Recipe by MARIA MAC *
Got this in an e-mail from Taste of Home. Putting it here for safekeeping.
Top Review by sassybaker
I was very disappointed in these. Obviously, A Taste of Home doesn't know what true whoopie pies are. These are just very small soft cookies with a runny mint filling. Whoopie pies are cake like cookies that are bigger than a cookie filled with icing. They tasted good but they didn't taste like whoopie pies either. I grew up on whoopie pies and believe me, these aren't them. They should change the name of these so people won't get confused with the real thing! I will not be making these again.
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup baking cocoa
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons nonfat milk, divided
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 1⁄3 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon mint extract
- 4 drops green food coloring (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a bowl, beat sugar and oil until crumbly. Add egg; beat for 1 minute. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gradually beat into sugar mixture. Add 2 tablespoons milk; mix well. With lightly floured hands, roll dough into 36 balls.
- Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten slightly with a glass coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 5-6 minutes or until edges are set and tops are cracked. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
- In a mixing bowl, combine butter and confectioners' sugar until crumbly. Beat in extract, food coloring in desired and remaining milk. Spread on the bottom of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.