When making these whoopie pies today, I realized that I didn't have any brown sugar.... One of the best pantry staples to have on hand is molasses. Everybody has sugar these days it seems. Here's how I made my own brown sugar.
1 cup of white sugar
1 tablespoon of Molasses (I like Grandmas)
Blend with hand held mixer until well combined. If there are still clumps left in the mixture use your hands to combine.
I don't think that I will ever buy brown sugar anymore after having made my own today. Did I mention that's it's super easy too?
These are by far the best whoopie pies I've ever made. To make them festive for the Holidays, crush some peppermint candy canes and roll them into the frosting. Or make them velvet by adding some red food coloring to the cookie part.Print
2 cups flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon bakinger powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ stick of butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon peppermint extract
1 cup of butter milk
1//2 cup butter, softened
1 7.5 ounce jar marshmallow fluff
1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
1 cup crushed peppermint candies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and extracts: mix well.Slowly
add egg and extracts: mix well. Slowly add in flour mixture and buttermilk, alternating, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Cover dough and chill at
least 30 minutes.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, placing cookies 2 inches apart. Bake cookies 9 to 12
minutes or until firm. Cool cookies on a pan for 3 to 5 minutes or until set; then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
For filling, in a large bowl, cream togethr butter, fluff, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Add powder sugar slowly; mixing well. Spread
flat side of half the cookies with a heaping tablesppoon full of filling; top with a second cookie to create a sandwich. Chill cookies to set filling; roll edges
in crushed peppermint candies.