Friday, November 18, 2011

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

A while ago, I use to give my sister a subscription to her favorite magazine. It was a gift that she could enjoy all year long. Maybe think of me? 
Since my Mom knew I like to read magazines, she asked me if I wanted a subscription to her favorite magazine. I said sure. In the magazine, it has a monthly recipe contest you can enter. I thought sure, why not. Wouldn't it be cool to win something? The recipe contest for that month featured peanut butter. My husband loves peanut butter. I had experimented with lots of recipes that weekend and this recipe is the one I entered two years ago. I was very happy when I heard that my recipe was selected and featured in the magazine. I didn't win the top prize but I did win. I did the happy dance because I won. Any time I win something I perform the happy dance. My husband finds me very amusing. The kids just dance with me.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
1 (12 oz.) package miniature semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp milk
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups all purpose flour
Filling recipe below

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Set aside 1/4 cup chocolate pieces to sprinkle on cookies.
  3. In microwave-safe bowl, combine 1 cup of the chocolate pieces and 2 tablespoons milk. Microwave for1 minute or until melted; stir once. Set aside. 
  4. In another bowl, beat butter and peanut butter until combine. 
  5. Add sugar, soda, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; beat to combine. Add eggs, 1/2 cup milk, vanilla, and melted chocolate; beat until combined. 
  6. Beat in cocoa powder and flour until combined. 
  7. Stir in remaining chocolate pieces except the 1/4 cup of chocolate pieces.
  8. Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with reserved chocolate. 
  9. Bake 9 minutes or until tops are set. 
  10. Cool on sheets 1 minute. Transfer to wire racks; cool completely. 
  11. To assemble, spread flat sides of half the cookies with Filling; top with remaining cookies.
Peanut Butter Filling
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup marshmallow creme
2 cups powder sugar
2 Tbsp milk

In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except the milk.
Add one Tbsp milk at a time until the desired filling consistency.

My recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens.
Did you already know.............. 
-Better Homes and Gardens has been around since 1922.
-In 1924, Fruit, Garden and Home changed its name to Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
-In the U.S., Better Homes and Gardens is the fourth best selling magazine.

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