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Wickedly Good Whoopie Pies

Wickedly Good Whoopie Pies. These delightful treats are a nostalgic nod to classic baking, with a modern twist that makes them irresistible. Soft, cakey cookies sandwich a luscious, creamy filling, creating a dessert that’s pure bliss in every bite. Perfect for parties, picnics, or just because, these whoopie pies will quickly become your go-to sweet treat.

Imagine biting into a soft, pillowy chocolate cake that gives way to a rich, sweet cream filling. That’s the magic of a whoopie pie. Legend has it that these treats were first made by Amish women, who would bake them using leftover cake batter and filling. When farmers found them in their lunch pails, they would shout, “Whoopie!” And honestly, who wouldn’t? These delightful hand-held desserts are perfect for sharing, gifting, or enjoying all to yourself.

What makes this recipe wickedly good is the perfect balance of textures and flavors. The cookies are tender and moist, while the filling is smooth and just sweet enough. Plus, they’re incredibly versatile—change up the fillings and flavors to suit your mood or the season. Let’s get baking and bring a little whoopie to your day!

Recipe Summary

Wickedly Good Whoopie Pies are soft, cakey chocolate cookies filled with a luscious cream filling. Perfect for any occasion, these treats are a nostalgic delight with a modern twist, balancing tender cookies with a smooth, sweet filling.

Exciting Story

Last Halloween, my kids wanted to bring a treat to school that was both spooky and delicious. I remembered my grandmother’s whoopie pies and decided to give them a Halloween makeover. We dyed the filling orange and added some candy eyes, turning them into little monster pies. The kids loved them, and so did their friends. Now, whoopie pies are a family tradition for every special occasion, with different themes and flavors to match the celebration.

Why These Wickedly Good Whoopie Pies?

Selling Points:

  • Soft and Cakey: The perfect texture for a delightful bite.
  • Creamy Filling: A rich, smooth filling that complements the cookies perfectly.
  • Versatile: Easy to customize with different flavors and decorations.

Ingredients

For the Cookies:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make Wickedly Good Whoopie Pies

1. Prepare the Cookies:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, mix buttermilk and vanilla extract.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat until well combined.
  • Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk mixture to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  • Drop tablespoon-sized scoops of batter onto prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.

2. Bake the Cookies:

  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are set and spring back when lightly touched. Let them cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

3. Make the Filling:

  • In a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. Add marshmallow creme and vanilla extract, and beat until well combined.

4. Assemble the Whoopie Pies:

  • Pair up the cookies by size. Spread or pipe a generous amount of filling on the flat side of one cookie. Top with the second cookie to make a sandwich.
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