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Mini Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Mini Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies

We have a fantastic holiday edible gift for your family and friends. You can’t go wrong with these chewy, fudgy, minty Mini Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies. They’re the perfect Christmas or Holiday Treat and when you put them in a Mason Jar with some festive string, you’ve easily got a beautiful Christmas Edible Gift in a Mason Jar.

We are all about the fun gifts you can give to your family and friends in a jar. They’re economical, practical, always well received and generally a great gift to give or receive overall.

These Peppermint Whoopie Pies are a festive, holiday gift treat that are super simple to make and make your house smell yummy all at the same time.

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Jar with twine filled with DIY mini whoopie chocolate pies.

They’re sweet, they’re cocoa-y, and they’re devilishly divine– that’s our Mini Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies for ya, and we guarantee you’ve never had one quite like it!

Let’s face it; the world needs chocolate. Mini Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies are the type of treat you don’t mind overindulging in. On the contrary, a few handfuls of those decadent delights might just be the fix to turn a horrible day into the best you’ve seen in ages.

Why You’ll Love Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pie Cookies

  • Super Simple to Make- less than 10 minutes of cook time
  • Easy to find ingredients
  • Refrigerator safe
  • Economical treat and gift to give

The best part about Mini Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies, minus eating them, is the ease of prep work. You probably already have every ingredient on hand, and what you lack, you can easily find in your local market.

Mini Chocolate Whoopie Pies are for those days where lounging about in your PJs is all you really want to do. Filled with cream cheese and crushed peppermint candies, then doused in a thick chocolate glaze bursting with buttermilk and brown sugar, you’d be hard-pressed to want to do anything else but scarf these down in your pajamas.

Some of the ingredients needed to make DIY Whoopie Pies.
Ingredients for whoopie pie filling.

Ingredients Needed

For full recipe ingredients and info, please see the recipe card below.

  • Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Crushed peppermint candies
  • Light brown sugar
  • Buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil
  • Large eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cream cheese
  • Peppermint extract
  • Powdered sugar

Tools Needed

Baking Sheet

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Parchment Paper

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Mixing Bowls

Premium Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowls with Airtight Lids (Set of 5) Nesting Bowls for Space-Saving Storage, Easy-Grip & Stability Design Mixing-Bowl Set Versatile For Cooking, Baking, & Food Storage
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Spatula

OXO Good Grips 3-piece Silicone Spatula Set, Raspberry/White/Green, 12-Inch
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Electric Hand Mixer

Mueller Electric Hand Mixer, 5 Speed 250W Turbo with Snap-On Storage Case and 4 Chrome-plated Steel Accessories for Easy Whipping, Mixing Cookies, Brownies, Cakes, and Dough Batters
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Piping Bags

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Wire Cooling Rack

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Stand Mixer with a Paddle Attachment

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Hamilton Beach Electric Stand Mixer, 4 Quarts, Dough Hook, Flat Beater Attachments, Splash Guard 7 Speeds with Whisk, Black with Top Handle
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Measuring Cups and Spoons

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Mason Jars for Storing

Bedoo Wide Mouth Mason Jars 32 oz with Lids and Bands 6 PACK, Quart Mason Jars with Airtight Lids , Clear Glass Mason Jars (Set of 6) (Wide Mouth)
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How To Make Mini Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies

For full instructions, please see the recipe card below.

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and set oven racks in the upper and lower third of the oven.
  2. Grab a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, blend the brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, egg, and vanilla extract until well blended.
  4. Next, add in your flour and once fully blended, transfer into a piping bag and place 3/4 inch circular drops onto your parchment paper.
  5. Once all the batter has been piped, transfer to the oven to bake for approximately 8 minutes.
  6. Once done, transfer to a wire rack to cool while preparing your filling.
  7. Using a stand mixer, blend your cream cheese, powdered sugar, and peppermint extract on medium speed until thoroughly blended.
  8. Once blended, transfer to a piping bag and pipe small dollops of filling onto each cooled cookie, then merge the cookies to make pies.

What Are Whoopie Pies?

Whoopie pies are dessert treats that are typically made up of two cake-like cookies that are filled with a filling, usually a buttercream type filling in between.

Recipe Variations

No peppermint extract? No problem, try creme de menthe. It may alter the flavor just a bit, but you can add some more peppermint crushed candies.

Dark Chocolate– Make a dark chocolate cookie cake and use that for your whoopie pie “crusts”. The dark chocolate pairs really well with this buttercream filling.

Add more brown sugarFor those of you with a wicked sweet tooth, try 2 cups of light brown sugar, followed up with the buttermilk and cocoa powder, which gives you a richer, more decadent chocolate syrup before the all-purpose flour begins to work its magic to create the cookie cake layer.

Add layers– to really bring out even more fun flavors, feel free to add your own layers to these pies. We used our friends Chocolate Ganache recipe and will be sharing our caramel sauce recipe soon enough. When we made it with the caramel, we omitted the peppermint.

Infuse filling– infusing a few bites of the crushed peppermint candies into the filling blend is a tasty variation. The crushed peppermint candies are placed in a bowl and used to coat the cookies at the end, but if you’re looking for that sharp, minty taste like Andes Chocolate Peppermint or Girl Scout’s Chocolate Thin Mints, then add a few tablespoons in while blending the filling with the peppermint extract.

Tips & Tricks

  • If you don’t have a stand mixer with paddle attachment to make your filling, you can use a regular electric mixer or even whisk by hand. Use whatever you have on hand and it will be just as yummy.
  • Add flour in slowly- adding in too much too soon can result in a clumped up mix which can take more time to work through than necessary. Slowly incorporating your ingredients allows the other ingredients to infuse fully and not just be stacked on top of each other.
  • Don’t have any pipping bags? No problem! Just add your filling to a ziplock bag and cut off the corner to create a makeshift pipping bag.

Can You Make These Whoopie Pies Ahead Of Time?

If you need to prep these dessert treats ahead of time, you should be able to. You can make them up to 24-48 hours in advance.

You can store them in the refrigerator. In fact, this may even bring out more of the peppermint flavoring.

Can You Freeze These Peppermint Whoopie Pies?

You absolutely can! In fact, we love them even more frozen. We think freezing them before enjoying them tastes the best.

Think frozen Oreos. The crispness of the cookie followed up with a tough inner filling makes for a sweet treat when you’re craving something crunchy.

If that’s what you’re going for with these, after a few hours setting in the freezer, these whoopie pies have a sweet crunch that’s to die for.

If you’re looking to freeze them to save them for later, they’ll be good in your freezer for 3-6 months.

Don’t forget to put them on your FREEZER INVENTORY LIST to make sure you enjoy them in time and don’t lose track of what is in your freezer.

Can You Freeze Just The Outer Cookie Crusts?

Yes, if you want to make the cookie cake crusts ahead of time and freeze them, you can. Once you are ready to use them, let them thaw while you make some fresh peppermint buttercream filling.

How Do You Thaw Frozen Whoopie Pies?

Whether you’re thawing a fully made whoopie pie or just parts of it, we recommend removing from the freezer and placing in the refrigerator to thaw at least overnight.

Great for weekend treats, family bonding activities, or gifts, Mini Chocolate Whoopie Pies are a refreshing, minty delight even on the chilliest of days.

How To Give Homemade Pies As Gifts

Make your mini whoppie pies. Store them in Mason Jars. Use twine to wrap around the top of the jar for a festive feel. You can add To & From Tags (available in our store) and add a cute Made with Love Label to the jar lid if you like (grab a set in our store).

Share with friends and family who will enjoy homemade whoopie pies.

How Many Whoopie Pies Does This Make?

Depending on the size of your dollops of filling and cookies, this generally makes 18-24 whoopie pies.

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Clear jar of mini chocolate peppermint whoopie pies.

Mini Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Mason Jar Recipe
Minty, flavorful, easy and tasty Mini Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies are simple to make at home with ingredients you already have!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 38 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookie pies

Ingredients
  

For Cookies:

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed light brown brown sugar
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

For Filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon peppermint extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Crushed peppermint candies

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and set oven racks in the upper and lower third of the oven.
  • Grab a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, blend the brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, egg, and vanilla extract until well blended.
  • Next, add in your flour and once fully blended, transfer into a piping bag and place 3/4 inch circular drops onto your parchment paper.
  • Once all the batter has been piped, transfer to the oven to bake for approximately 8 minutes.
  • Once done, transfer to a wire rack to cool while preparing your filling.
  • Using a stand mixer, blend your cream cheese, powdered sugar, and peppermint extract on medium speed until thoroughly blended.
  • Once blended, transfer to a piping bag and pipe small dollops of filling onto each cooled cookie, then merge the cookies to make pies.
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