Everyone loves cookies, especially during the holidays! I always have my stack (growing bigger each year) of my favorite cookie books ready to go.
This year, I added a few more to the collection. The recipe for classic Chocolate Whoopie Pies that I will be sharing today comes from the Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook by Miranda Couse of the blog, Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt.
Miranda’s book contains 160 (!!) cookie recipes, now that’s a lot of yummy cookies! This book has every type of cookie you could think of and plenty more unique cookies. From drop cookies to rolled cookies to shaped cookies and more, this cookie book definitely has something for everyone!
I can’t wait for the rest of the holiday season, since that means I can make as many cookies as I want (although no excuse is needed!).
Do you want a copy of the Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook? Then you are in luck! I will be giving away a copy of this cookbook.
All you have to do to enter is let me know what your favorite holiday dessert is, in the comments below. This giveaway runs until Wednesday, November 22 at midnight. I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
Who is up for more cookies? I have listed some of my holiday favorites below!
- Festive Holiday Spritz Cookies
- Soft & Chewy 7 Layer Bar Cookies
- Cookie Butter White Chocolate Chip Cookies
These whoopie pies combine a rich chocolate cookie with a whipped vanilla frosting. They are similar to traditional chocolate whoopie pies, which are even better when they are homemade!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup (1 and 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup (t stick) unsalted butter , room temperature
- 2 cups confectioner's sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium mixing bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed or a wooden spoon, beat together the butter and both sugars until light and creamy. This will take about 3 minutes if using an electric mixer or 5 to 6 minutes if creaming by hand. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat to combine. Add the buttermilk and dry ingredients in alternating batches beating on low speed or by hand until incorporated.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. LIne a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Using a medium (1 and 1/2 tablespoon) cookie scoop, scoop the dough into balls and drop them 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
Bake for 13 to 14 minutes, until the tops are slightly cracked.
Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium or a wooden spoon, beat together the butter, confectioner's sugar, milk, and vanilla until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.
Transfer the filling to a resealable plastic bag and snip off one corner of the bag. Once the cookies are completely cooled, pipe a swirl on the bottom (flat) side of half of the whoopie pies. Add the top cookies, flat-side down, and gently press together.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a complimentary copy of the Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook. All opinions are my own and I only share products that I love and use myself.