Mocha Whoopies


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My son is a soccer player. He is the goalkeeper in his school team and on Sunday his team took the gold medal in a championship organized among several private schools of Athens.

He has taken his role very seriously and he aspires to become someone like Ronaldo from Real. Up to that point everything is fine, but (why there is always a but in everything?) he uses this as an excuse to not study. He says that since he will become a soccer player, he doesn’t need to be that good at school.

Since I know how few people manage to work themselves up to the top of any game or athletic activity, I try to emphasize to him that, if he wants to become a soccer player, he would first have to be good in school. What do you think about it? Do I do the right thing or should I let him go?

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I, sometimes, am in doubt whether I do the right thing, but I believe that he should have an alternative as good as his first choice in case things don’t go as he has planned them.

Life has become very harsh and unfortunately (or fortunately for that matter) he doesn’t know it yet. It needs a lot of hard work and perseverance and some luck and connections to be able to become recognizable and climb to the top of a sport.

So, school for me is something that will give him the ability to walk on a different path in case he will not be able to make it in soccer.

Nevertheless, I am very happy and proud for his team and himself for taking the gold and for this reason I made him yesterday these delicious whoopies from King Arthur’s Flour to celebrate his win. Needless to say how happy and proud he was, walking around the house wearing the medal all day long. Only at night he took it off and put it in his room at a place when everyone can see it.

These whoopies are so tasty I could not believe it. I am not a coffee drinker, but their mocha taste is simply irresistible. They pair perfectly with a mug of milk or chocolate. I will certainly make them again since it was also my son’s request.

I am linking this to What’s Cooking Wednesday hosted by Ellen!

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Mocha Whoopies

Ingredients

For the Cookies

½ cup butter, room temperature

1 cup brown sugar

2 tsp espresso powder (if you don’t want this you can eliminate it)

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

¾ tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 large egg

½ cup cocoa powder

2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

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For the Filling

1 ¾ cup heavy cream 35% fat

280 gr. / 1 bag (10 10 ½ oz.) mini marshmallows

1 cup caster sugar

1/8 tsp salt

2 tsp espresso powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

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Instructions

First we make the filling because it needs chilling.

 

For the Filling

In a saucepan put everything except the vanilla extract.

Simmer gently and stir until the marshmallows are melted.

Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract and stir.

Pour the filling in a bowl and place it in the fridge for at least 1 hour or until it is chilled.

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For the Cookies

Preheat oven to 175° C/ 350° F.

In a mixer beat the butter, sugar, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla extract.

Add the egg and continue the beating.

Throw the cocoa and stir.

Now add the flour alternately with the milk and continue stirring at medium/low speed.

Once everything is incorporated, scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl so as any pastry ingredients will be fully incorporated to the mix.

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Take a baking sheet and cover with parchment paper.

Drop the dough by a tablespoonful onto the sheet.

You can use a tablespoon cookie scoop either.

You must leave about 2,5 cm/ 1 in. between the cookies as they’ll spread.

I made 32 cookies which make 16 whoopies.

Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes or until they become just firm.

Remove and let them cool.

 

Assembly

As the cookies cool down, take the filling out of the fridge and put it again in the mixer bowl.

Beat in medium speed for 10 to 15 seconds to give it a smooth texture.

Take one cookie, spread a scant spoonful of the filling and top it with another cookie.

Press gently and it is all set.

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5.0 from 5 reviews

Mocha Whoopies
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Cookies
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: American

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Cookies
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp espresso powder (if you don’t want this you can eliminate it)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
For the Filling
  • 1 ¾ cup heavy cream 35% fat
  • 280 gr. / 1 bag (10 10 ½ oz.) mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. First we make the filling because it needs chilling.
For the Filling
  1. In a saucepan put everything except the vanilla extract.
  2. Simmer gently and stir until the marshmallows are melted.
  3. Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract and stir.
  4. Pour the filling in a bowl and place it in the fridge for at least 1 hour or until it is chilled.
For the Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 175° C/ 350° F.
  2. In a mixer beat the butter, sugar, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla extract.
  3. Add the egg and continue the beating.
  4. Throw the cocoa and stir.
  5. Now add the flour alternately with the milk and continue stirring at medium/low speed.
  6. Once everything is incorporated, scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl so as any pastry ingredients will be fully incorporated to the mix.
  7. Take a baking sheet and cover with parchment paper.
  8. Drop the dough by a tablespoonful onto the sheet.
  9. You can use a tablespoon cookie scoop either.
  10. You must leave about 2,5 cm/ 1 in. between the cookies as they’ll spread.
  11. I made 32 cookies which make 16 whoopies.
  12. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes or until they become just firm.
  13. Remove and let them cool.
Assembly
  1. As the cookies cool down, take the filling out of the fridge and put it again in the mixer bowl.
  2. Beat in medium speed for 10 to 15 seconds to give it a smooth texture.
  3. Take one cookie, spread a scant spoonful of the filling and top it with another cookie.
  4. Press gently and it is all set.

Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe adapted from King Arthur’s Flour

5.0 from 5 reviews

Γεμιστά Μπισκότα με Γέμιση Κρέμας Μόκα
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Μπισκότα
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Αμερικάνικη

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
Για τα Μπισκότα
  • ½ φλ. βούτυρο, σε θερμοκρασία δωματίου
  • 1 φλ. καφ ζάχαρη
  • 2 κ.γ. σκόνη espresso (αν δεν θέλετε αυτό μπορείτε να το παραλείψετε)
  • 1 κ.γ. μπέικιν πάουντερ
  • ½ κ.γ. μαγειρική σόδα
  • ¾ κ.γ. αλάτι
  • 1 κ.γ. εκχύλισμα βανίλιας ή μία βανιλίνη
  • 1 μεγάλο αυγό
  • ½ φλ. κακάο σε σκόνη
  • 2⅓ φλ. αλεύρι για όλες τις χρήσεις
  • 1 φλ. γάλα
Για τη Γέμιση
  • 1 ¾ φλ. κρέμα γάλακτος 35% λιπαρά
  • 280 γρ. / 1 τσάντα μίνι marshmallows (μαρσμάλοους έχουν σχεδόν όλα τα s/m απλά όχι μίνι, μπορείτε να χρησιμοποιήσετε και κανονικά απλά κόψτε τα με το ψαλίδι σε μικρά κομματάκια για να λιώσουν πιο εύκολα)
  • 1 φλ. ζάχαρη άχνη
  • ⅛ κ.γ. αλάτι
  • 2 κ.γ. σκόνη espresso
  • 1 κ.γ. εκχύλισμα βανίλιας ή μία βανιλίνη

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Πρώτα κάνουμε τη γέμιση, γιατί χρειάζεται ψύξη.
Για τη Γέμιση
  1. Σε μια κατσαρόλα βάλτε τα πάντα εκτός από το εκχύλισμα βανίλιας ή τη βανιλίνη.
  2. Σιγοβράστε ήπια και ανακατέψτε έως ότου λειώσουν τα marshmallows.
  3. Αποσύρετε από τη φωτιά και προσθέστε το εκχύλισμα βανίλιας και ανακατέψτε.
  4. Ρίξτε τη γέμιση σε ένα μπολ και βάλτε τη στο ψυγείο για τουλάχιστον 1 ώρα ή μέχρι να κρυώσει πολύ καλά.
Για τα Μπισκότα
  1. Προθερμάνετε το φούρνο σε 175° C.
  2. Σε ένα μίξερ χτυπήστε το βούτυρο, τη ζάχαρη, τη σκόνη espresso, το μπέικιν, τη μαγειρική σόδα και το εκχύλισμα βανίλιας.
  3. Προσθέστε το αυγό και συνεχίστε το χτύπημα.
  4. Ρίξτε το κακάο και ανακατέψτε.
  5. Τώρα, προσθέστε το αλεύρι εναλλάξ με το γάλα και συνεχίστε το ανακάτεμα σε μεσαία/χαμηλή ταχύτητα.
  6. Μόλις έχουν όλα ανσωματωθεί, με τη σπάτουλα ανακατέψτε έτσι ώστε τυχόν συστατικά στα πλαινά και στον πάτο του μπολ να ενσωματωθούν στο μίγμα.
  7. Πάρτε ένα ταψί και καλύψτε το με χαρτί ψησίματος.
  8. Ρίξτε από τη ζύμη ένα κουτάλι σούπας αφήνοντας απόσταση ανάμεσα στα μπισκότα 2,5 cm γιατί θα εξαπλωθούν.
  9. Έκανα 32 μπισκότα που μας κάνει 16 whoopies.
  10. Ψήστε τα μπισκότα για 10 έως 12 λεπτά.
  11. Αφαιρέστε και αφήστε να κρυώσουν.
Συναρμολόγηση
  1. Όσο τα μπισκότα κρυώνουν, βγάλτε τη γέμιση από το ψυγείο και βάλτε τη πάλι στο μπωλ του μίξερ.
  2. Χτυπήστε στη μεσαία ταχύτητα για 10 έως 15 δευτερόλεπτα μέχρι να πάρει μια ομοιόμορφη μαλακή υφή.
  3. Πάρτε ένα μπισκότο, βάλτε μια κουταλιά από τη γέμιση και από πάνω ένα άλλο μπισκότο.
  4. Πιέστε απαλά και είναι πανέτοιμα.

Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Συνταγή προσαρμοσμένη από το King Arthur Flour

46 Responses to Mocha Whoopies

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  1. Asmita says:

    Congratulations to your son!
    These whoppie pies are making my mouth water.

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  3. You are right about school and soccer. First responsibility is school work, and if you do well on that, you can do soccer great too! Cannot be half way then no successes! :) My little guy is into swimming. We’re debating to put him in a swim team or not… same as soccer, I feel it’s going to be a busy schedule on weekdays and weekends… Your whoopie pies look delish! I didn’t know about these until I saw some on food blogs. :)

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  5. kiki says:

    Μέρες έχω που τα βλέπω και τα λιμπίζομαι!

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  7. Kathy says:

    Your whoopie’s look great, Katerina! I’m sure a delectable treat! Congrats to your son!

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  9. This is a constant topic of discussion in our house even though Little Man is only 1 1/2 years old :) I’m of the opinion that he can be whatever he wants to be in life but he’s going to have try hard in school first. Your son is lucky you’re watching out for him (and making him delicious treats) :)

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  11. Mari Beika says:

    Μου αρέσουν πάρα πολύ αυτά τα μπισκότα και φαίνονται καταπληκτικά!!
    Φιλιά!

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  13. No matter where life leads each of us, education is very important. What a lovely reward you made for your son.

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  15. Blackswan says:

    Congrats on your son’s achievement, dear! My son plays soccer too, but just for leisure. Many times, the two men in my house would speak in a language that I can’t seemed to understand. Lol! World Cup season is even worse, I’ll be totally neglected :<

    The mocha desserts are a real treat for a celebration!

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  17. Sandi says:

    Seriously girl, I’m salivating over these pies!

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  19. rosita says:

    Totalmente irresistible sus galletas me encanta muy muy rico,abrazos y abrazos.

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  21. Beth says:

    I think you’re making the right decision to emphasize academics. So few make it to the top of their sport, and of course injuries can happen at any time. Good luck!

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  23. these look wonderful Katerina! I’d love to eat these with my cup of coffee!

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  25. Congrats to your son! And great wishes for many more success in the future. This is a great celebratory treat!

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  27. Glad your site is back, I had issues getting on the other day? Wow look at those huge and amazing whoopies. For your son I say encourage him in both. Even sportsmen have to be educated and smart :-)

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  29. Barbara says:

    School first. He’ll need something to fall back on in the event he doesn’t make it OR is injured. You’re right, Katerina. So difficult to make the young see it that way, though.
    Great treat for his reward!

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  31. Joanne says:

    I think we all have had dreams of being famous at some point…but eventually we grow out of them. Good to tell him to focus on both that and school! These whoopie pies sound so good! Love the mocha flavor!

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  33. katie says:

    Yum! Love the idea of mixing mocha flavoring with whoopie pies!!!

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  35. Lila says:

    Γιούπι, γιούπι θα πω εγώ………..και με μόκα που λατρεύω!!!!!
    Φιλάκια πολλά!!!!

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  37. grace says:

    the filling of whoopie pies is always my favorite part, and this is a darn good one! :)

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  39. Education first I’m afraid, great recipe and I’d love one of those right now :)

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  41. rebecca says:

    these look really good, your a great mum and will guide your son well hugs

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  43. Juliana says:

    I am with you in regards to school…first school and then soccer…
    The whoopies looks great Katerina, the cake looks really light and fluffy. Love chocolate and coffee combination.
    Hope you are having a great week my dear :)

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  45. Julie says:

    It’s so hard to teach that balance of what they want and think is important and what you know is important. Sports are so good for kids!! These whoopie pies look SO good!

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  47. Congrats for your son, i guess this is agreat energy booseter for athletics activity,
    i think my niece gonna love this,
    shes gonna coming by next week……

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  49. They look really good with coffee flavor!

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  51. Akila says:

    Oh My God… Just drooling here.. Bookmarked

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  54. Sissi says:

    What a funny name! I don’t think I have ever even heard about whoopies and it seems I have been missing a lot! As a coffee addict, I also love coffee in desserts and cakes, so I’m sure I would enjoy your mocha whoppies too. They also look so cute 😉

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  56. Sounds like your son is blessed to have you as a mother! What a lovely way of celebrating his win! I’ve never tried whoopies before but they look very good!

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  58. mjskit says:

    Being a teacher I definitely think you are doing the right thing! Being a great soccer player may help him become a good athletic for a few years, possible even get a scholarship, but soccer isn’t a lifetime career. With an education, he can get the knowledge and credentials needed to have a lifetime career, hopefully in a field that he enjoys. You obviously are a great mother in many ways and making these delicious looking whoopies just proves it! Will you make these for me? :)

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  60. Susan says:

    What a wonderful treat for your son’s win! They are beautiful and I’m sure so delicious. I love the mocha flavor.

    I think your advice to your son is very sound. Everyone, even professional players need to have a good educational background to fall back on in case of bad luck.

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  62. Debra says:

    Whoopie and congrats to your son’s team!

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  64. Liz says:

    My kids love whoopie pies! I’m going to have to try this mocha version…beautifully done. The chocolate ones I make have a marshmallow filling, too…so yummy. Good luck to your son…I think the message you’re sending is a good one…though it’s hard for them to hear and digest.

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  66. Congratulations!
    These whoopies look marvelous! Perfect for any celebration.

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  68. Didi says:

    Katerina mou congratulations on your son winning the championship, way to go!!

    These pies are absolutely remarkable, beautiful masterpieces!!

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  70. These look so decadent and delicious! I love whoopie pies. The addition of coffee flavor sounds amazing.

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  72. Amallia says:

    It looks so cute. Perfect snacks in the afternoon

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  74. mm_skg says:

    Μπραβο στα παλλικαρια Κατερινα μου!
    Πολυ σωστα τον συμβουλευεις τον γιοκα σου, η μορφωση ειναι βασικο εφοδιο στην ζωη και δεν ειναι μονο μια προϋποθεση για επαγγελματικη αποκατασταση. Το μυαλο πρεπει να μαθει να λειτουργει και να αναπτυχθει η κριτικη σκεψη, αλλα και οι γνωσεις ειναι απαραιτητες ωστε να υπαρχει βαση στους συλλογισμους και αναπτυξη των εκφραστικων μεσων!
    Αυτα τα whoopies πολυ καιρο τα εχω στο ματι αλλα ακομη δεν αποφασισα να τα φτιαξω! Υπεροχα πρεπει να εγιναν με την γεμιση μοκα!
    Πολλα φιλια!

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  77. Συγχαρητήρια Κατερίνα μου! Άντε να ευχηθώ και στην Α’ εθνική!!
    Τέλεια τα μπισκοτάκια σου, δεν έχω φτιάξει ποτέ whoopie αλλά κάθε φορά που βλέπω μια τόσο λαχταριστή φωτογραφία σκέφτομαι ότι πρέπει να το δρομολογήσω! Μ’ αρέσει πολύ και ο καφές οπότε νομίζω ότι τα δικά σου θα είναι πολύ πολύ του γούστου μου!
    Φιλιά πολλά!

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  79. Ξανθή says:

    Πάντα χαρές Κατερίνα μου!!
    Μια φορά προσπάθησα να φτιάξω τέτοια μπισκότα αλλά στο σχήμα τα χαλάσαμε,δε με θέλουν εμένα αυτά.
    Καλό απόγευμα

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  81. Wow, these whoppies look marvelous! Congratulations to your son for winning the championship and good luck to him for a great future in soccer!

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  83. I hope your son continues to have great success in soccer and those whoopie pies look like such a wonderful treat.

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  85. Fingers crossed fro your son, and I am a coffee drinker so this issomething for me.

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  87. CCU says:

    Perfect to celebrate your son’s success my friend, these look simply delicious and addictive 😀

    Cheers
    CCU

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