These are so much fun ! I love them, and the friend I made them for did too :). They start off with a brownie-like cookie, and are filled with chocolate chip cookie dough filling. The filling is pretty sweet, but it balances out the intense cocoa flavour of the brownie cookies.
They are fun to make, pretty to look at, and delicious, I hope you try them out :).
Brownie Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies – Recipe inspired from Macaroni and Cheesecake
Makes about 16 large sandwiches
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350F and cover two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, cocoa powder, baking powder & baking soda.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla, reducing the mixer speed to low, add in the eggs one at a time, until each is completely incorporated. Slowly add in the flour mixture just it is until combined.
Shape the dough into 1 1/4 inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheets two inches apart. Flatten the tops of the cookies gently with your palm and bake for approximately 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
While the cookies are cooling, you can begin to prepare your filling 🙂
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Filling:
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 + 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup flour
3 tbsp milk
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
With a mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar, then add in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until smooth.
Add in flour and salt until combined, then add milk and vanilla.
Stir in mini chocolate chips.
Pair up your cookies so that similarly sized ones are together.
To fill the cookies you can either use two spoons or a piping bag, whichever you find easiest.
Put about a tablespoon of frosting in the middle of one of each paired cookie, and then gently sandwich the two together.
If you want, you can even use a few extra chocolate chips and push them in around the sides.