Dads oft times get a bum wrap and are portrayed as less than manly and capable. The role of dad is a huge responsibility and those guys who endeavor to meet the challenge are worthy of honor and respect. A little love can go a long way to say, I notice and appreciate you. Here is a special treat to make especially for him. Chocolate Espresso Whoopie Pies are decadent and delicious. They are easily transportable so he can even take them when he’s heading to his kids practices and games.
The dark chocolate cookie is rich and cake like. Or even brownie like, with a hint of coffee.
Two cookies are sandwiched together with a frosting filling that is light and fluffy with more coffee flavor!
Whenever a recipe called for instant espresso powder, I substitute instant coffee, preferably a dark roast. Just grind the granules with a mortal and pestle or press with the back of a spoon until it becomes a powder.
Espresso Whoopie Pies
Makes 18 to 20 Whoopie Pies
PRINT ESPRESSO WHOOPIE PIE RECIPE
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup hot coffee
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons instant espresso powder or instant coffee granules
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Frosting for the center:
2 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder or instant coffee granules, dissolved in 2 tablespoons hot water
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicon mats
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