I saw these on Pinterest the other day (if you haven’t checked out my Baking board, you should — and then proceed to drool–) and wanted to make them as soon as possible.
Luckily I was hosting a swap at my apartment yesterday (a bunch of my friends came over with things they don’t use or wear anymore — clothes, jewelry, books, DVDs, CDs,, etc.—you should have one, too, they’re amazing! We all walked away with so many new clothes — for free!), and thought these would be perfect for the occasion.
And they were a huge hit.
I mean, there’s not really any way you can resist two large chocolate cookies that hold hunks of sugary peanut butter betwixt them.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies (From Created by Diane)
Makes 12 whoopie pies
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- 1/2 cup oil
- 3 eggs
Peanut Butter Filling:
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 tbsp butter, softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tbsp milk
- Mix the cookie ingredients together in a large bowl. Roll the dough into 24 balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (12 on each sheet). Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, for 10-15 minutes until they are set and firm to the touch. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
- Meanwhile, make the peanut butter filling. Beat the peanut butter and butter together, then add the powdered sugar and milk — beat until creamy.
- Fill a plastic bag with the filling, snip off a corner of the bag, then pipe the filling onto a cookie and close with another. Or, spread generously onto the cookies with a knife.
My Two Cents: If you haven’t jumped on the cake/brownie-mix-in-cookie-form wagon yet, get on here.
Besides tasting wonderful (like you’re just eating giant bites of your favorite childhood birthday cake — with uh, peanut butter frosting — so really, better), these are incredibly easy to make. So few ingredients, so little mixing, no hassle — yet yields amazing results.
Plus, what a show-stopper! I’m definitely going to make these again and again :)