Chocolate Hazelnut Whoopie Pies

A hazelnut/peanut butter-filled chocolate bite.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Add the eggs and one teaspoon of vanilla, mix until well blended.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the baking soda, salt, flour and baking cocoa. At low speed, stir into the creamed mixture until smooth.
  4. For the bottom half of the sandwich, drop 25 balls of the dough by tablespoon, 1-inch apart onto a parchment-lined baking tray. Bake 7-8 minutes. Remove from oven and slightly flatten the bottom with a spatula. Cool on a rack.
  5. For the top half, make 25 balls. Dip one side of each ball into the almond slices and place 1-inch apart onto a parchment-lined baking tray. Bake 7-8 minutes. Cool on a rack.
  6. For the filling: cream together the peanut butter, hazelnut spread, remaining vanilla and powdered sugar.
  7. Whip in the heavy cream.
  8. Place the mixture into a gallon zip bag. Squeeze the mixture to one corner, then cut a 1/4-inch tip off the corner of the bag. Pipe one tablespoon of filling on each of the bottom cookie halves.
  9. Top with almond-covered half of cookie. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Michelle,
ALDI Test Kitchen

Ingredients:

1 cup Countryside Creamery Unsalted Butter

1/2 cup Baker’s Corner Granulated Sugar

1/2 cup Baker’s Corner Brown Sugar

2 Goldhen Large Eggs

2 teaspoons Stonemill Essentials Pure Vanilla, divided

1 teaspoon Baker's Corner Baking Soda

1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Iodized Salt

2 cups Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour

1 cup Baker’s Corner Baking Cocoa*

3/4 cup Southern Grove Sliced Almonds

1 1/2 cups Peanut Delight Creamy Peanut Butter

1/2 cup Berryhill Hazelnut Spread

3/4 cup Baker’s Corner Powdered Sugar

1/2 cup Friendly Farms Heavy Whipping Cream

*These are Seasonal items that are only in stores for a limited time and may no longer be available.


Prep Time:
20 minutes

Cook Time:
8 minutes

Total Time:
28 minutes


Yields:
25 sandwiches