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Chocolate Mint Whoopie Pies

 Chocolate Mint Whoopie Pies
These cute sandwich cookies from our Test Kitchen would be a pretty addition to any holiday goodie tray.
18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • FILLING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon mint extract
  • 4 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 4 teaspoons fat-free milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat sugar and oil until crumbly. Add egg; beat for
  • 1 minute. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gradually
  • beat into sugar mixture. Add milk and mix well. (Dough will be
  • sticky.) With lightly floured hands, roll dough into 3/4-in. balls.
  • Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  • Flatten slightly with a glass coated with cooking spray. Bake at
  • 400° for 4-5 minutes or until edges are set and tops are

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Chocolate Mint Whoopie Pies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cracked. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
  • In a small bowl, combine butter and confectioners' sugar until
  • crumbly. Beat in extract, food coloring if desired and milk. Spread
  • on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies.
  • Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: One sandwich cookie equals 122 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 86 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.