Holiday Peppermint Whoopie Pies


Stop everything you’re doing and check out this delicious recipe! These easy-to-make whoopi pies are great for your holiday parties and great for the kids to help mom and dad in the kitchen with! Happy Eating!

preparation

preparation Time
20 mins

cook Time
8 mins

servings
24

calories
115 per serving

ingredients

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softend
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 small jar marshmallow fluff
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • red food coloring
  • green food coloring
  • crushed peppermint candies

directions

For the whoopi pies:

Have a big person heat the oven to 375F. Ask your big helper to cut parchment paper to the size of a cookie sheet. Then you fit the paper on top of the cookie sheet. Set those off to the side because now it's time to get messy! With the help of a big person, measure out all the ingredients first. Then take the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt and dump it into a big round plastic bowl. *Just make sure you don't get flour all over the counter because it's meant to go in your belly when the cookies are baked silly! Now here comes the fun part...mix together butter, sugar and brown sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. * Make sure your big helper is standing with you as you pour all the ingredients into the mixing bowl okay? Then it's very important to turn the Kenmore stand mixer off so you can add the egg and vanilla. Slowly turn back on the stand mixer and continue beating until well mixed and make sure to keep your hands away from the mixer. This would be a good time to sing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer now! Now here is where your big helper should take over because you are still singing.. reduce speed to low; add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Okay..now you can help again! Grab a big spoon and take a scoop of the cookie batter out of the bowl and drop it onto the cookie sheet. Make sure they don't touch each other or else you would just bake a cake silly! Ask your big helper to put the cookies into the oven for you and bake them for 7 to 8 minutes or until tops are just set. (DO NOT OVER BAKE.) Your big helper should remove them from the oven because they are very hot. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; move entire sheet of parchment with cookies to wire cooling rack. Cool completely.

For the filling:

This is where we make the super-yummy filling for the whoopi pies so get ready. Oh yeah, you are going to have to wash out the bowl that we made the cookie batter in and this will make your big helper smile because you are helping with the dishes! Once the bowl is ready, you can put the butter and marshmallow crme in large bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add powdered sugar, and peppermint extract. Beat until light and fluffy. Divide the frosting into 2 separate portions and turn one batch red and the other green by using a couple drops in each bowl. Make sure to lick the spatula. It's in the recipe so it's ok to do it because I said so Spread 2 teaspoons filling onto bottom-side of half of cookies. Top each with second cookie, bottom-side down; press together slightly. Then ask your big helper to put a bunch of peppermint candy into a resealable bag and take a rolling pin and whack the bag until all the pieces are smashed and in little pieces. Then roll the whoopi pies on their side into the crushed peppermints so they stick to the frosting. Now you are all finished and the whoopi pies are ready to eat! They taste so delicious served with a big glass of milk and you can even save a couple for Santa because I know these are his personal favorites! Happy Eating!

recipe by

Kari K.


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Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.

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