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Photo: Andrew McCaul; Styling: Andrea Steinberg Photo by: Photo: Andrew McCaul; Styling: Andrea Steinberg

Gingersnap Whoopie Pies

All You SEPTEMBER 2010

  • Yield: 15 pies (serving size: 1 pie)
  • Cook time:13 Minutes
  • Prep time:15 Minutes
  • Chill:15 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$.50

Ingredients

  • Cookies:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • Filling:
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 7.5-oz. jar marshmallow cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and pepper until well combined. Stir buttermilk and vanilla in a small bowl.

2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and molasses, beating until well combined. Reduce speed to low and beat in half of flour mixture until just combined. Beat in buttermilk mixture, then remaining flour mixture, beating until smooth. Using a small ice cream scoop or a couple of tablespoons, drop 2-tablespoonful-size mounds of batter at least 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes, switching baking sheets from top to bottom halfway through, until cookies are puffed and spring back when lightly touched. Let cool on sheets on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.

3. Make filling: In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat all ingredients together until smooth, about 3 minutes. Chill bowl in refrigerator 15 minutes.

4. Spread about 2 tsp. filling on flat side of half of cookies. Press flat sides of remaining cookies onto filling.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 257
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 6g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 39g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 38mg
  • Sodium: 262mg
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