Monday, October 8, 2012

Peanut Butter Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Be sure to save some peanut butter cups this Halloween for a great addition to the filling of these peanut butter whoopie pies. These are delicious! I brought them to work, and people could not stop eating. The peanut butter cups add more chocolate flavor and a great texture. 

Chocolate Whoopie Pies
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/2 cup of cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla 
Peanut Butter Filling
1/3 cup butter softened
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons milk
20 mini peanut butter cups, chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add the egg and vanilla.
Gradually add in the flour mixture and buttermilk in stages, starting and ending with the flour.
Spoon dough onto baking sheets (size of the drops should be two tablespoons).
Bake 11-13 minutes. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
To make the filling, cream together butter and peanut butter. Add in confectioner's sugar. Add milk until filling is at the desired consistency. Stir in peanut butter cup pieces. Spoon one tablespoon of filling onto a cookie and press another cookie on top to form the whoopie pie.
Yields 12 whoopie pies.

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