For those who have never made these, like myself, they are quite easy to make too, though most recipes ask you to spoon the dough onto the baking sheet I find it a lot practical to pipe them. If case you own a small cookie scoop you can also use that.
My favorite part about these was the “dipping in chocolate part”, it added a such a nice texture, perfect little crunch before you sink into a soft cookie/cake like texture.
Chocolate Whoopie Pies(makes about 30 minis, and 15 large ones)
1 3/4cup cake flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1tsp baking powder
1/4tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
12tbl butter at room temperature)(about170grams)
1tsp vanilla extract
1/4cup buttermilk(make your own) or plain yogurt
1/2cup warm espresso or 1/2cup warm black tea, or warm water
Dipping Chocolate Wafers- Merckens, about 2 cups
1 package cream cheese
1/2cup cherry preserve
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2tsp vanilla extract
Preheat Oven to 375F
Line Baking Sheets with parchment paper
Make the Filling
Measure 1/2 cup cherry preserve, roughly chop any big pieces of cherries.
Beat the butter until creamy, gradually add cream cheese and beat until smooth and well combined. Lower the speed of your mixer and add powdered sugar, add vanilla extract and lastly stir in cherry preserve.
Fill the cookies with cherry filling and sandwich them together. Store in the airtight container in the cool place.