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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
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.
This Carrot Cake is moist and
flavorful with grated carrots and is covered with a delicious cream cheese
Spritz Cookies, also
known as Swedish Butter Cookies or Pressed Butter Cookies, are a
very popular Christmas cookie. They have a lovely vanilla flavor and
a rich buttery texture that is tender crisp.
These beautiful chocolate
cupcakes have a wonderful chocolate flavor and are frosted with a
chocolate fudge frosting. more
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