Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 whoopie pies

Ingredients

For Cookies

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk

For Classic Buttercream Filling

  • 3 cups powdered sugar confectioner's
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl whip butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla.
  • Beat until well combined.
  • Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Add the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk to the butter/sugar mixture just until combined.
  • Scoop dough (about 1 1/2 tablespoons each) onto cookies sheets.
  • Be sure to space at least 2 inches apart to allow for spreading. (I used a medium cookie scoop and thought it was the perfect size.)
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until it springs back when touched.

For Classic Buttercream Filling

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer beat powdered sugar with butter on low speed.
  • Increase to medium, mixture will be crumbly.
  • Pour in the half and half cream and vanilla.
  • Beat on high speed until smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Place half of cookies upside down.
  • Top with a generous sized amount of filling.
  • Place second cookie on top.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Whoopie Pies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 289mg13%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.