For this month’s cookie of the month, I feel like I’m cheating a little bit. Whoopie pies always make me think of cookies. They look and eat like a cookie, but they have a consistency similar to cake. To confuse the situation further, they’re called pies. Go figure.
Regardless of the technicalities of their classification, I assure you they are delicious. These beauties consist of dark chocolate, cake-like cookies filled with a peppermint cream cheese frosting.
The recipe for these comes to us from One Girl Cookies, a lovely bakery with a very handy (and dangerous!) location in my neighborhood. They always have whoopie pies tempting me from their display case. Their usual chocolate whoopie pies have traditional cream cheese frosting, but this peppermint variety is a holiday favorite in their cookbook.
I normally hesitate to bake anything that requires piping batter or frosting. It’s just not my favorite thing. And truth be told, I’m not very good at it. If you don’t take away anything else from this, here’s what I want you to know. Even with my mediocre piping skills, these little guys always turn out beautifully. They are very forgiving. Believe me, they don’t go into the oven looking nearly as good as the finished product.
Through some sort of baking magic, these cookies turn from lumpy, misshapen blobs into beautiful cookies. Then just fill them with frosting, whether it be this peppermint frosting or your favorite variety. When you serve these to your friends, you’ll be a baking rock star!
These cookies are my contribution to Cookie of the Month, a monthly group of cookie recipes from some of my blogging friends and me. This month’s theme is mint. Be sure to visit these ladies’ blogs to see their mint cookie creations!
- Mint Crinkles from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
- White Chocolate Grasshopper Cookies from Crumb: A Food Blog
- Peppermint Patty Stuffed Chocolate Cookies from Tastes of Lizzy T
- Melt-In-Your-Mouth Mint Meringues from Kelli’s Kitchen
- Mint Milano Cookies from Posed Perfection
- Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from 365 Days of Baking and More
Catch up with the previous Cookies of the Month with Cherry-White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies and Fudgy Kahlua Brownie Cookies.
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25 Comments on “Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies”
Those sound terrific! You can’t go wrong with peppermint + chocolate 🙂
These look so doggone perfect! I’ve never tried to make them, but sure want to soon after seeing these! Yum Girl and Kelli!
I love whoopie pies! They turned out so pretty! I bet they are amazing with the mint flavor.
Whoopie pies are the best! And yours look perfect. 🙂
Those look quite delicious, Jennifer and yours look so perfect!
Oh I definitely think whoopie pies count as cookies! Especially these, they look divine!
These are beautiful!! One of my favorite flavor combos!
ohhhh I miss whoopie pies! yours look superb! 😀
I simply adore whoopie pies. I have never made them but boy, you have made me want to try.
I love whoopie pies! These look fantastic!
These look amazing. I have never made my own whoopie pies, but this recipe makes me want to change that!
Whoopie Pies are Peppermint has GOT to be a heavenly combination! I might try this one with the next party we have (just so I don’t eat them all myself 😉 )
Cake, pie or cookie, these look delicious!
One of my favourite combos – Chocolate & Peppermint! I’m not great at piping either, so these are right up my alley!
My whole family loves chocolate and peppermint together. These look wonderful. We are definitely giving them a try. 🙂
How do you get your cookies to look so beautiful?! Chocolate and peppermint is one of my favorite combinations – these could send me straight to heaven.
Laura, I assure you that with my sad piping skills, these went into the oven looking pretty bad. They just magically transform into pretty cookies in the oven!
Whoopie Pies are one of my favorite treats out there and I love the idea of a peppermint kick! Thanks so much! xo Nic (PS…I am right there with you the “piping” trepidations!)
Love these…I don’t know that I ever ate a whoopie pie as a kid, but I will as an adult. The peppermint sounds like a perfect touch!
I’m glad I’m not the only one who can’t quite figure out how to classify a whoopie pie. Whatever they are, though, they’re delicious! Love how pretty these turned out, despite sad piping skills… given that mine are probably even worse, it’s very reassuring to know that they’ll magically turn out. 🙂
You know i have never tried these before, I think that I will give them a go and see how it pans out. (excuse the pun !!).
It’s been a very long time since I’ve made whoopie pies. This mint version sounds amazing.
I classify whoopie pies as cookies also, so I think you’re in the clear. Love this flavor! We are chocolate + peppermint addicts.
I am a big fan of chocolate. Your recipe looks great. I will try soon.
These were great! After reading through the reviews, I planned on serving these right from the freezer so I actually mixed a little bit of cool whip into the filling . I also substituted just a little of butter for the shortening. The cookies were great, I didn’t think they were lacking in flavor at all. Thanks for your sharing!