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Peppermint Whoopie Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies


Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies are soft, chocolate cookies filled with peppermint frosting, then garnished with crushed candy canes. These festive sandwich cookies are a perfect dessert for your Christmas baking!


● 2 cups all-purpose flour

● 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

● 1/2 tsp baking powder

● 1 1/2 tsp baking soda

● 1/2 tsp salt

● 1/2 cup butter, softened

● 1 cup granulated sugar

● 1 cup milk

● 1 large egg

● 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

● 2 tsp peppermint extract

● 1 1/2 cups buttercream frosting

● 1/2 cup crushed candy canes


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a larger bowl, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  5. Beat in egg, vanilla, and 1 teaspoon peppermint extract until combined.
  6. Beat in milk until combined.
  7. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  8. Scoop 2 tablespoons of batter onto the prepared baking sheet. Leaving at least 2 inches between each mound of batter (these will spread a bit).
  9. Bake on the center oven rack for 8-10 minutes, or until the tops begin to firm up.
  10. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Mix buttercream frosting with the remaining teaspoon of peppermint extract.
  12. Using a piping bag or offset spatula, spread frosting onto the bottom of one cookie then gently press a second cookie on top to make a sandwich. You will want to make sure to spread frosting all the way to the edge so your peppermint will have something to stick to. I even sometimes add more frosting to the edges after assembling cookies.
  13. Roll in crushed candy canes and serve.


To make these ahead, you can freeze them for up to two months in an airtight container. Thaw and then roll in the crushed peppermint before eating. Best eaten at room temperature.

  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Dessert

Keywords: chocolate peppermint whoopie pies, sandwich cookies, buttercream, candy cane, Christmas dessert

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