Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Whooppie Pie's
w/ Pumpkin Cream Cheese Filling
|look at the lil devil! he wasn't loving the costume|
Happy Halloween! Who doesn't love this holiday?! Seriously I don't know anyone, and if they don't well then they have yet to overdose on candy, wear as little clothes as possible and call it a costume, or be scared out of their pants. They just don't know what they are missing. And how can you hate those classic "Horror" films? I cannot get enough of them.
So in spirit of this haunted holiday I wanted to make something that would be just as great as any piece of trick or treating candy. I found this recipe over at one of my favorite blogs, SugarPlum, and made them literally right after I read the post. I have to admit I lost a few whoopie pies because I didn't remember to spray the cookie sheet with non stick spray, so I lost about 4 whoppie pies but I still ended up with about 10 even though her recipe said I would only get ten whoppie pies total.
I bet you if Micheal Myers showed up to my door I could distract him with these. We could both sit down with a big glass of milk and our whoopie pies and watch the endless marathon of Halloween movies.
If you are at home handing out Halloween Candy to Trick-or-Treater's these are also a great snack for you. It will keep you from eating straight from the candy bowl :).
Anyways these are delicious. Super light and fluffy with a delicious sweet filling with a great hint of cinnamon. And again, my sister still has my camera so since I'm cool now and have an IPhone I downloaded a pretty cool app that lets me edit my pictures to look all vintage-ie.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 oz dark chocolate, chopped finely (optional)
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Heat oven to 400 degrees and spray cookie sheets with non stick spray.
- Using a sharp serrated knife finely chop the dark chocolate.
- In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and sugar until creamy.
- Add in egg, buttermilk and vanilla until combined.
- Add in the cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt until well combined.
- Reduce mixer speed to low; beat in flour until just combined.
- Fold in chopped dark chocolate.
- Drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheets.
- Bake 8 minutes or until set and slightly crisp and cool 2 minutes before transferring cookies to cooling racks.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter, pumpkin, confectioners' sugar, cinnamon and vanilla until well combined and creamy.
- Fill cookies with pumpkin filling by spooning filling onto the bottom side of one cookie and topping with another pressing down slightly.
|isn't she the absolute most adorable trick or treater, ever?!|