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Inside The Kitchen: Easy Whoopie Pies Recipe

easy whoopie pie recipe

easy whoopie pie recipe

I made a super easy whoopie pies recipe for Christmas and Christmas Eve this year. I remembered watching a show on the Food Network where a chef traveled around the country looking for the best desserts – and whoopie pies was one of his choices. I had never even HEARD of them before and I was so intrigued! So, this year I thought to give them a shot and found a whoopie pies recipe that wasn’t scary. LOL! Here we go!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup natural cocoa powder, such as Hershey’s or Scharffen Berger
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons fine salt
  • 18 large marshmallows, (not minis)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking sheet.

Microwave the semisweet chocolates and butter for about 2 minutes.

Stir, and if you need another few minutes – put it back in, but I didn’t.

Whisk the sugar, eggs and vanilla into the chocolate mixture until smooth.

Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until moistened. Switch to a rubber spatula and finish folding the batter together; take care not to over-mix.

Use a small cookie scoop or spoon to drop a heaping tablespoon. Make sure you give them room to grow because they really do! Bake until the cookies spring back when lightly touched, about 6 minutes.

Cool the cookies slightly. Transfer half of the cookies to a rack. Turn the remaining cookies on the pan over, so they lay flat side up.

Place a marshmallow on top of each flipped cookie and return pan to the oven. Cook just until the marshmallow begins to soften and puff, about 3 minutes. Cool marshmallow topped cookies slightly, about 2 minutes.

Top with the remaining cookies, pressing lightly to make sandwiches. Cool whoopee pies completely on wire racks. Serve.

Store in tightly sealed container for up to 1 week.

Thanks to the Food Network for the recipe!

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.