6 Mouthwatering Whoopie Pie Recipes

Chocolate Mint Whoopie PIesChocolate Mint Whoopie PIesWhoopie pies are not only fun to say but they're super fun to eat. These sweet treats are said to have originated from the Amish who would make them and pack them in lunches. The lucky lunch recipients would shout "Whoopie" when they opened their lunch saks ... or so the story goes. Today you can find whoopie pies in just about every boutique bakery across the country! These desserts are perfect for just about any occasion and the flavor possibilities are limitless! To help narrow it down, we've put together 6 mouthwatering whoopies for you to choose from:

1. Chocolate Mint Whoopie Pies
These big, cakey whoopie pies are sandwiched with fluffy, marshmallowy frosting and are predictably irresistible.

Ingredients:

Cookies
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla or mint extract
2 cups all-purpose flour (or half all-purpose, half whole wheat)
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Filling
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. light or golden corn syrup or honey
2 Tbsp. cup water
1 large egg white
1 tsp. mint extract
a few drops of green food coloring

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Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar for a minute or so, until well combined. It will have the consistency of wet sand. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa and salt. In a small bowl, stir the baking soda into 1/2 cup very hot water until dissolved.

3. With the mixer on low or stirring by hand, add about a third of the dry ingredients, then half the buttermilk and half the baking soda mixture, mixing each time just until blended. Repeat with another third of the dry ingredients, the rest of the buttermilk and baking soda mixture, and then the rest of the dry ingredients, mixing each time just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. The batter will be quite wet, almost like cake batter. (You want them to be cakey and soft, so that the filling doesn't squish out the end when you bite into it.)

4. Drop large, round spoonfuls of batter 2" apart on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the tops no longer appear wet and just spring back when lightly touched. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

5. To make the filling, in the top of a double boiler or in a clean stainless steel bowl set over a pot of simmering water, combine the sugar, corn syrup, water, and egg white. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed for about 7 minutes, until it stands in billowy peaks. Remove it from the heat and beat in the mint extract and green food coloring.

6. When completely cool, spread the bottom of one cookie with filling, then sandwich with a second cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies and cream. Store extras individually wrapped in plastic wrap. Makes 1 dozen pies or 2 dozen cookies.


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2. Nutella Graham Cracker Whoopie Pies
Graham Crackers and Nutella come together to make whoopie...pies!
Make Nutella graham cracker whoopie pies


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3. Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
A new take on the classic gingerbread cookie, these whoopie pies are the perfect treat on a cold winter night when paired with a steaming cup of mint tea!
Make gingerbread whoopie pies

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4. Whoopie Pies with Raspberries
Raspberries and lemon scented cream ... an unusual flavor combination that works! Go ahead and try it for yourself.
Make whoopie pies with raspberries


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5. Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
What's a whoopie pie round-up without a rich, red velvet recipe?!
Make red velvet whoopie pies


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6. Mango Whoopie Pies
These fruity spiced whoopie pies have been morphed with s'mores, using toasted marshmallows in place of the typical whoopie filling. Just brilliant!
Make mango whoopie pies

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