Sunday, October 17, 2010

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

I promise to refrain from cracking any jokes about the names of these pies.  Even though my corny, crazy self just wants to do a play on words.  I am keepin' it clean folks.

These amazing pies are so delicious.  People at the picnic I took them to kept referring to them as Oreo's.  Big Oreo's.  These are definitely more cakey but they got that chocolate and buttercream going on. Creamy, delicious, melt in your mouth, thing going on.

If you have not tried whoopie pies- I urge you to try them.  I think I need to make them again in pumpkin flavor.

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

1 cup cocoa powder
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
8 ounce butter, room temp
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 375F.  Line three cookie sheets with parchment paper.  If you have a pastry bag- this would be a great time to use it.  You will pipe these out like a mad person.  Easy peazy- no mess.  No spooning or scooping.  

Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl: cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour.

In a large bowl beat butter and sugar together for about five minutes.  It will be perfectly light and fluffy.  Next add eggs, one at a time, and then vanilla.  Mix half of the dry ingredients into the mixture, then the buttermilk and then the remainder of the dry ingredients.

Spoon mixture into piping bag and make 1 1/2 inch diameter circles on the parchment, leaving about 1 1/2 inches between each one. If you do not have a piping bag, spoon out the dough into circles.  Do not worry about peaks, they will smooth down as they bake.

Bake for about 8 tp 10 minutes depending on their size.  Let cool on racks.  Once cool you can pipe frosting on.

Any frosting will work but the best one is the marshmallow one which can be found here.  


elra said...

Oh goodness, this pies sounds really delicious Lori. I am quite tempted !

Mexico in my kitchen said...

My chocolate lovers at home will love these cookies. Now, you got me thinking in make some.


How To Be Perfect said...

Your whoopies look fantastic x

Murasaki Shikibu said...

They look great. Maybe it's time to use one of my plastic bags.

Lynda said...

These look addictive, as anything chocolate is to me. I must make these soon!

Joanne said...

I'll take a huge seriously stuffed oreo. Especially if it's cake-y. These look amazing.

Tracy said...

Those look wonderful. I've never made a whoopie pie but they've always been on my list.

Megan said...

Ohhh, they look delicious. Big Oreos? That's funny!

My silly self was thinking dirty thoughts, while waiting for the post to pull up. Were so immature. ;)

Anonymous said...

What a delicious little army of whoopie pies you have assembled here- They look perfect!

Anonymous said...

What a delicious little army of whoopie pies you have assembled here- They look perfect!

Barbara Bakes said...

I'm one of those people who hasn't tried whoopie pies. Sounds like I'd better get with it!

Amber said...
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Amber said...

Chocolat, mmmm. Whoopie pies, just the name is fun.
You seemed to enjoy the table setting posts I did the last 2 years. Although I didn't do a table this time I have began this years posts today and for a few days. Peek if you are interested again. There were some nice ideas.

kat said...

These seem to be the rage right now. I'm seeing a lot of pumpkin ones around here.

suzybel56 said...

Oh Boy!! These I have to try!!