Eat Drink & Be Mary: Peppermint Patty Whoopie Pies


Peppermint Patty Whoopie Pies

Is it too early to start baking for the next holiday?  Too late.  I took full advantage of our snowweek and baked my little heart out.  First up...peppermint patty whoopie pies.  Yum-o.

Just a quick note: if you don't want to make them into whoopie pies, these are fantastic just as normal cake with icing.  The perfect parts of peppermint patty, mint, vanilla and everything else you could imagine.  

Trust me, even if you don't wear green this St. Patty's day no one will pinch you for giving them this treat.  Win-win y'all.  

What you'll need:
+ Shamrock Cookie Cutter
+ The Pioneer Woman's Peppermint Patty cake & Vanilla Mint icing recipes
+ Powdered Sugar

To get the directions for the cake and icing recipes head on over to The Pioneer Woman's blog.

Once you've made your peppermint patty cake and vanilla mint icing, we're in business to make some whoopie pies.  First make sure that your cake has cooled completely; it won't work if it's at all still warm.

Step 1: First cut out shamrock shapes from your cake.  Scrape away excess, but don't you dare consider throwing away all those yummy scraps...they'll come in handy later.

Step 2: Using a piping bag (or ziploc bag) to line the cake with icing and then fill it in, covering the entire piece of cake.

Step 3: Top with a second shamrock-shaped cake piece and sprinkle with powdered sugar.  

And BOOM! you have made yourself one delicious whoopie pie.  Piece of cake. ;)

Now I know you're wondering what to do with all those crumbled up scraps.  Well you have 2 options, both are pretty darn good too. 

Pile up those crumpled up pieces on your plate and one. glop on the extra vanilla mint icing it won't be pretty but it'll be yummy OR two. top with The Pioneer Woman's peppermint patty fudge icing for a super decadent treat fit for a leprechaun.  

Feast your eyes...

Let the trickery begin y'all.  What's your favorite mint/St. Patricks day recipe?  Which icing sounds better to you?

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  1. That looks delicious!!!

    The only mint recipe I've ever made is mint chocolate chip cookies. They were good, but these whoopie pies look even better!

  2. Gosh, these are super cute! I've never thought of making whoopie pies with different shapes! Such a clever idea :D

  3. OH MY GOSH! These look so good, chocolate and mint is my all time favorite combination!

  4. Those look fantastic! Love chocolate and mint combo

  5. Ahhhhhhh! I love this. Your photos are gorgeous <3 My side of the family is very Irish, and with St. Patrick's Day a few weeks away, this is perfect. Thank you!!

  6. YUM!!! You always have the cutest recipes…I love it!!

  7. These look amazing! Mint or peppermint anything and i'm hooked. Pinning them now so I can make them later!

  8. It's never too soon to start baking for the next holiday!! These look yummy!

  9. I'm glad you agree Lexi! I've been baking my heart out with all the snow days, and St. Patricks day seems to be the time.

  10. I'm a big mint fan as well. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family did! :)

  11. Thanks Taylor! I try to make it all look festive :)

  12. It's pretty delicious, you can't go wrong with The Pioneer Woman!

  13. Thanks, taking the pictures is almost as fun as the baking! :) I have another recipe you may enjoy next Tuesday then!

  14. It's a classic that you just can't go wrong with! Enjoy!

  15. It's a classic combo, and perfect for St. Patty's day, of course.

  16. It's always fun to eat something in a festive shape!

  17. Definitely give these a try then! :)


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