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Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Peppermint Whoopie Pies are the perfect holiday treat. They're not too hard to make, and they look festive.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 18 Whoopie Pies
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Wendy


  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed light brown brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon peppermint extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup Crushed peppermint candies


Cookie Directions

  • Set oven racks in upper and lower third of the oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix together brown sugar, buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg and vanilla extract until well blended.
  • Add flour mixture and mix just until combined. Place batter into a piping bag with a hole tip. Pipe onto the parchment paper about 3/4 inch. They will rise a little. Space them apart.
  • Bake for 8 minutes. Cookies should bounce back to touch.
  • Let cool about 5 minutes then use a spatula to transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Filling Directions

  • In a stand mixer with paddle attachment. Add in cream cheese and whip on medium speed. Add in one cup of powdered sugar at a time. Whip on medium speed. Add in peppemint extract and whip well.
  • Add icing to a piping bag and pipe a little onto each cookie. Place the cookies together.
  • Roll in crushed peppermint candies.


You can freeze whoopie pies for up to three months. Make sure you double wrap them individually and then place them in the freezer! They taste just as good as the day you made them. 
When making your whoopie pies match together with the same sized cookies for even sandwiches.


Serving: 1Whoopie Pie | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg