Whoopie pie ice cream sandwiches

By Matt Dean Pettit
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The rumor has it both New England & the city of Philadelphia both claim to have invented the Whoopie Pie. Maybe we can let the winner of the big game take the official claim to this dessert!

SERVES
12
 TO
15
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1.66L tub of vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup of sprinkles in a large bowl

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (176c).
  2. Using a large mixing bowl, add the cocoa, water and mix well. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large mixing bowl, add butter and sugar. Add the cocoa mixture, eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  4. In another mixing large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add this dry mixture to the butter sugar mixture.
  5. Slowly add the buttermilk and mix well.
  6. On a greased lined baking sheet using a tablespoon, spoon out a full tablespoon of whoopie pie mixture onto the baking sheet leaving approximately five to six centimeters.
  7. Flatten each mixture dollop with a back of a spoon.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until each whoopie cookie is firm.
  9. Remove the cookies from the oven to let cool. Place in the refrigerator to cool for 30-40 minutes.
  10. When ready to serve, remove cookies from the fridge and ice cream from the freezer.
  11. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the ice cream and place on top of the one of the cookies. Then close the whoopie pie by adding another cookie on top of the ice.
  12. Working quickly to prevent melting, gently roll the cookies with ice cream into sprinkles and serve immediately!

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