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I am a big fan of Whoopie Pies. While I know that they're not specifically a Christmas cookie, you can make them so just by garnishing them with crushed candy canes. I call them Peppermint Whoopie Pies. I think coloring the filling a pretty pink adds to their festive look as it matches the color of the candy canes. These Peppermint Whoopie Pies can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for several days, which makes them the perfect dessert for casual get togethers during the Holiday season.  

Peppermint Whoopie Pies start with two round, domed shaped chocolate cookies that are soft and moist with a sponge cake-like texture. Their dark chocolate color and flavor comes from using cocoa powder and the addition of buttermilk helps to contribute to their moist texture. The other liquid in these cookies is coffee, but you can replace it with an equal amount of water if you like. What makes these cookies exceptional is that they are sandwiched together with a soft vanilla flavored marshmallow like filling. This filling is really like a Confectioners Frosting to which is added light corn syrup (can also use golden syrup). And while I have added some vegetable shortening to the filling which contributes to its light and fluffy texture, you can replace it with an equal amount (1/4 cup or 55 grams) of butter. As I said above, we dip the sides of the cookies in crushed candy canes (or peppermint crunch baking chips), although if you like you can mix the crushed candy canes (1/3 cup or 45 grams) directly into the filling.

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