Cookie of the Day: Whoopie Pies with Salted Dulce de Leche

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Holiday season is cookie season! We are all about cookies this month: baking, decorating, gifting and hosting the classic cookie exchange. Today, we’re kicking off 30 days of holiday cookies, so be sure to check back every day for a new recipe! And for more inspiration and great recipes, visit our Cookie Central page. 

 

Is it a pie? Is it a cake? Or is it a cookie? We just like the name: whoopie pie! These superchocolatey, cakelike cookies sandwich a gooey sweet and salty caramel. The result is an uberrich and incredibly decadent dessert that is positively addictive.

 

Whoopie Pies with Salted Dulce de Leche

 

For the cookies:

6 Tbs. unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup natural cocoa powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

 

For the filling:

4 Tbs. unsalted butter, at room temperature

3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

2 Tbs. heavy cream

1/4 to 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/3 cup dulce de leche

 

To make the cookies, in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until combined. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until blended. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt into the bowl and beat just until blended. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the dough until firm, about 2 hours.

 

Space 2 racks evenly in the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.

 

With dampened hands, shape tablespoonfuls of the dough into balls. Place them firmly on the prepared pans, spacing them slightly apart and squishing them a little. You should have about 20 balls. Bake until the cookies are puffed and slightly firm, 8 to 10 minutes, rotating the pans about halfway through. Let the cookies cool on the pans for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

 

While the cookies are cooling, make the filling: In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and confectioners’ sugar on medium-high speed until lightened. Stir in the cream and salt, to taste, on low speed, then stir in the dulce de leche until the filling is smooth.

 

Spread the flat side of half the cookies with a big dollop of the filling. Top each with a second cookie, placing the flat side on the filling. (You’ll probably have a bit more filling than you need, but if you’re like us, you’ll find a good use for it and will sneak spoonfuls here and there.) Refrigerate until the filling is set, at least 1 hour. Whoopie! Makes 10 whoopie pies.

 

For more great cookies and other baking recipes be sure to check out our latest book, Williams-Sonoma Home Baked Comfort.

7 comments about “Cookie of the Day: Whoopie Pies with Salted Dulce de Leche

  1. enrica

    How can I print the recipe,I can´t find the way .I will appreciate your help .
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Carolyn Fine

      There is a print icon at the top of the page right side or control P on your computer keyboard. I print all the time! Great recipes!

      Reply
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