Our decadent Death Star Whoopie Pies will make you want to come over to the Dark Side!
We’re a little Star Wars nuts around my house. The boys have been counting down the days all month until we get to go see it. Are tickers are for Sunday and if you tell me anything about the movie, we can’t be friends anymore. I’m not kidding. I’m staying off the Facebook feed and Twitter until Sunday after the movie. In the meantime, we’re marathoning episodes 1-6 tonight and Saturday to get ready! And a Star Wars marathon needs some goodies!
Of course I’m making popcorn. The boys always want popcorn while we watch a movie. But for something a little special, we’re having whoopie pies too. Not just any any old pie, Death Star Whoopie Pies. A little spray on food coloring goes a long way kids! While you may be thinking “there’s no Death Star in the new movie” you need to look at that movie poster again. There is some big ass Death Star looking sphere in the background…so I’m running with it.
If you want to skip the Death Star look, I’d recommend using dark cocoa powder for these Whoopie Pies. It’ll give them an almost black look. And with the red marshmallow creme filling you’ll definitely be going to the dark side. If you’re as excited as we are for this movie release, join me and the other Blockbuster Bloggers who are sharing their awesome Star Wars inspired posts today! May the Force be with you!!
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Need the right equipment?
- ¼ cup hot water
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup shortening
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup milk
- ¾ cup shortening
- 1½ to 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1½ cups marshmallow fluff
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Red gel food coloring, optional
- Silver food color spray
- 1 small circular fondant cutter
- 2 wooden skewers
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet or line it with a Sil-Pat.
- In a bowl, stir together the hot water an cocoa powder until smooth. Set aside to cool.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together the shortening and sugar until well combine and smooth.
- Add in the egg and vanilla. Mix to combine. Add the flour mixture, and beat until just about combined. Add the milk and beat until smooth, scraping the bowl as needed.
- Portion the batter using a small cookie scoop (or rounded tablespoonfuls) onto your prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. (I got 12 portions on a jelly roll pan.)
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the tops are firm.
- Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- In a large mixing bowl beat together the shortening, sugar, marshmallow fluff, and vanilla until well combined.
- If you want to give your some color, now is the time. Add a few drops of red gel food coloring and mix until evenly colored. Add more food coloring as needed until your desired color is reached.
- Flip half of the whoopie pies upside down.
- Use a medium cookie scoop to portion 2 heaping tablespoons of filling on the bottom side of the upside down whoopie pies. Spread the filling evenly over the cookie towards the edges.
- Place each of the top halves of the whoopie pies on a baking sheet. One at a time, place the 2 skewers over the middle of the cookie top with a little space between them. Set the circular cutter just above the top skewer, to the right of center, and press down gently until it just begins to cut into the cookie. While holding the skewers in place (It helps to have a second person holding them) spray the top of the cookie with the silver food color. Just lightly coat it, don't go all crazy!
- Remove the skewers and the fondant cutter. You now have a Death Star. Repeat with the remaining cookie tops.
- Gently place each of the Death Star tops on the filling, decorated side up, and press down until the filling reaches the edges of the cookie.
- Take a bite and come over to the Dark Side.
If you're not up for decorating the tops, these are still killer, classic whoopie pies and SO so good!