Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies
Friday, May 25, 2012
We are having a picnic on Saturday afternoon while we are at the campground for Memorial Day, it’s also Travis’ birthday. So I decided to bring along pickles (who doesn’t love pickles?) and some Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies since Travis loves Cookie Dough. (Don’t worry, there is no raw egg in them) My mom always makes regular Whoopie Pies, so this was pretty intimidating for me since hers always come out fantastic and delicious.
Of course, I have the recipe for you guys. The recipe I used made 11 whoopie pie “sandwiches”. (Well, I have 22 whoopie pie’s because I did the recipe twice, I have a lot of people to feed.)
To Make the Cakes:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup well-shaken buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
Before you begin you’ll want to preheat oven to 350°F. Then whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
In a separate bowl stir together the buttermilk and vanilla.
In a large bowl beat together the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until the mixture comes out fluffy. Then add 1 egg, beating until combined well.
So, you should end up with three bowls that are looking like this:
You then want to slowly mix in the dry mixture and the buttermilk mixture into the large bowl. You’ll want to alternate them, a little flour, then a little buttermilk, and then a little bit more flour, etc. Mix until they are combined and smooth. It should come out looking like this:
Then just spoon them onto a buttered baking sheet, just like you’re making cookies. You’ll want to bake them for about 8 – 12 minutes. Just check them by sticking a toothpick in the center, and waiting until it comes out clean. Once you take them out of the oven, transfer them to a cooling rack so they can cool completely. When they are cool, you can start the filling.
To Make the Filling I used the recipe over at Cookies and Cups (She’s amazing – go check her out) I’m not going to go into a tutorial on how to make the filling, because she did an excellent job. I’ll just say that you need the following: Milk, Granulated Sugars, Flour, Vanilla, Chocolate Chips, Butter & Brown Sugar.
Once you make the filling, you’ll want to grab your whoopie pies.
Then just make some whoopie pie sandwiches. Just like this:
Yum! & Here is all of my whoopie pies, some of them came out HUGE but that’s okay.
Have a fantastic Memorial Day Weekend!
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