choco mint whoopie pies

100% vegan…super moist, fudgy “devil’s food” sandwich cookies sandwich with cool creamy peppermint frosting…For the longest time I have been trying to perfect the cakey whoopie pie cookie, to no avail. On a whim I decided to substitute applesauce for the oil in a chocolate cookie recipe, and voila! Cakey and delicious.

Possible variations/ideas:

  • substitute ice cream for frosting—mini ice cream sandwiches!
  • try vanilla, peanut butter, or chocolate frosting
  • or use ganache as a filling

Mini Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies!

Makes 15 mini sandwich cookies

For the cookies:

  • 1 ½ c flour
  • ½ c cocoa powder
  • ½ t baking soda
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ c unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ c vanilla soymilk
  • ¾ c brown sugar

For the peppermint frosting:

  • ¼ c earth balance margarine, softened
  • 1 c confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ t vanilla
  • ½ t peppermint extract
  • soymilk as necessary
  • red food coloring (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt
  3. In a small bowl mix applesauce, soymilk, and sugar. Add to dry ingredients, and stir together.
  4. Drop tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes (but do not overbake, they will dry out).
  5. Cool completely on wire racks.
  6. Meanwhile, make frosting:
  7. Beat margarine until fluffy, and beat in ½ c sugar. Add flavorings, food coloring and a splash of soymilk. Beat in remaining sugar until light and fluffy (add more soymilk if necessary).
  8. Assemble cookies: sandwich together 2 cookies with a dollop of frosting.
  9. Enjoy! If you try this recipe, be sure to leave a comment and tell me how it turned out!

choco mint whoopie pies, originally uploaded by monpetitchoufleur.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Ingrid on June 25, 2010 at 6:31 am

    what was your dough like? It sounds more runny that mine is, seeing that you used the word ‘drop’. Mine was more like ‘wrestle the incredibly sticky dough into ball-like shapes’. Hmmmm, they’re in the oven now, we’ll see what happens. And how did you get your cookies to have that lovely round shape and shine?


  2. Posted by numnumnum on June 25, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Hello Ingrid,
    You are right, the dough is sticky, perhaps drop is not the best term. I used two spoons to make the round shape, and after cooling they became shiny like that. Best of luck, tell me how they turn out!


  3. Oh my gosh these look delicious! 🙂


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