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Chocolate Mint Whoopie Pies

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

1-1/2 dozen

These cute sandwich cookies from our Test Kitchen would be a pretty addition to any holiday goodie tray.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • FILLING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon mint extract
  • 4 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 4 teaspoons fat-free milk

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat sugar and oil until crumbly. Add egg; beat for 1 minute. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gradually beat into sugar mixture. Add milk and mix well. (Dough will be sticky.) With lightly floured hands, roll dough into 3/4-in. balls.
  2. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  3. Flatten slightly with a glass coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 4-5 minutes or until edges are set and tops are cracked. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
  4. In a small bowl, combine butter and confectioners' sugar until crumbly. Beat in extract, food coloring if desired and milk. Spread on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 122 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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