13 October 2011

Cream-Filled Chocolate Wafers a.ka. Fake Whoopie Pies

These tasty morsels of goodness may look small and nonthreatening.  However, the first bite will have you begging for a glass of milk or your morning coffee.  They are rich, decadent, and quite simply, delicious.  A unique spin on the classic Oreo or Maine favorite, Whoopie Pie, these treats are easy to make and are sure to be a hit at any gathering.


2 8oz packages of 1/3 less fat cream cheese
2/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1.5 cups powdered sugar
4 tbs brown sugar
1 pkg of mini chocolate chips
2 9oz boxes of chocolate wafers (the only ones I've tried and found to work are Nabisco's "Famous Chocolate Wafers" which are hard to find, expensive and very fragile, but the end result makes it totally worth it.)

Beat first three ingredients at medium speed. Gradually add the sugars, beating until well blended. Add chips. Spread layer of mixture onto 1 side of wafer, topping with the other.  Cover and chill minimum two hours but best overnight.  Keep refrigerated.   

Two boxes of the wafers are a must for this recipe and because they are so fragile, be careful in how you spread the mixture.  I've bought boxes before that had several of the cookies broken, which at $3.99 a box, is infuriating for a recipe that requires you to use two cookies to make it complete.

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