Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Whipped Filling - Delicious Christmas inspired chocolate sandwich cookies filled with a whipped peppermint filling and rolled in crushed peppermint candy canes Perfect dessert to serve for the holidays.
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Chocolate Whoopie Pies Peppermint Whipped Filling

Delicious Christmas inspired chocolate sandwich cookies filled with a whipped peppermint filling and rolled in crushed peppermint candy canes Perfect dessert to serve for the holidays.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Melanie Kathryn - Gather for Bread

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup hot water

For peppermint filling:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 ounces peppermint candies or candy canes crushed

Instructions

For whoopie pies:

  • Cream butter until pale yellow and light. Add sugar, beat until light and fluffy. Then add egg, mixing well. Add vanilla and mix well.
  • Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt. Add to creamed butter mixture in thirds, alternating with sour cream and hot water, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. lightly oil baking sheets and drop by tablespoons onto sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow cookies to cool on baking racks.

For peppermint filling:

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add in powdered sugar. Mix in half and half. Add in peppermint extract and continue to beat on medium until smooth and creamy, about 4 minutes.

To arrange whoopie pies:

  • Slather filling between two cookies. Press together lightly. Roll in crushed peppermint.