Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies

I have decided that I am not fancy enough to be driven anywhere by a “driver”.

I know that sounds pretentious, and it’s not like it happens all the time.

But when I AM being driven somewhere, I basically become a nervous wreck…

Taxi drivers, bus drivers, airport shuttles…nervous wreck.

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I’m not necessarily worried about their driving skills, like a sensible person.  No, I get nervous that they are going to kidnap me.  All the time.

On Friday I was lucky enough to be able to attend a fun blogging event in in NYC.  I live about an hour outside the city, so a driver picked me up and took me into New York.

 

Over the course of the hour that I was in the car I had cast myself in a “ripped from the headlines” episode of Law & Order: SVU.

(Obviously Jennifer Aniston was going to play me.  She was so moved by the news story of the “baking blogger who was tragically kidnapped” that she felt compelled to take a break from her busy movie schedule to star in my episode.)

 

My driver spoke with a heavy Eastern European accent and smelled like cigarette smoke, basically a mash-up of all the bad-guy-kidnappers from the movie Taken.

I knew that in a matter of hours, I would be on a plane being sold into the sex-trade having to do weird party tricks while wearing sexy lingerie for rich, sexual deviants.

 

The driver was yelling on the phone to someone pretty much the entire drive.  And at risk of offending half the world, yelling in a foreign language is way scarier than yelling in English.

I was convinced he was angrily negotiating the deal of the human trafficking that was about to occur.  How much was I going for?   What’s the going rate for a 36 year old mom?  Do they know I can bake?

He probably was just having a fight with his wife or something, but logic has never been my forte.

 

I basically resigned myself to the fact that I was about to die, so I texted Kristan, to say my last goodbyes.  Which is lucky, because she reminded me to pull out a few strands of hair and leave it on the seat for DNA evidence.

It’s good to have smart friends.

Speaking of good friends I also had Oprah’s voice on loop in the back of my mind, “don’t go to the second location“, which was basically pointless at that point because I was already IN THE CAR!  Thanks Oprah, how about you do a show on kidnap-murderer limo drivers?  How am I expected to be prepared?

 

But since I am obviously here to tell you about my brush with death, you probably already figured out that I was NOT, in fact, sold into the sex trade black market.  Totally lucky too, because I’m not sure my dad has the karate skills of Liam Neeson.

Near miss, my friends.

 

Annnd, if I was not around to tell the tale , I also couldn’t share with you the genius that are Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies.

Yep, you heard that correctly.

 

I used my favorite chocolate whoopie pie recipe.

The filling is an egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough.

I know some of you have a fear of salmonella poisoning, so there are no worries.

On the other hand, for someone so scared of kidnapper-limo-drivers I stare salmonella in the face on pretty much a daily basis.

I’m a walking contradiction.

 

Mix up your cookie dough…
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And fill a ziplock or piping bag…
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Squeeze some on top of one of your cookies…sorry about the poo-like swirl.
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Now.
I had a little extra filling leftover.
And I ALSO happened to have some Chips Ahoy in the pantry. Don’t ask, my kids love them.
Sooo, I did what any normal person would do.
I made Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough filled Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches.
Waste not, want not.
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It’s a beautiful thing.
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HERE’S THE RECIPE FOR CHOCOLATE WHOOPIE PIES

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Cookie Dough Whoopie Pie Filling

  • Author: Cookies & Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a mixer, cream together butter and both sugars.
  2. Add in vanilla and milk. Stir until combined.
  3. Slowly add in flour and turn mixer up to medium until mixed well.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Fill ziplock or piping bag with cookie dough and pipe onto whoopie pies.

 

 

79 Responses

  1. Seriously I am so glad you didn’t get kidnapped, because there really isn’t anything I could do from Arkansas other than Tweet about it a lot.

    Also, cookie dough whoopie pie filling? It needs to happen here.

  2. Jenny

    ok, don’t take this the wrong way, because I come here for the recipes, but I am really excited about the leave-a-few-strands-of-hair-behind tip. I mean, yes, one could use the recipes every day, and hopefully one would only need to use the DNA trick once or twice a lifetime, but in terms of importance: give me a break, right? I want Olivia to find me. Ice-T thinks he’s all that with the wall of magic computer screens, Elliot’s preoccupied with his messed up family, and Munch is just cracking wise. A girl has to help herself.

  3. I hate riding in taxis! I like being in control of my own destiny so if I want to drive 85mph or poke along at 17mph I can…but leave it to a taxi driver to go 85mph in a school zone or 17 when I am late for the airport. Glad you escaped the kidnapping 🙂

    GREAT job on these. That is a serious!! bag of cookie dough. Whoa. It looks like it weighs about 3 lbs. 🙂 Love it!

  4. I think the EXACT SAME THING every time I am in a cab. I’m always convinced I am going to be put into some sort of human trafficking ring. I go through and rationalize that if they were really going to human traffic me, they would probably steal my phone and yada yada. Basically, I make myself nearly hyperventilate in the back seat. lol

  5. Karen C.

    I actually had a “blind date” night in college where your roommate set you up with someone and you went out on a date before going to a group dance (It was called “Screw your Roommate”…ah, college days). For my date, I was to meet a driver who was going to take me to the restaurant where I was to meet my date. It was certainly sketchy feeling. My roommate wasn’t a total psycho, so I trusted that she wouldn’t have me killed. The driver ended up pulling into a dark alley with “car trouble”. I was not too thrilled – this was in the days way before mobile phone technology that was smaller than a brief case. Yes, I know the feeling you had…I was sure I was to be kidnapped and harmed. It turned out that the driver was my date…wearing a disguise and I actually knew him. The stunt of trying to frighten me before the date did not do much to endear me to him. I had the campus headlines going through my head of that which was to happen to me. He did not have the effect of “savior” that I think he was going for.

    Anyway, love the idea of the CC cookie dough filling for the woopie pies. I am wondering if this filling would work as a layer between cake. Any thoughts? I could also see this as a yummy cupcake frosting perhaps? And although I do sample cookie dough in its raw form, I love the idea of an eggless mix to ward off any salmonella risks.

  6. I totally understand your fear of riding in a cab or anything with a “Driver”. I had a cab take me to a mall while in Las Vegas (found out later I could have walked). My door in the cab did not have a handle, he was soooo scary I was sure I’d never shop again. When I arrived at the mall, my cab fare was only around $7.00 but I was so nervous that I accidentaly pulled out a $100.00 bill instead of a $10.00 and gave it to him. So I was at the mall, safe and sound with no money.

    I’m so glad you’re still around to keep sharing all your wonderful recipes! Thanks!

    1. shelly

      It might be a little loose, but all you would have to do is adjust the milk. Add in a tablespoon at a time until the consistency you want is reached 🙂

  7. I’m glad to hear that you weren’t kidnapped. And to be fair, I think anyone hearing someone yelling in a language they don’t speak would be scary. So it’s not offensive to say. If you can’t understand what someone is saying it makes the yelling much scarier.

    The whoopie pies look amazing! Must.resist.

  8. Rena

    OMG I just made whoopie pies for the first time ever last week, they were life changing. COOKIE DOUGH filling though?? Thats my favorite food. Cant wait to make these. Oh and Im really glad you werent kidnapped so you could still blog and give us awesome recipes. Thanks 🙂

  9. (a) you’re killing me with these. in a good way.
    (b) I totally have the same fears whenever I get in a cab! not so much if I’m going only a short distance, but if I’m getting on a highway, I tend to calculate just when would be the best time to jump out of the moving vehicle if need be. It’s an illness.

  10. Shelly, you are hysterical and a genius! These whoopie pies look AH-mazing!!! I live in Brooklyn and we do car service, not yellow cabs and I am always so freaked out, I discreetly try and take a picture the driver’s license on the back of the headrest and text it to a friend. I’m glad you survived to post wonderful recipes!

  11. Hope

    Seriously, your blog is going to be the death of me, or maybe of my thighs. I made the S’mores whoopie pies yesterday and they are outstanding. I told my coworkers I’d bring some to work on Tuesday, but I honestly don’t know if they are going to make it that long. They are OUT OF CONTROL good. Now I must make these – just not today – because if I send my husband to the store one more time, he might give me the stink eye..lol.

  12. Lol I have that fear too. Not to that extent I guess, but I don’t take taxis when I’m on my own. If you ask me, being kidnapped is more likely than getting salmonella poisoning at home 😛 And way more serious too.
    But anyway, those whoopie pies look good. Though I prefer a lighter filling in my whoopies so I’d probably adapt it to a swiss meringue buttercream or something of that sort.

  13. I’m SO glad you’re still alive to share this recipe. Or at least, still in the United States and not somewhere on a plane in a crate, worried about who the highest bidder was!

    Delish looking recipe. Anything cookie dough is my FAVE! And slavery-free women is high on my priority list, too.

  14. Totally know what you mean about having a ‘driver.’ I cannot stand taking taxis. I always seem to get these super creepy guys, I’m sure it’s not them though, I’m sure it’s just me being neurotic. Anyway, love the cookie dough whoopie pie idea. They look amazing!

  15. Pamela

    I am sorry about your almost near death sex slave kidnapping!!! How frightened you must have been!!..LOL I do have to say a big Thank You though as I was having a pretty down day and when I read your blog, OMG..I thought I was truly going to wet myself I was laughing so hard….after knowing you were safe OF COURSE!!! 🙂 I absolutely LOVE your blog, not only for the recipes but because you share yourself with us & your humor is exactly what keeps me coming back as it exactly what I need after a very long day….and I am glad that you feel you can share with us…so, Thank You for being You!!! God Bless!
    P.S. I can totally see Jennifer Aniston playing you!!! 🙂

  16. SWeetsugarbelle

    These sounded good from the title in my feed, but the pics…WOW! Glad you didn’t get kidnapped and die. If you haven’t watched the movie Frailty, never ever ever do it. It damaged me for life!

  17. The few times I’ve ridden in taxis while living in Europe I feel like I put my life in the hands of the driver. Now I have a new fear to add to my irrational fears list.

    This post had be busting out laughing. Thanks 🙂

    DNA evidence is key. Good life tip.

  18. Hey! There is nothing wrong with chips ahoy. Particularly if you are going to sandwich them with this heavenly concoction. Don’t let the cookie purists get you down. Haters GOTTA hate!

    ps Glad to hear of your near kidnapping miss.
    pps Do you think they make a Hallmark card for something like that?

  19. Yummm! So glad you didn’t get sold into sex slavery. Incidentally, Taken is perhaps my father’s favorite movie…which he reminds me of every time I travel anywhere by myself. And I am always, always instructed not to share cabs. Or go anywhere other than churches, basically. Oh, Liam Neeson, why did you do this to me?

  20. That story just made you my favorite blogger. I’m mean, I’ve always been a fan but now you are my number one. I couldn’t stop smiling the entire time and to top it off, an amazingly yummy recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  21. That is a funny story!!!! I am so glad I’m not the only paranoid person! I’m not usually in a situation where I need a driver . My paranoia is of some one braking in my home! I keep a golf club candy! Too much tv that’s for sure!

    Like the egg free cookie dough. That dollop looks so yummy!

  22. This is probably the funniest post I’ve ever read! I cracked up the entire way through it!!! Glad you made it out ok 🙂

    These whoopie pies look awesome too! One time I made brownie batter filled chocolate chip cookies… so kind of like an opposite recipe 🙂

  23. Karen

    You are so funny! I was never worried about being kidnapped before, but since you mentioned the black market sex trade I am now. I used to think nothing of putting my college daughter in a taxi to go to the airport or to meet me when I visit, but now I’ll be thinking of you and Oprah and the press. Anyway, the whoopie pies make up for the scare I’ll face later. Thanks for the laugh, and the impending nightmares (oh,and the whoopie pies).

  24. Oh my gosh, this has to be the most amazing thing I’ve ever laid my eyes upon. I am definitely making these..they combine my two loves, whoopie pies & cookie dough. Perfect.

  25. Darlene

    Sometimes when I’m out doin’, whatever…running, walking, strolling the mall, I’ll spook myself about the kidnapping thing (too many Lifetime movies, if you ask me) and I’ll hear Oprah in my head, too!! “Don’t go to the second location!” Yikes! She really got in there (another reason why I probably think about the kidnapping thing!)!

    Anyhoo, this whoopie pie filling is genius, GENIUS! These are a few of my favorite things!

  26. Debra Kapellakis

    OK, you squirrelly = Restless, nervous, or unpredictable) girl, you scared me, you made me laugh like a Hyena and then drool like a teething baby! I hope you have a GREAT day!

  27. Don’t even get me started on these whoopie pies. o_O Amazingness!!

    As for your near miss, I hear ya, girl!! I don’t think you’re crazy or that you over reacted one bit!! Next time, text all of your loved ones the make and model of the car… It won’t save your life, necessarily, but at least they can track the psycho down faster!!

  28. It makes me so sad I had to decline that event and miss both you and Kristen from Dine and Dish. I am so very glad you did not get kidnapped or die! And also that you lived to make such delicious treats. Is it weird that I would have turned the leftover cookie dough into a dip for pretzels? Yeah, I’m odd.

  29. Donna D.

    I don’t comment often but I had to comment on this post…actually I debated whether to comment on this post or on the one from your s’mores whoopie pies as that is the post that motivated me to comment 🙂 I have a confession…I was about to pin these awesome looking/sounding whoopie pies (genius idea putting cookie dough in a whoopie pie) without reading your post…gah! What was I thinking! I’m just now getting around to checking out my favorite blogs after a week of not being able to and I guess I was doing the whole skimming/pinning thing but this little voice said “wait a minute you are totally not going to pin that without reading her hilarious story (your stories always make me laugh) and proceeded to read it and then pin it…and yes, I would have been missing out if I hadn’t read it, I think that I would have been going through escape routes in my mind if i had been me in that car (how good would I be at jumping out of a moving car…hmmm…probably not so good)! So then…I proceed to read your s’mores whoopie pie post and well, I absolutely had to comment…somewhere so you know that one more person reads your blog and loves it and well, those who don’t read it they are losing out!

  30. Rachel

    I totally feel you on that especially since when my Aunt, Uncle and cousin flew to Georgia they got a taxi just to take them to the nearest hotel and he was driving all over and then they demanded he let them out as he was just trying to run up the meter and he refused and LOCKED them in. They were all yelling at him and luckily someone on the sidewalk saw and came over, the taxi driver rolled down his window and the man looked at him and said “Hey I don’t know where your from but in America what your doing is illegal and you need to let them out” That finally did it and he unlocked the doors! Needless to say I will NEVER take a taxi in my life. Also these cookie dough sandwiches look AMAZING! and I loved reading your story up to the recipe hehe

  31. FIRST of ALL…..my husband is looking at me funny because I’m laughing out loud…and wiping away a few tears reading this post. Oh, don’t you hate when you hear Oprah in your head? 😉 “YOU’RE being kidnapped! And YOU’RE being kidnapped!” 😉 So glad you had Kristan to walk you through the placement of DNA in the car.

    These whoopie pie NEED to happen. Wanna come over? I’ll send a car.

  32. I don’t think I’ve ever had one but now I want to try one. I saw them once on QVC and people were going crazy calilng in. . . and yes I watch QVC sometimes 🙂

  33. elise

    Do the leftover cookies have to be refrigerated? I made them tonight and they are to die for! Great recipe and an awesome blog!

  34. WTF is wrong with you these cookies suck fucking dick they are misssing the key ingredient breast milk and dust from the kitchen cupboard make it right or dont post FAIL!!!!

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