I've been hit with the "cookie dough" recipe bug after doing some researching for a birthday order I had this week. Mmm, and if you love cookie dough, their are some recipes out there that are right up your alley!
That's some cookie dough eye-candy right there!
But if you're wanting to eat on some cookie dough, these whoopie pies may not be for you. These are cookie dough-esque. Inspired by cookie dough....On-the-go cookie dough...
You get the picture! With a cake batter chocolate topping, and a cookie dough-like frosting squeezed between two fluffy chocolate cakes...what's not to love?!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies
recipe from Making Whoopies
- 1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
- 1 c. light brown sugar, packed
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1/2 c. cocoa powder
- 1 c. buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a bowl of stand mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla until mixture is light and fluffy.
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together baking soda, salt, flour, and cocoa powder. With mixer on low, slowly alternate adding flour mix and buttermilk; beginning and ending with flour. Combine well after each addition.
Scoop, spoon, or pipe onto prepared cookie sheets. I use a #30 scoop. This makes 24 shells- 12 pies.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, (longer for bigger whoopies) the cakes should be firm, but spring back on top.
Let cool completely on wire racks before filling.
Brown Sugar Frosting
adapted from Annie's Eats
- 3 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
- 3 c. powdered sugar
- 1 c. flour
- 1 tsp. salt (scant; not quite a tsp. but larger than 3/4)
- 3 Tbsp. milk
- 2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until combined and creamy. With mixer on low, slowly add powdered sugar. Beat until combined-scrape down bowl. Continue on low, add flour and salt, increase speed to medium-high (mixture will be thick). On low, slowly add milk and vanilla, increase speed to medium-high and beat until fluffy. Scrape down the bowl as needed, and then beat on high again to get a smooth, fluffy frosting.
Pipe, scoop, or spread a generous amount of frosting on cooled whoopie shells.
- Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Pick up a filled whoopie, and sprinkle chips on the frosting seam. Gently pressing them in as you go around the whoopie.
Cake Batter Chocolate
adapted from How Sweet It Is
- 6 oz. white chocolate ( I use Callebaut)
- 2 rounded tsp. butter golden cake mix (or yellow)
Make sure your chocolate is chopped or in small pieces. Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring after each time to ensure that you don't overheat your chocolate. Repeat until chocolate in smooth and creamy.
Sprinkle cake mix over melted chocolate and stir thoroughly, taking care not to have large lumps of cake mix.
Spoon approx. a Tbsp. amount on top of whoopie pie and use an offset spatula to smooth over. Sprinkle topping with mini chocolate chips.
Make sure chocolate is set before serving! Enjoy!
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