Chocolate Dream Whoopie Pies
Total TimePrep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 1 dozen
I made mine in mini muffin top pans. Turned out perfectly. I had no problems with the filling setting up after it had been chilled. They'd be great with traditional marshmallow vanilla filling too.
By using 2 tablespoons for each cookie, they turned out way too big, and only yielded a bigggg dozen cookies. I will fill them and cut into 2 pieces for now. I really think that 1 tablespoon would be enough to yield 24 cookies to put together 12. Was this a misprint or am I reading the directions wrong?
Disaster Despite the negative reviews, I thought I would give these a try based upon the test kitchens rewriting of the recipe. I am an experienced baker and can usually get things to come out. These were a disaster. I questioned the use of so much milk, especially 2% with so little thickening agent. I followed the directions exactly. I even let the sauce chill for hours to ensure it was set. It would not set. It was still the consistency of a cocoa drink. Very good cocoa, but not something that can be spread on a cookie. I thought about trying to add Kool Whip, confectioners sugar or flour to thicken the filling, but ended up cutting my losses and throwing out the entire batch. I just don't have the time to try to fix this recipe. What a waste of time and money.
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its awsome and scrumshus
Due to the comments posted here, we have retested this recipe again. We agree the original bake time was too long and we apologize for the error. The time has been reduced to 9-11 minutes. For the filling, the recipe said to 'cool completely', but for best results it should be chilled in the refrigerator for about an hour. This allows for a thicker product when it's added to the shortening and butter. The end result should be light and fluffy.Taste of Home Test Kitchen
I shortened the bake time on the cookies so they were not as hard. I could not keep them from being flat as pancakes. My filling was not runny, actually thought it was good. I cooled the mix for a VERY long time. The instructions say mix the filling until fluffy, which will happen it just takes much longer than anticipated. Even still when you take a bite, it all comes out the sides of the cookie because the cookie is not soft or cake like enough.
The dough for the cookies was so sticky I could hardly work with it. Like another reviewer stated, it "ran" up the beaters and it was not fun to make. I did like the taste of the cookies, though, and thought using a cake mix made it simple.The filling tasted good but it is VERY thin. I put mine in the fridge for several hours but then had them sitting out for an hour and the filling spills out when you take a bite. I LOVED the flavor but it is very messy. I did not roll it in the mini chips as I thought that would be TOO much chocolate and a mess.My friends said I should have used the chocolate cookies with the peanut butter filing from the Go Bananas whoopie pies. Or they thought I should have frozen them and I do think that would be very tasty.
The cookies turned out fine, but the filling was way too runny and I'm not sure I like the flavor of it either.