This whoopie pie recipe starts with vanilla whoopie pies that are studded with chocolate chips and surround a creamy mint filling. These little desserts are as delicious as they are fun!
Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pie Recipe Just for Fun
My love- for St. Patrick’s Day comes in waves. In my teens and 20’s I pretty much ignored St. Patrick’s Day. I’d arrogantly think to myself, “I’m Greek, not Irish”! I never wore green, in fact, I didn’t even own anything green. There was no “kiss me I’m Irish” for me! I somehow found my inner Irish when it came to drinking. Even I knew that Irish Pubs were the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day!
When I was raising preschoolers, I was all over celebrating St. Patty’s Day. I’d make all sorts of rainbow treats, our house would be decked out in shamrocks and Leprauchan traps would be set!
As the kids grew they discovered that there was no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and that Leprauchans were not real. While they matured, I got lazy. My shamrocks never made it out of the basement and the traps were never set again. We all seemed ok without St. Patrick’s Day apathy.
These days, instead of decorating the house and making rainbows, I just make Irish themed food. It’s more fun, tastier and everyone benefits. Hummus topped Irish Nachos, Chocolate and Mint Mini Cheesecakes, and Guinness Slow Cooker Short Ribs are the kinds of “treats” I make for my family. Personally, I think creating and then feasting on Irish grub is the BEST way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
About Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies
These pie are simple and you’ll love them! I kept the cakes vanilla and added chocolate chips to work with the minty filling. You want to keep these on the small side, I would use a small cookie scoop to scoop out your dough. As far as the filling goes, I used green gel food coloring, but the mint flavor would be fine without the color if you are opposed to using food coloring! I piped my frosting on, but you do not have to invest in any piping tools, a ziptop bag would work or you could just spread the frosting. The recipe is rather straightforward and there is no hiding how delicious these mint chocolate chip whoopie pies taste.
- 5 tablespoons butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons shortening
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ¼ cup flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- ¾ cup softened butter
- 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon peppermint extract
- Green food gel
Position an oven rack in the center and preheat the oven to 375. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In the bowl of a mixer, combine butter, shortening, and sugars until smooth creamy. Beat in eggs and the buttermilk until fully combined. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a bowl or measuring cup, combine the milk, vinegar, and baking soda. Add the milk mixture to the batter along with the flour mixture, beat until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. Scoop a tablespoon or a small cookie scoop's worth of dough onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until the cakes spring back when touched. Remove and allow the cakes to cool completely.
Meanwhile, prepare the frosting by beating the butter until creamy. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar one cup at a time, adding milk to create a creamy consistency. Add extract. Carefully add in enough gel food coloring to create a bright green frosting.
Place frosting in a piping bag and pipe about a tablespoon or so of frosting on the flat side of 12 cakes, top with remaining cakes.
Amount Per Serving Calories 0Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g