Our family loves whoopie pies and most families do. We decided to make a peppermint flavored one that has proven to be a big hit with our friends. You can add red or green food coloring to the frosting if you want it to be with the Christmas colors, but we choose to keep ours white with the peppermint taste.
Peppermint Whoopie Pies
Whip together: 1 egg, 1 stick of soft butter, 1/3 cup of cocoa, 1 cup of evaporated cane juice, 1 tsp real salt, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp baking soda, and 2 cups of milk. Add 1/2 cup of soft white wheat flour (or baking flour) at a time, until you get a wet cookie dough consistency. I put in about 4 cups or a little more.
I drop my cookie dough on a greased cookie pan using a small scoop. If it doesn't flatten, I have the right amount of flour.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes.
Let cool on cookie rack, while making the peppermint frosting. Cream together 1/2 cup of shortening or coconut oil, 1 stick of softened butter, 1 tsp of peppermint extract 4 cups of powered sugar and 2 TBSP of water.
Place a spoonful of frosting between two cookies and enjoy!
You can freeze the cookies without frosting, and then add frosting when they thaw.
Here is a printable recipe card for Peppermint Whoopie Pies your holiday baking: