whoopie pies

For Halloween, I made these whoopie pies. I've eaten them before, but have never made them myself. I thought they would be a fun holiday treat for the husband and I, rather than pilfering the trick-or-treating candy.  

Whoopie Pies
from Martha Stewart

for the cookies: 

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt 
1 stick unsalted butter, softened 
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup applesauce 

Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl whisk the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg. With the mixer on low alternately add the applesauce and the flour mixture, beginning and ending with the flour. Mix until smooth. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Immediately move the cookies to a metal rack to cool. 

for the frosting: 

1 stick unsalted butter, softened 
1/2 t. vanilla 
1 cup powdered sugar 

Beat the butter and vanilla until smooth and light. Slowly add the powdered sugar, beating until smooth. 

When the cookies are cool, spread the frosting on and sandwich together. Let sit for 10-15 minutes to set. 



Natalie and Nathan said...

I will have to try these, they look yummy :D

Unknown said...

i made these today. the batter was REALLY sticky and i was worried but they came out great. instead of vanilla, i used peppermint extract in the filling and some green food coloring... very festive! thanks for the recipe!