6. Peppermint Whoopie Pie...

Peppermint Whoopie Pie...

Whoopie pies and macarons have become very popular sandwich cookies that can be filled with everything from raspberry jam to well peppermint buttercream.

Turn this childhood favorite into a peppermint recipe with ingredients like peppermint extract and crushed candy canes to make the perfect treat from your past into a new favorite.

Recipe Ingredients:

For the Cakes:

• 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour

• 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

• 1½ teaspoons baking soda

• ½ teaspoon salt

• 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

• 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening

• 1 cup dark brown sugar

• 1 egg

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 1 cup milk

For the Filling (Peppermint Buttercream):

• 2 cups powdered sugar

• 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

• 3 tablespoons heavy cream

• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

• ½ teaspoon peppermint extract

• ½ teaspoon salt

• Crushed candy canes, to garnish


Make the Cake: Preheat Oven to 375 Degrees F. Line Two Baking Sheets with Parchment Paper