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Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies with Vanilla Buttercream

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Homemade is always better than store-bought. With that in mind, Chef Michelle created these whoopie pies as an homage to one of her favorite cookies from childhood. Sweet and fluffy vanilla buttercream is sandwiched between two soft cake-like cookies for a dessert that stirs up all the good nostalgia.
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    By Chef Michelle

    By Chef Michelle

    Ingredients & Equipment

    What we send

    • unsalted butter
      • 4 tablespoons
      • unsalted butter
    • light brown sugar
      • 1 tablespoon
      • light brown sugar
    • granulated sugar
      • 3 tablespoons
      • granulated sugar
    • vanilla extract
      • 1/2 teaspoon
      • vanilla extract
    • + 1 tablespoon flour
      • 1/4 cup
      • + 1 tablespoon flour
    • cocoa powder
      • 2 tablespoons
      • cocoa powder
    • baking soda
      • 1/4 teaspoon
      • baking soda
    • powdered sugar
      • 1/3 cup
      • powdered sugar
    • parchment paper
      • 1
      • parchment paper

    What You’ll Need

    • baking sheet

    Cooking Steps

    1. Cream Butter and Sugar

      Cream Butter and Sugar

      Preheat oven to 350°F. Set aside butter to soften at room temperature for 5-10 minutes. Place ½ in a medium bowl. Add sugar mix and whisk until pale and fluffy. Separate 1 egg, reserving yolk.
    2. Make Cookie Dough

      Make Cookie Dough

      Add 1 egg yolk and ½ of vanilla extract to bowl with butter and stir to combine. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and a pinch salt and stir to combine.
    3. Form Cookies

      Form Cookies

      Divide cookie dough evenly and form into 12 balls, about 1-inch in diameter. Space about 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet and using the back of a spoon, flatten slightly.
    4. Bake Cookies

      Bake Cookies

      Transfer cookies to oven and bake until centers are set, about 7 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool completely, 5-10 minutes.
    5. Make Vanilla Buttercream

      Make Vanilla Buttercream

      While cookies cool, stir together powdered sugar, remaining butter, and remaining vanilla extract in a separate medium bowl until pale and fluffy.
    6. Assemble Whoopie Pies

      Assemble Whoopie Pies

      Spread about 1 teaspoon vanilla buttercream on flat sides of ½ of cooled cookies. Top with remaining cookies flat-side down. Enjoy as many whoopie pies as your heart desires. Store any leftovers refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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