Saturday, July 30, 2011

CHOCOLATE CHIP-PEANUT BUTTER WHOOPIE PIES

1 pkg (12-oz) chocolate chips
2 tbsp milk
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup baking cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
Filling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Measure out 1/4 cup of the chocolae chips and set aside.

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine 1 cup of the chocolate pieces and the 2 tablespoons of milk. Microwave on medium power for a minute or so until melted; stir once to blend and set aside.

In mixer bowl, beat the butter and peanut butter with electric mixer until combined. Add sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; beat to combine. Add eggs, the half cup of milk, vanilla extract, and the melted chocolate. Beat mixture until combined. Beat in the cocoa and flours until combined. Stir in the rest of the chocolate chips.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle the reserved chocolate chips over the cookies. Bake 9 minutes or until the tops are set; do not overbake. Allow to cool on the cookie sheets for 1 minute then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

To assemble, spread filling on the flat side of half the cookies then top with the other half of cookies.

FILLING:
1 cup softened butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup marshmallow cream
2 cups powdered sugar

Combine the ingredients in a bowl and beat with electric mixer until combined. Add up to 2 tablespoons milk to thin to spreading consistency, if needed. Use to fill the cookies above.

2 comments:

  1. Can you substitute wheat flour for all purpose flour?

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  2. Yes, you can make that change. However, you will probably have an unsatisfactory product. I would suggest reversing the flours using 2 cups whole-wheat and 1 cup all-purpose flours. To use only the 'wheat' will give you a flatter, denser product. You can also get a decent product by using cake flour instead of the all-purpose. That works good with the whole-wheat. Good luck and don't be afraid to experiment.

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