The ladies in my church got together yesterday for a day of crafting. Everyone was asked to bring either a soup or a plate of cookies. I chose the latter and whipped up a batch of these yummy Buckeye Whoopie Pies. A Whoopie Pie is actually not a pie at all. It's two fluffy soft cookies sandwiched together with a filling. If you're a lover of chocolate and peanut butter, you'll love these.
Begin by adding 1 cup of softened butter into a microwave safe bowl.
Add 2 tablespoons of shortening.
Microwave on high until melted. This took my microwave about 1 minute.
To the melted butter add 1 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup peanut butter
and 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
Mix until smooth. Set aside to cool.
In another bowl, add 3 eggs
and 2-1/2 cups sugar. Beat until the mixture turns a nice yellow color.
Beat in the chocolate mixture
and 2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
Add 3 cups of flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Mix well. You're dough will look like this.
Place rounded teaspoonful of dough 2-inches apart on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes or until the surface of the cookies begin to crack.
Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire rack.
For the filling:
Add 1/4 cup softened butter to a large mixing bowl.
Add 1 cup peanut butter (I used chunky)
and beat until smooth.
Add 1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
and 5-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
Beat until well blended.
Spread a heaping teaspoonful onto the bottom of a cookie.
top with remaining cookie.
Buckeye Whoopie Pies
1 cup butter
2 tablespoons shortening
1 cup cocoa
½ cup chocolate syrup
¼ cup smooth peanut butter
2-1/2 cups sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter and shortening. Remove from heat; sit in cocoa, chocolate syrup, and peanut butter until smooth. Allow to cool.
In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until a light lemon color. Beat in the chocolate mixture and vanilla. Add the flour, baking soda and salt to creamed mixture. Place rounded teaspoonful 2-in apart on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 7- 9 minutes or until surface just begins to crack. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter (I used chunky)
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
In a mixing bowl, beat butter and peanut butter until smooth. Beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating until blended. Spread on the bottom half of the cookies; top with remaining cookie.