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Chocolate and Mint Whoopie Pies
Method

For the cookies:

  • Position oven rack to middle level and preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Line 5 very large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Beat the margarine and sugar in a mixer on high speed, using the whisk attachment. Beat for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the 2 egg yolks, waiting for the first one to become completely incorporated before adding the next one. Then add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  •  Sift the cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and flour into a large bowl.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of the flour mixture and all of the milk to the mixer. Beat until completely combined. It might seem like the mixture curdles, but don’t worry about this.
  • Add another 3 tablespoons and continue beating. Continue adding the flour mixture in batches so that the butter can completely dissolve and not form any lumps. When all of the flour has been added and the mixture is smooth, remove the mixing bowl and continue by mixing with a spatula.
  • Put the dough in a piping bag. Pipe round circles of dough allowing about 7 cm of space between one other. (Each pan should hold about 6 cookies.)
  • Place one baking sheet in the oven at a time. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the cookies rise slightly and spread out but they should be soft.
  • Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes after baking. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Repeat the same process for the remaining dough, until all 5 baking sheets have been filled with the dough and baked into cookies.

For the filling:

  • Combine the chocolate and heavy cream in a small bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Heat bowl in microwave, set at 800 watts for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir until the chocolate is smooth.
  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the butter, caster sugar, mint extract, vanilla and food coloring. Beat until a homogenous mixture is formed.

To assemble:

  • Fill a piping bag with the ganache and set aside until it cools.
  • Fill a second piping bag with the mint filling.
  • Pipe the mint filling on half of the cookies.
  • Pipe the chocolate ganache onto the remaining cookies.
  • Join the cookies together so that the chocolate ganache touches the mint filling, for  whoopie pies with double filling!  
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Nutritional
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

319
Calories (kcal)
18 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

12.0
Total Fat (g)
19 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

3.9
Saturated Fat (g)
22 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

47.0
Total Carbs (g)
20 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

33.6
Sugars (g)
42 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

4.2
Protein (g)
9 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.8
Fibre (g)
13 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.6
Sodium (g)
11 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.