Soft cake-like cookies sandwich together a light and fluffy peppermint filling in these Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies! Perfect for your holiday baking!Is anyone else excited for baking season? I absolutely love this time of year for so many reasons – the lights, the decorations, the parties, and of course the baking! There’s nothing I love to do more on the day of the first snowfall than to get in my cozy clothes, turn on some Christmas music (don’t hate me for loving Mariah Carey), and whip up some cookies.
I definitely have a list of the things I try to make every year like my perfectly chewy sugar cookies, ginger molasses sandwich cookies, saltine toffee, and the peanut butter kiss cookies, but I also save some butter for new recipes, too!
One of my favorite flavor combinations around the holidays is peppermint and chocolate. Enter: Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies.
While there are lots of recipes called “whoopie pies” with chewy cookies, whoopie pies are traditionally soft, cake-like cookies filled with a fluffy filling. This recipe definitely is more on the traditional side as I made a chocolate cookie that is very cake-like.
In between the two soft cookies, I slathered a sizable about of peppermint filling. To me, the more frosting, the better. These whoopie pies are essentially a meal in itself so bring. on. the. frosting. Come to think of it, they’re almost like a individual cakes with the frosting on the inside. A hand-held cake! What more could you want?
A couple of notes about these cookies. Since the cookies are soft, they don’t do well stacked on each other. So I wouldn’t recommend stacking them in Tupperware containers unless you want them sticking to each other. Which I doubt you do.
I would also recommend storing them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container.
So what’s on your baking list this holiday season? Maybe these chocolate peppermint whoopie pies? They would be the star of any holiday cookie platter!