Monday, January 10, 2011

Peppermint Whoopie Pies...

About a month ago I was flipping through a magazine and saw the most delightful looking picture of a cookie. I knew I had to make it.

Peppermint Whoopie Pies are incredibly delicious. Plus they are pretty!

I found the recipe on the Eat Wisconsin Cheese website. I know weird huh?

Although the holidays are over try this recipe, you won't be disappointed.

I am thinking about just making a vat of the is pure perfection, which translates into 'so not good for that new year's resolution'.

Peppermint Whoopie Pies

2 Cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup (1stick) butter, softened
1 7.5 ounce jar marshmallow fluff
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

1 cup crushed peppermint candies (about 50 peppermint discs)

Cooking Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In separate bowl cream butter, brown sugar with mixer. Add egg and extracts mixing well. Add flour mixture slowly and buttermilk. Alternate adding those. Mix well. Cover dough and chill 30 minutes.

Drop dough in heaping spoonfuls on parchment lined baking sheets 2" apart. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until firm. Cool completely before filling.

For filling cream the butter, fluff, vanilla, till fluffy. Add powdered sugar slowly. Fill one side of cookie, top with second cookie and roll edges in crushed peppermint.

Keep filled cookies for 3 days, unfilled cookies in fridge for 1 week. Bring cookies to room temp before serving.

JEN'S NOTES: Use REAL butter, not margarine. Also the green spearmint candies are pretty for Christmas, but the peppermint ones taste WAY better. I would also recommend using actual candy canes as they crush easier. Peppermint discs have a almost plastic coat over the actual candy which makes crushing hard. The cookie is prettier with candy canes crushed. If you do use the peppermint discs it will take way more than 50 to achieve a more uniform color around the side of the cookie. I feel mine in the picture below are very week in color. Try not to eat the entire bowl of the filling, it will be hard to resist.

Peppermint Whoopie Pies

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