Wow, this title is a mouth full but the “Whoopie Pie” is what I was eventually trying to get to. Besides a Little Debbie Oatmeal pie I’ve never had another version. I suppose I never felt the need to since they are so damn good! Even though I’m no Little Debbie, I must say my Whoopie Pies came out pretty darn good 😉 I don’t think you can go wrong when peanut butter is involved and you pair it with chocolate…ahhh, perfection! I took too different recipes to get the exact flavor I wanted. For the chocolate cookie pie I used a recipe from TreatsSF and for the Peanut Butter filling, I used a recipe from Williams-Sonoma. I think mine came out looking like little chocolate hamburgers but they are still delicious! These are a great dessert to indulge in and I hope you enjoy!
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup packed light brown sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened but still cool
1 large egg, room temperature
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk (make sure you shake it well before measuring)
For the Filling
4 Tbs. unsalted butter
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
For the cakes
1. Adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl.