Recipe courtesy of Sybil Dessau
Holiday Whoopie Pies
Total:
1 hr 40 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
2 dozen
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 40 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
2 dozen
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Whoopie Pies:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons roasted ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried mustard powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sorghum molasses
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
Frosting:
  • 1 pound cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, salt, mustard powders, pepper and nutmeg in a large bowl. Beat the butter and sugar in a separate bowl with an electric mixer on high until light and fluffy. Add the molasses, vanilla and egg and mix on low to completely combine. Stir in the flour mixture and scrape the bottom of the bowl to release any floury bits. Stir together. 

Divide the batter into four smaller pieces, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until completely firm, about 1 hour. 

Shape the dough into balls using a heaping tablespoon of dough for each. Place them on cookie sheets leaving 2 inches between each. Bake until set and puffed, 8 to 10 minutes. 

While the cookies bake, beat together the cream cheese, butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Taste and add more sugar if desired to your desired sweetness. 

Cool the cookies completely on a wire rack. When cool, flip half of them over. Divide the frosting evenly among half the whoopie pies. Sandwich together with the other halves. Store at room temperature for up to 1 day or in the fridge, in layers divided by wax paper, for up to 5 days.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Whoopie Pies

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes|Chuck Hughes

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Recipe courtesy of Emily Isaac

Freezy-Cool Banana Whoopie Pies

Recipe courtesy of Hungry Girl

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

UpRooted

7am | 6c

UpRooted

7:30am | 6:30c

UpRooted

8am | 7c

UpRooted

8:30am | 7:30c

UpRooted

9am | 8c

UpRooted

9:30am | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10am | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Cheap Eats

11am | 10c

Cheap Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Cheap Eats

12pm | 11c

Cheap Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Cheap Eats

1pm | 12c

Cheap Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Donut Showdown

2:30pm | 1:30c

Donut Showdown

3:30pm | 2:30c

Donut Showdown

4:30pm | 3:30c

Sugar Showdown

5:30pm | 4:30c

Cupcake Showdown

6:30pm | 5:30c
7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight
8pm | 7c
9pm | 8c

Cake Hunters

10pm | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c
12am | 11c
1am | 12c

Cake Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here