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Chocolate Dream Whoopie Pies

 Chocolate Dream Whoopie Pies
Chocolate lovers will find these cute triple-chocolate goodies irresistible. Two luscious cookies, a yummy mousse-like filling and mini semisweet chips: mmmmmm.—Jill Papke, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
12 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FILLING:
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • GARNISH:
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil and vanilla; beat on
  • low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes (mixture will
  • be sticky).
  • Drop by 2 tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake
  • at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are set. Cool for 2
  • minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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Chocolate Dream Whoopie Pies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • For filling, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt.
  • Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes
  • or until thickened. Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Transfer
  • to a small bowl; cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  • In a large bowl, beat the shortening and butter until fluffy. Beat in
  • chocolate mixture and vanilla.
  • Spread chocolate filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies, about
  • 2 tablespoons on each; top with remaining cookies. Roll sides in
  • miniature chocolate chips for garnish. Store in the refrigerator.
  • Yield: about 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 whoopie pie equals 579 calories, 37 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 386 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.