Holiday Whoopie Pies

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Servings: 18-21 servings
Difficulty: Easy

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For the Cookies:
3 cups sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 large eggs, room temperature
½ cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
6.5 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups milk

For the Filling:
1 1/2 cups butter
1 1/2cups vegetable shortening
9 cups confectioners’ sugar
4 cups marshmallow creme
4 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
½ teaspoon salt
1 lb hard peppermint candies





For the Cookies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line two half-sheet pans with Silpats or lightly grease.

In a large (at least 5 quart) bowl of stand mixer, cream sugar and butter with paddle attachment for 3-5 minutes.  Add eggs, beating well after each.  Add vegetable oil and vanilla and beat.

In a large separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together.

With mixer on very low speed, gradually add half of the dry ingredients to the egg mixture.  Blend well. With mixer running on low, add 1 1/2 cups of the milk.  Mix until blended.  Repeat with remaining dry ingredients and milk.

Using a standard 1/4-cup ice cream scoop,  place batter on baking sheets, spacing 2-3” apart.  Bake 12 minutes, rotating pans (move lower pan to top level and top level to lower level) after the first 6 minutes.  Remove cookies from oven and transfer to cooling racks.  Repeat with remaining batter. Don’t worry if some are a little cracked on the top – that’s normal!  Cool completely prior to filling.

For the Filling:
Combine first 7 ingredients in large bowl of mixer and beat until fluffy with paddle attachment.

Place peppermints in heavy plastic bag and crush with hammer or flat side of meat tenderizer.  Sift crushed mints through fine sieve to separate dust from bits of candy.  Fold ½ of candy bits plus “dust” into the filling.  Reserve other half of candy pieces for garnish.

To assemble:
Place a scoop of filling on the flat side of one cookie.  Place another cookie, flat side down on top, pressing down gently.  Roll edges of icing in remaining crushed peppermints.  Package immediately in clear cellophane bags and tie with ribbon.

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By Jerry King on December 21, 2012


I made this recipe for my family last Christmas and they loved it! Thank you so much!

By jalyn on December 10, 2012


awesome recipe i need some cake and cookies recipes using the creaming method plz and thank u p.s im 13

By Destiny Martin on September 22, 2012


I am a fan of your show i watch it every time it comes on you are awsome my grandmaw went to your restraunt in gorga she got me some of the coosies thay were cuite i was wondering if i can get a signed picture of you. sincerley:evhon pace

By evhon pace on October 24, 2011


These are amazing!!!

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