Chocolate Whoopie Pies

This is a sponsored post for McCormick. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Chocolate whoopie pies sandwiched with a sweet marshmallow filling. They’re like little hand-held cakes. Soft and moist, they have just the right amount of chocolate flavor with fluffy, sticky-sweet centers holding them together.

With a little help from McCormick food colors these everyday treats are all gussied up for Halloween.

A few drops of black food color tint the cakes a perfect shade of spooky. Since they’re already a dark chocolate color it doesn’t take much to darken them to black. It makes the trio of purple, orange and green Halloween colored fillings stand out better. I colored them with the assorted food colors but McCormick also makes neon colors for brighter, vivid shades.

If you never used food colors before don’t be intimidated! They’re easy to mix in by hand and the box has a chart of colors with the precise number of drops to achieve your desired color, plus I’ve included them at the bottom of the recipe below.

For a finishing touch you can roll them in colored sprinkles, chopped up candy or nuts.

Trick or treat.

Whoopie Pies

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes

Yield: about 14 whoopie pies

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Chocolate whoopie pies sandwiched with a sweet marshmallow filling. They're like little hand-held cakes. Soft and moist, they have just the right amount of chocolate flavor with fluffy, sticky-sweet centers holding them together.

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 + 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon McCormick® vanilla extract
1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
Filling:
1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter, softened
1 + 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow cream
1 teaspoon McCormick® vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt together. In a separate small bowl mix buttermilk and vanilla together.
  3. In a large bowl beat butter and brown sugar together on medium speed until light and fluffy 2 - 3 minutes. Beat in the egg.
  4. Add flour mixture in 3 additions alternating with the buttermilk, beating on low speed after each addition until smooth and scraping down sides of bowl occasionally.
  5. To make the cookies spoon 2 level tablespoons of batter about 2 inches apart onto the baking sheets. Bake 9 minutes or until cookies are puffed and spring back when touched. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes then remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. To make the filling beat the butter 2 minutes on medium until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar and beat 2 minutes. Add vanilla and marshmallow cream, beat 5 minutes on medium until light and fluffy.
  7. If the mixture seems too thin refrigerate a few minutes to allow it to set up. To assemble the cookies place 2 tablespoons on the middle of a cookie and top with a second cookie pressing gently to spread the filling.
  8. Repeat until all the cookies are filled. You can roll the edges in sprinkles or chopped nuts if you like.
  9. Store between layers of wax paper in airtight container in refrigerator up to 5 days.
  10. For Halloween colors:
    Add up to 3 tablespoons McCormick® black food color to the batter, stirring in one at a time until you reach the right shade.
    Divide the filling among three small bowls. For orange: mix in 8 drops yellow + 3 red. For purple: mix in 8 red + 6 blue. For green: 3 green + 1 yellow.

Notes:

Adapted from McCormick

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Check out these Halloween recipes from McCormick.

This is a sponsored post for McCormick. All thoughts and opinion are my own.

Comments

  1. BeadedTail says

    I’ve never had a whoopie pie before but these look tasty and fun!

    Moon, hope you weren’t scairt yesterday for Halloween! I don’t like the doorbell so I’m glad it’s over. My sisfur isn’t scairt of anything. She’s weird. Love and purrs, Angel
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  2. Doris says

    Hello Reeni!
    I have a birthday coming up next week and instead of making my cake(I usually do a carrot or cheesecake) I think I will do these instead. Love marshmallow and chocolate together—if you ever had a Mallowmar cookie, you know what they are! Happy weekend dear!

    • Reeni says

      Hi Doris! I do know Mallomars! Mom loves them – I’ve been meaning to make some homemade ones. I hope you enjoy these – have a wonderful birthday and rest of your weekend! Thanks for dropping by! xoxo

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