Step 1: Ingredients
Microwave safe bowl
Stand mixer or hand mixer (not completely necessary, but very very helpful)
Oven preheated to 375 degrees
For the cookies:
6oz semi-sweet chocolate (chips are fine)
1/2 cup / 1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
For the filling:
4 oz cream cheese
splash of vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
Step 2: Melt Chocolate and Butter
Microwave the chocolate and butter, stirring every 30 seconds, until it is fully melted.
Be careful the bowl will be very hot please use hot pads!
Step 3: Add Sugar, Eggs and Vanilla
Step 4: Add Dry Ingredients
Use the spatula to gently mix the dry ingredients into the wet. Stir just until the ingredients come together, and be careful not to over mix.
Step 5: Prepare Cookie Sheet and Scoop Batter
Then scoop your batter onto the tray, I used a disher scoop but a spoon would also work. You want your scoops to be approximately the same size and make sure to give them room because they will spread.
Step 6: Cook the Cookies
Step 7: Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
Step 8: Whip the Cream
Once again this could be done by hand but it would take a lot of effort...
Step 9: Combine Cream Cheese and Whipped Cream
Step 10: Make the Whoopie Pies
The other half of the cookies are the tops of the whoopie pies, if you would like to cut shapes out you should use a cookie cutter and gently push down on the cookie and pop out the shape.
When your tops are ready place them on top of the bottom cookies pushing down slightly so the filling squishes out to the sides.