Gingerbread & Eggnog Whoopie Pies

Gingerbread & Eggnog Whoopie Pies

I haven’t made any whoopie pies since the Royal Wedding and I was really wracking my brains to come up with a Christmas flavor combo that wasn’t candy cane.

Gingerbread & Eggnog Whoopie Pies

I find gingerbread to sometimes be a little overwhelming but these whoopie pies have a nice spicy flavor that’s not too overwhelming. I love it paired with the smooth eggnog buttercream! These would be great for a Christmas party.

Gingerbread & Eggnog Whoopie Pies

Since I don’t have access to real eggnog I made my buttercream with some LorAnn eggnog flavoring. Enjoy with a cup of Eggnog coffee perhaps!

Gingerbread & Eggnog Whoopie Pies

Ingredients

Cake

4 cups plain flour

1 1/2 tsp ground ginger

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

4 tbs vegetable shortening

3/4 cup brown sugar, packed

1 egg

3/4 cup molasses

3/4 cup buttermilk

Eggnog Butterceam

3 cups icing sugar, sifted

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

4 tbs whipping cream

pinch of salt

1/2 - 1 tsp eggnog flavoring

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F/160 C and line a baking tray with parchment paper (or grease a whoopie pie tin). In a medium bowl sift together the flour, spices, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl cream the butter, shortening and sugar together for 3 minutes until creamy.
  3. Beat in the egg and then the molasses. Add half the of the flour mixture and half of the buttermilk and beat until incorporated. Add the rest of the flour and buttermilk and beat until combined.
  4. Drop two tablespoons of batter onto the prepared sheet or pipe the batter into the whoopie pie tin. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool before icing.
  5. Make the buttercream by beating the icing sugar and butter for 3 minutes until the mixture is crumbly. Add in the whipping cream and beat on high speed until fluffy. Beat in the eggnog flavor and whip for another minute.
  6. Pipe or spread a small amount of frosting onto one cake and sandwich with another.
http://www.americancupcakeabroad.com/whoopie-pies/gingerbread-eggnog-whoopie-pies

adapted from Whoopie Pies

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6 Comments

  1. These look very Christmassy indeed! Love the little gingerbreadmen toppers :)

  2. Wow, you have so many yummy things on here this week I don’t know where to look next! I love the gingerbread men sprinkles, I had some of those on some Lola’s cupcakes a couple of Christmases ago.

  3. This is like the BEST Xmas Whoopie pie!!! Even though I’ve never had Eggnog or Whoopie pies but lol I love how you’ve put two really Christmassy ingredients together!!

  4. These look and sound delicious!!

  5. Awww I want one!!! That combination sounds delicious and the gingerbread man sprinkles are too cute :)

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