Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies

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1.) What is the best way to store left over whoopie pies?

Answer: Whoopie pies that are not consumed within one to two days of making them should be stored in the refrigerator (because of the buttercream). Whoopie pies will keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Wrap the cookies individually in plastic wrap to prevent the whoopies from drying out. If the whoopie pies are refrigerated, we recommend removing them from the fridge and letting them sit for at least 15 minutes before enjoying. 

2.) Why are my whoopie pies flat? 

Answer: Overmixing the batter when adding the dry ingredients can result in a flatter whoopie. When mixing in the dry ingredients make sure to mix them just until combined.

Best Practices:
  • Use room temperature butter. If your butter comes straight from the refrigerator, don't fret! There's no need to let it sit out for an hour to acclimate. Instead, pop it in the microwave. Be sure to use a microwave safe bowl and cover with a paper towel. Heat on high for 10-15 second intervals checking between each. Don't wait for a puddle of melted butter to form. When pressing the butter lightly leaves a soft indent, your butter is ready.  
  • Use a portion scoop: An easy way to make consistently sized cookies is with a measuring spoon or cookie dough scoop. In this recipe, we recommend a flat portion of batter in a 2 tablespoon scoop or a rounded spoonful in a 1 tablespoon scoop. Use a clean finger to release batter from the spoon onto your parchment lined sheet. 
  • Filling your cookies: Make sure that your whoopies are completely cool before filling them with your frosting. 
  • Refrigerate dough if you do not want to make them all at once. Many BEL Box recipes make more treats than an individual or small family may be ready to eat. This dough can be refrigerated in a sealed container for up to a week. You may need to add a minute or two to the cook time if you bake the cookie dough when it is cold.