I can't say or type the word "whoopie" without thinking of Whoopie Goldberg. One of my childhood idols. No joke. My siblings and I had around ten movies on VHS tapes growing up. Our collection included such gems as: Rookie of the Year, Monkey Trouble, The Little Rascals, The Little Giants, a Collection of Luny Tunes cartoons, and Sister Act I and II. I thought Whoopie Goldberg was so cool in Sister Act I and II. I wished I could go undercover as a nun and help the other stiff sisters get their groove on.
I will probably never be as cool as I though Whoopie Goldberg was, but I can enjoy a chocolatey whoopie pie. Oh yes. I made a dozen of these, and I had to take them to work so I could get rid of them before I ate them all, they are dangerously good. I love how the cookies are not overly sweet, because the fluffy white centers certainly are, so they compliment each other well. I love the look of chocolate with the bright white centers, but next time I might try Red Velvet whoopie pies. Dream big:)
Adapted from Gourmet's Whoopie Pies, via Epicurious.
For the cookies: 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 cup buttermilk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar and 1 egg.
For the filling: 1/2 cup butter, 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 2 cups marshmallow creme and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
To make the cookies combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl combine buttermilk, vanilla and the egg. In another bowl cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Slowly add all the mixtures together (1/3 of each at a time) stirring constantly until they are all combined into a gooey batter. Bake at 350 F for 11-12 minutes. This will make around 24 small to medium cookies (creating a dozen whoopie pies in all).
To make the filling, beat together softened butter, powdered sugar and marshmallow cream until well combined and fluffy. Then stir in vanilla. Make sure and wait until the cookies have cooled before trying to ice them, otherwise the centers will melt and become too gooey.