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Whoopie Pies…Version 2

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I’ve been making whoopie pies ever since I saw them featured on the Martha Stewart Show a few years back. That version requires muffin top pans, produces moist and cake-like pies which are filled with a delightfully decadent marshmallow cream based icing. When I won a blog give away on Wendy’s Blog, The Weekend Gourmet, I was thrilled to receive a chocolate cookbook and two bars of chocolate from Green and Black’s. There are numerous recipes I want to try, but first up were their whoopee pies.

 

These don’t need any special equipment, are more the consistency of cookies and are smaller as my teenager immediately pointed out. They were a snap to make, and tasted better the second day. The consensus was that these weren’t quite as good as the Martha recipe, but they still disappeared quickly! I bet if I used the other filling, they would have received even more exuberant praise. Thanks so much, Wendy…next up from this cookbook will be marbled mousse.
 
Whoopie Pies…adapted from Green & Black’s Ultimate Chocolate Recipes The New Collection
 
9 tablespoons butter
5 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
 
Filling:
3 1/2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
 
Preheat oven to 350º. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
 
Melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave, using 30 second increments, and stirring each time until smooth and melted. Allow to cool slightly.
 
Beat sugar, eggs, and vanilla in mixing bowl till light and fluffy, about three minutes. Fold in chocolate mixture.
 
Sift flour, cocoa and baking powder and fold into chocolate mixture.
 
Place tablespoons of dough on prepared baking sheets, and bake for 10-12 minutes. Should make 20-22 halves. Allow to cool before filling.
 
To make filling, beat all ingredients together till well combined. Use about 2 teaspoons of filling between flat sides of two whoopie cookies.
 
Makes 10-11 whoopie pies.
 
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39 comments on “Whoopie Pies…Version 2”

  1. Very nice they look delish only have ever made pumpkin will have to try these

  2. Love these! They are on my baking list this week!

  3. Yummmmmmmmm………

  4. These look great! They wouldn’t last long in my house!

  5. These pies are so cute! I love this technique, too. I will definitely give it a try 🙂
    Tes
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  6. I have never had a homemade whoopie pie! These look great!

  7. I’ve never had whoopie pies (or macaroons) two very popular food blog items-maybe this post will be the inspiration I need to make it happen. 🙂

  8. Your chocolate whoopie pies look excellent, would sure love to try one!

  9. Very cute! I had never heard of whoopie pies until 3 years ago when we went to New England on a vacation. Congrats on the new cook book!

  10. I love stuff like this – but only homemade. This looks amazing.

  11. I dont think these will make me skinny but I dont mind anyway…they look so good and a winner to me.Thanks for sharing

  12. They look so tasty. I am sure my kids will love them. I will try this recipe soon!

  13. I’ve never had one and now am compelled to. The photos draw me in.

  14. These are such cute treats and I know my itty bitty and guy would love these. They look so delicious. Yummy! I also wanted to invite you to check out a giveaway on my blog for a 12 pack of Element Bars. Check it out here: http://imapretendchef.blogspot.com/2011/05/element-bars-giveaway.html

  15. The fact that they are smaller just means that you can hold more in your hand while popping in your mouth. Still, I’m a whoopie pie virgin…go figure?! Your’s look wonderful

  16. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the cookbook…it’s so hard to pick a recipe to feature. I loved the brownies I made, but also want to make that marbled mousse and the strawberry-white choc cheesecake. Thanks for sharing, and for linking to my blog!!

  17. i haven’t made whoopie pies, either, but now I must try. So many recipes, so little time!

    Congrats on winning the blog giveaway! I won of Wendy’s blog giveaways, too. Aren’t we lucky?

  18. They look so yummy! My son would love these.

    http://www.alittlenosh.net

  19. These whoopie pies looks incredible, Lizzy! I’ve always wanted to make my own…will be definately saving this!

    Hugs & Happy Blessings,
    Tammy

  20. I’m a sucker for whoopie pies but I’ve never made them! Now you’ve made me really want to!

  21. I never tried whoopie pies…the first impression? Irresistible 🙂

  22. It’s hard to measure up to Martha..lol. The pies look gorgeous though!!

  23. I’ve never made whoopie pies, can you believe that ? Yours looks absolutely perfect and I would love a few right now. I can also picture a summer version with vanilla ice cream in the center, yum 🙂

  24. Once again, your photo’s are gorgeous! I think I would actually prefer this filling and no doubt
    they would disappear quickly in our house!

  25. These look so great, I have never made them but your recipe looks wonderful!

  26. Wow look at those tiny little cutie whoopie pies!! I wish I can have a piece but just 10 pieces per batch. It’s going to be VERY tough for me not to finish it all at once. I’m serious about that. 🙂

  27. Such a beautiful crackle on them!

  28. These look soo deliciious! I’ve been wanting to make whoopie pies for a while… they just look so fun!

  29. Wow, they look sooo good….especially that yummy filling!

  30. Your whoopie pies are gorgeous! I have to admit that I’ve never made any or eaten any. But, I do have a few recipes for them. You’ve inspired me. Thank you for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  31. They look incredible! I love the crackly outside– almost like a brownie!

  32. Yum! These look awesome. I’m trying to do my link party again this week and would love it if you’d link up one of your amazing recipes.

    http://pinchofthisthatandtheother.blogspot.com/2011/05/whisking-wednesdays-3.html

  33. Oh…my…god! These look AMAZING. I want. NOW! 🙂 Thanks for commenting over on my blog, am adding you to my reader right now!

  34. They look great!!

  35. Your whoopie pies look wonderful. Green and Black’s chocolate is so delicious, it is a fabulous ingredient for baking. I like that it is organic too. Love your photographs – my mouth is seriously watering! Thank you for sharing a lovely recipe with the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop.

  36. Just wanted to thank you for linking up on my Whisking Wednesdays link party last week and hope to see you again this week!

    http://pinchofthisthatandtheother.blogspot.com/2011/05/whisking-wednesdays-4.html

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