It’s the most wonderful time of the year…errr…month…err…today is doubly wonderful!
This month the theme was chocolate and mint. It’s an obvious choice for the season.
Warm and cozy chocolate comforts like a spot by the fireplace while mint gives just a hint of winter’s chill.
The only problem with this theme is all the decisions it required. I happen to be terrible at making decisions, especially when it comes to food, and ESPECIALLY when it comes to really good food. How am I supposed to decide between peppermint or spearmint, candy canes or Andes, cakes or cookies? There are just way too many fantastic possibilities.
It was nearly a crisis, but after much deliberation, anxious sweating, and tears (ok, it wasn’t quite THAT bad), I finally settled on something. Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies.
They’re the best of compromises. Part cake and frosting, part cookie, and spiked with just the right amount of peppermint extract and candy cane pieces for a cool, creamy treat.
I used my go-to recipe for the whoopie pie cakes. They’re dependably puffy and have just the right amount of chocolate flavor. But these whoopie pies needed something extra special for the filling. Something sparkly, something creamy, something fresh, and…what the heck…why not throw some more chocolate in there too?
So here it is. Chocolate whoopie cakes sandwiched around a fluffy chocolate mint cream filling, then rolled in crushed peppermint. It’s sweet, it’s refreshing, it’s cozy, it’s festive.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and month…and day.
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