Decadent chocolate mini cakes, sandwiched together with peppermint marshmallow buttercream and rolled in peppermint candy will have you singing the praisies of these Candy Cane Whoopie Pies!
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Put them together and it’s the ultimate dessert!
So, if you love peppermint, decadent and creamy sandwich cookies and the holidays, then you’re in for a real treat with these Candy Cane Whoopie Pies!
These Candy Cane Whoopie Pies are perfect for the holiday season.
They’re moist, filled with a delicious peppermint buttercream and the crunchy candy canes bring it all together.
INGREDIENTS FOR HOLIDAY WHOOPIE PIES
- unsalted butter, soften to room temperature
- granulated sugar
- vanilla extract
- All-Purpose Flour
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- espresso powder, optional
- baking powder
- baking soda
- teaspoon salt
INGREDIENTS FOR MARSHMALLOW BUTTERCREAM
- unsalted butter, soften to room temperature
- marshmallow fluff
- powdered sugar
HOW DO YOU MAKE PEPPERMINT WHOOPIE PIES?
In a large bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Into a mixing bowl beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Slowly add in the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk. Beat until combined.
Using a medium cookie scoop (1 1/2 tablespoons) place batter into wells of pan. Bake in oven for 8-9 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely.
STEPS TO MAKE PEPPERMINT MARSHMALLOW BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
Into the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl, beat cream butter on medium speed until creamy. Add marshmallow fluff.
Turn the mixer down to low and using 1 cup at a time, start to add your powdered sugar. Mix well in between. Add in milk and peppermint extract and beat until fluffy, about another minute.
When the whoopie pies are cooled, pipe the marshmallow buttercream onto the bottom of your whoopie pies and place on the top whoopie pie to create a sandwich. Roll into crushed candy canes.
HOW DO YOU STORE WHOOPIE PIES?
I recommend storing whoopie pies in the refrigerator, in an air tight container, because of the buttercream frosting.
Refrigerated whoopie pies will last up to 1 week.
CAN WHOOPIE PIES BE FROZEN?
Yes, you can freeze whoopie pies.
You can either freeze the individual cakes, without frosting, by wrapping tightly in saran wrap, then aluminum foil and placed into a zip top bag or air tight container Or you can assemble the whoopie pies, with the buttercream frosting, individually wrap in saran wrap and then foil and when frozen, store in freezer bags or an airtight containers.
Frozen whoopie pies will last in the freezer for up to 3 months.
MORE EASY WHOOPIE PIE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
I never thought I’d use this whoopie pie pan as much as I do. In addition to these recipes, I also use the pan to make egg patties for breakfast sandwiches. They fit perfectly on an English muffin.
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