Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mini Mint Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Perfect for a holiday party, these mini mint chocolate whoopie pies are a hit. The chewy cookie sandwiches are the perfect combination of mint and chocolate. They can be made the night before, too. Just be sure to refrigerate them overnight and let them warm up for an hour or so.
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 
Mint Filling
2 cups confectioners sugar sifted
4 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Green food coloring

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 tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets.
Bake 11-13 minutes. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
To make the filling, cream together butter and confectioner sugar. Add milk until filling is at the desired consistency. Stir in peppermint extract. Add green food coloring until the desired color is achieved. Spoon one tablespoon of filling onto a cookie and press another cookie on top to form the whoopie pie.
Yields 24 mini whoopie pies.

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