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Mini Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Salted Caramel Filling

Mini Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Salted Caramel Filling

Whoopie pies are not pies at all but a cake-like sandwich cookie. Enjoy this chocolate version that is filled with a delicious salted caramel buttercream.

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40 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 10 min
Total Time
54
cookies

Ingredients

Whoopie Pies

1 (15.25- to 16.50-ounce) package Devil's food cake mix with pudding

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

1/2 cup water

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 to 2 teaspoons sea salt

Filling

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup prepared caramel sauce

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine cake mix, 1/2 cup melted butter, water and eggs in bowl; beat at medium speed until smooth. Let batter rest 30 minutes.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  3. STEP 3

    Drop batter by slightly rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto parchment-lined or lightly greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt. Bake 5-7 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Transfer to cooling rack.

  4. STEP 4

    Place 1 cup butter into bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add powdered sugar; beat at low speed until well mixed. Add caramel sauce, 1 teaspoon sea salt and vanilla. Beat until well mixed.

  5. STEP 5

    Pipe or spread rounded teaspoonful filling onto bottom of 1 cookie; place second cookie, bottom-side down over filling. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling.

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Tip #1

- Letting batter rest allows batter to rise and increase volume of whoopie pies.

Tip #2

- To make ahead, bake cookies as directed. Cool completely. Place cooled cookies in single layer in resealable plastic freezer bag. Freeze up to 2 months. Let stand at room temperature until thawed. Prepare filling and fill cookies as directed.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

130 Calories
7 Fat (g)
25 Cholesterol (mg)
20 Sodium (mg)
16 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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