I love whoopie pies, they definitely don’t get the love they deserve compared to the likes of cupcakes. They sit about halfway between a cookie and a cupcake and are dense and rich in flavour. Plus the icing sits between two pie halves, meaning no awkward jaw-unhinging maneuvers to try and fit all the icing in your mouth.
This recipe comes from Sorted Food, with some adaptations from me for appropriate Christmas flair.
- 140 g plain flour
- 40 g cocoa powder
- 1 tsp bicarb of soda
- 90 ml buttermilk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 80 g butter
- 140 g brown sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 handful mini marshmallows, halved
- 1 handful red and green M&Ms
- Red and green buttercream icing
- 1 handful extra marshmallows
PREHEAT THE OVEN
Preheat the oven to 200°C.
BEAT THE BUTTER & SUGAR
Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy, an electric whisk might be easier.
ADD THE WET INGREDIENTS
Pour in the beaten egg, vanilla extract and buttermilk slowly and continue to whisk hard.
FOLD IN THE DRY INGREDIENTS
Sieve in the dry ingredients and fold into the mixture gently until fully combined. Stir through the marshmallows and red and green M&Ms then scoop individual teaspoons
BAKE THE COOKIES
Full of the mixture onto a baking parchment lined tray, leaving plenty of space between each one for them to spread. Bake in the oven for 8 minutes then remove and leave to cool completely.
PIPE THE ICING BETWEEN TWO WHOOPIES
Create a small batch of buttercream icing (100g of butter, 1 – 3 cups of icing sugar depending on preferred consistency, 1 tsp flavouring of your choice) and pipe between two whoopie halves.
DUST WITH SUGAR & SERVE!
Dust with some icing sugar to decorate and get your friends and family to tuck in. Makes 12
Step 0.5 – Look up the recipe
Creaming butter and sugar.
Plus the dry ingredients.
Use a teaspoon to measure even lumps or a cookie scooper like I’ve used here.
Optional: taste batter.
I find they cook pretty well between 6 – 8 minutes, depending on your oven.
Swirled the green and red together for a festive look.
Add icing sugar.
Lots of love,
Mrs Greatnews xx