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Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Relish the marshmallow filling between these sandwich-style drop cookies – a delicious treat!

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  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 18
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1
cup milk
2
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1 1/2
teaspoons baking soda
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt

Filling

3
cups powdered sugar
1
jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme
6
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
6
tablespoons shortening
5
to 6 teaspoons milk
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
6
drops red food color, if desired

Decoration

Crushed candy canes or other candies, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheets with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the egg with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Stir in 1 cup milk (mixture will look curdled). Stir in remaining cookie ingredients.
  • 2 Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges appear set. Cool 1 minute; remove cookies to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat all filling ingredients on medium speed about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Place flat sides of 2 cookies together with 2 tablespoons filling, sandwich-style. Sprinkle edges of filling with crushed candy. Store in tightly covered container.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheets with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the egg with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Stir in 1 cup milk (mixture will look curdled). Stir in remaining cookie ingredients.
  • 2 Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges appear set. Cool 1 minute; remove cookies to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat all filling ingredients on medium speed about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Place flat sides of 2 cookies together with 2 tablespoons filling, sandwich-style. Sprinkle edges of filling with crushed candy. Store in tightly covered container.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

The irrepressible gooey-filled sandwich cookies with the whimsical name, Whoopie Pies are impossible to resist! Freeze sandwich cookies on a cookie sheet, then wrap individually in plastic wrap and toss into a resealable plastic freezer bag--they taste great straight from the freezer!

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich Cookie
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
29g
29%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.