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Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies Recipe - Soft, spicy and chewy  gingerbread cookies stuffed with a scrumptious cream cheese frosting. A family holiday favorite your sure to love also! 

Course Christmas, Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter ( melted)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Cookie Directions:

    1.Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

    2. Add the flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, salt, cloves, and baking soda together in a medium bowl. Whisk to blend them together. Set aside.

    3. In a second bowl whisk the brown sugar, melted butter, molasses until combined. Add in the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla into the brown sugar mixture whisking completely until combined.

    4. Slowly add 1 cup of the flour mixture at a time in the other bowl of mixed ingredients stirring with a rubber spatula just until the dough comes together.

    5. Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop out 12 rounds of dough onto 1 cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 11-13 minutes

    6. Allow to cool completely on the counter while you make the frosting

    Cream Cheese Filling Directions:

    1.Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. ix in the vanilla and salt

    2. Scoop into a piping bag fitted with a star tip

    3. Match up the cookies to their size partner and place onto another cookie sheet

    4.Remove the top cookie and pipe a decent size dollop of frosting in the middle

     5. Put the top cookie back on and lightly push down

    NOTE: You can add the filling with a spoon if you like instead of using a piping bag :)