Spider Web Whoopie Pies

Spiderweb-Whoopie-Pies

I honestly cannot believe tomorrow is Halloween! Here is a delicious and fun to bake recipe.


Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
  • 1 cup(s) (2 sticks) unsalted butter,  at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 ounce(s) cream cheese,  at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) confectioners’ sugar
  • Orange gel or paste food color

Recipe:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes; beat in the egg. Reduce the mixer to low and gradually add the flour mixture, beating until incorporated.
  3. Transfer the dough to a piece of plastic wrap and shape into an 8-in. log. Wrap up and refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours and up to 2 days.
  4. Heat oven to 350°F. Unwrap the dough and cut into 1/4-in.-thick slices (you should end up with 28 usable pieces). Place them on ungreased baking sheets, spacing them 2 in. apart. Bake for 4 minutes. Rotate the positions of the sheets and bake until the cookies are set, 4 to 5 minutes more. Let them cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese in a bowl until smooth. Add the confectioners’ sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Transfer 1/2 cup of the icing to a bowl and tint orange; spoon into a resealable plastic bag.
  6. Divide the remaining frosting among 14 of the cookies and sandwich with the remaining cookies. Snip off a small piece of one corner of the bag and pipe spiderwebs on the top of each sandwich.
  7. Enjoy!
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