My boyfriends birthday is a big event, at least for me. I get so excited whenever it’s his birthday, because I not only get to give him gifts, but I also get to bake. He likes very simple desserts, so after much deliberation I decided to make him Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies with a Marshmallow filling. I bought them in for him and his coworkers, and let me tell you, they enjoyed them! They said they would’ve even ate them without the filling, that’s how good they were.
Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies
yield: 48 two-inch cakes [24 pies]
for the Whoopie Pies:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temp.
4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (packed) brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mini chocolate chips
for the Marshmallow filling:
1 1/2 cups Marshmallow Fluff
1 1/4 cups vegetable shortening
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt onto a sheet of waxed paper.
3. In the work bowl of stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter, shortening, and both sugars and beat until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs and the buttermilk and beat until combined.
4. In a measuring cup, combine the milk, baking soda, and vinegar. Add the milk mixture to the batter along with the flour mixture and beat on low until just combined. Add the vanilla and beat on medium for about 2 minutes, until completely combined.
5. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the chocolate chips until just incorporated.
6. Using a spoon, drop about 1 tablespoon of batter onto the prepared baking sheets and repeat, spacing them at least 2 inches apart. [Mine are larger than they should be, and therefore made less] Bake one sheet at a time for 10 minutes, or until cakes begin to brown. Remove from oven, cool on sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack.
7. Now make the filling by beating together the Marshmallow Fluff and the vegetable shortening, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, starting on low and increasing to medium speed until mixture is smooth and fluffy.
8. Reduce the mixer speed to low, and add the confectioner’s sugar and the vanilla, and beat until incorporated. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat until fluffy.
9. To assemble put the marshmallow mix on the flat side of a whoopie pie and place another on top! Put mini chocolate chips around the sides to make it look like a Chipwich!
* Freeze & they will taste just like a Chipwich!
Source: Whoopie Pie Book