Chocolate-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

Somedays a trip to the kitchen teaches you a lot.
You learn things like how you should always sift your cocoa powder. Otherwise your cookies come out with cocoa powder gob-bombs (real word, just go with it) all over the top.  Real bakers everywhere probably know this already.  I am not a real baker.
Or you discover that you're apparently the last person on the planet that had never heard of a whoopie pie.  In the Midwest, they're small and crunchy.  We call them Oreos and they come in a blue package on the shelf at Hy-Vee.
And lastly, turns out I'll always have the maturity of a 13 year old boy because I can't hear the word "whoopie" without giggling and thinking of old reruns of The Newlywed Game.....
P.S. how weird of a word does "newlywed" look spelled out.

Adapted from this recipe

What You'll Need:

For the Cookies
  • 1 stick Butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup Flour
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder (sifted ;)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt

For the Filling:
  • 1 cup Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 stick Butter, softened
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup Peanut Butter
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt

What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 400F and prepare cookie sheet(s) by lining with parchment paper.  Beat butter and sugar together until fluffy.  Add egg, then the buttermilk and vanilla.  In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  2. Drop 8 scoops of batter (about 2 Tbsp worth- I used my medium cookie scoop) onto each prepared baking sheet making sure to really space them apart.  Bake for about 8 minutes - until the edges are set but the cookies are still soft.  Remove from oven but allow to cool to baking sheet for a couple minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  3. To make the filling, beat together the marshmallow fluff and butter until smooth.  Add powdered sugar (you can use less since the fluff is so sweet already, but I found it helped with the stickiness).  Then mix in peanut butter.  Use as much or as little as you want to a) give flavor and b) counteract the sweetness of the marshmallow and sugar.  Once cookies are cool, spread a heaping tablespoonful of filling on the flat side of a cookie and sandwich with another cookie. 


1 comment:

  1. I go crazy for anything peanut butter and chocolate, and this recipe looks awesome! But, I agree with you, the first time I ever heard of "whoopie pies" I couldn't help but giggle and imagine Bob Eubanks saying it.