crushed
Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out, but I can usually shut her up with cookies!
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