Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies

What is the best part about making chocolate chip cookies?  That would be eating the cookie dough.  Of course we all know that doing this is not very healthy.  Luckily, Lindsay of the blog Love and Olive Oil created a cookbook that allows us to eat all the cookie dough we want without getting sick.  What could be better than that?!

The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook is filled with all different types of sweets with cookie dough as the main ingredient.  With all this apple and pumpkin baking going on, I really wanted to make something chocolaty (did I spell that right?).  From the book, I decided to make the Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies.  I actually bought the ingredients to make this about 2-3 months ago and never got to it.  I am glad I finally did!

So first you make the cookies.  These are made with dark cocoa and espresso powder.  I have never baked with espresso powder before and I think I have used dark cocoa once.  These two ingredients give the cookies a great flavor you don’t normally taste in whoopie pies.

And now for that wonderful cookie dough filling…

The recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of filling per whoopie pie.  It is enough to fill the cookies, but I think it could use a tad more.  Who doesn’t like extra?  The next time I make these, I will double the filling recipe :).

These are absolutely delicious!  And it is a great dessert to bring somewhere because you get quite a few!  I got 18 whoopie pies out of the recipe.

If  you are a cookie dough lover, and really, who isn’t, this book is for you!  And if you love whoopie pies, you will think these are fabulous!  Pick up the book to try these and check out the blog Love and Olive Oil!