Sunday, May 13, 2012

Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies

Whoopie pies, round two! This time I decided to use chocolate chip cookies. I took one of my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes and combined it with the frosting recipe from my "Mix-Matched Sprinkle Whoopie Pies". I'm not going to lie, I did good. Whoopie pies make me happy. Try to eat one and not feel like a kid again. I keep finding myself eating these, followed by an overwhelming feeling of guilt for doing so. I really need to stop, or get them out of this house. Real world problems going on here, don't you agree? Looks like meals consisting of water and air for this girl tomorrow.

Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies

3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened 
3/4 c. brown sugar 
1/4 c. granulated sugar 
1 egg 
2 tsp. vanilla extract 
2 c. all purpose flour 
2 tsp. cornstarch 
1 tsp. baking soda 
1/2 tsp. salt 
1 c. bittersweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy and light in color. Add egg and vanilla and blend in. Mix in flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chunks.

Using a standard-sized cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop dough onto a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges.  (The tops will not brown, but do NOT cook longer than ten minutes.)

Let cool, on the sheet, on a wire rack for five minutes.  Remove from baking sheet and let cool completely. Frost cookies (recipe as follows).

1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
2 sticks cold butter, chopped into small cubes
2 tablespoons sprinkles (I used the long, brown ones)

Beat the cream and vanilla until slightly thickened. Beat in the powdered sugar until thick and smooth. Beat in about one fourth of the cold butter cubes at a time on high speed. Beat for about 10 minutes on high speed in your stand mixer until smooth. Don't be afraid if it looks weird at first. Just keep beating! Fold in the sprinkles. Use to fill cooled cookies.

Recipes courtesy of Apple a Day and Yammie's Noshery.


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