Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies



These Gingerbread Whoopie Pies are a fun twist on your traditional gingerbread cookies.  I just loved how these turned out.  I just used a traditional gingerbread cookie recipe and made a delicious cream cheese marshmallow filling.  These are great for all those holiday parties that require you to take a yummy treat.  I however,  just enjoy making them for the family and friends!
-Heather

GINGERBREAD WHOOPIE PIES

Cookies:
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup unsulphured molasses
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup sugar

Filling:
1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a bowl, combine together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg.
Beat together the sugar and butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy.  Add the molasses, egg and vanilla and beat till well blended.  Gradually mix in the flour mixture. 
Roll the dough into one inch balls and roll in the 1/4 cup sugar. Place on the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.  Gently press each rolled ball with the bottom of a glass to slightly flatten.  
Bake 10 minutes.   Cool 2 minutes on the cookie sheet then remove to a wire rack.  Cool completely.
For the filling, beat togehter the marshmallow cremem, cream cheese and 1/4 cup butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy.  Add the tsp. vanilla and continue to beat until smooth.
Spread 2 Tbsp.  (or however much you like) on the flat side of the cookie.  Top with another cookie. (I always try to find the cookies that are almost exatctly the same size.)


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2 comments:

  1. I made these yesterday and from what my friends say these were tasty. I found the recipe easy to make and all parts were delicious! I think I need to make my scoops of gingerbread dough smaller because my whoopie pies came out much larger than I expected ha ha ha but that is not a bad thing. I loved this twist on the average ginger cookie!

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  2. Breathtaking and refreshing! These pictures demonstrate wonderful artistic imagination and these pies ranks right up there with the best ones I have seen lately.
    Photographer Port Macquarie

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