Monday, April 2, 2012

Chocolate Cherry Whoopie Pies

What do you do when you have leftover frosting in your fridge that you don't know what to do with?

Make Whoopie Pies!

I had some leftover Cherry Cream Cheese frosting from our Cherry Limeade Cupcakes that I didn't want to go to waste.  So my mind went straight to Whoopie Pies. 

These turned out delicious.  If you like chocolate and cherries you'll love these little guys! 

Chocolate Cherry Whoopie Pies

1 box Chocolate cake mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray your cookie sheets with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, oil, and eggs and beat until just blended.  Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop onto cookie sheet using a medium cookie scoop (or about 1 1/2 tablespoons) and bake for 11-14 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
Now to make the frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
(You could also use cherry extract.  Just use 1/2 teaspoon of that and then add milk for the rest.  Also add red food coloring)

Beat cream cheese and butter.  Add the remaining ingredients until you reached desired consistency.

Once cookies are cooled, flip half of them upside down and pipe on frosting.  Place another cookie on top & you've got yourself a whoopie pie!

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