Blueberry-Lemon Whoopie Pies

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
1 hr
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For the cookies:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • Cooking spray
  • For the filling:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
Directions

Position racks in the center and lower third of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. Make the cookies: Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla on medium-high speed in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in the egg until combined, scraping down the bowl. Reduce the mixer speed to low and beat in the flour mixture and milk in 3 alternating batches. Fold in the blueberries with a rubber spatula.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; coat with cooking spray. Arrange mounds of batter, about 2 tablespoons each, 2 inches apart; smooth the tops with a damp finger. Chill until firm, 30 minutes.

Bake the cookies until lightly golden, rotating the pans halfway through, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on the pans for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Make the filling: Beat the cream cheese, butter, lemon zest and juice, vanilla and salt with a mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in the confectioners' sugar on low speed until combined.

Assemble the whoopie pies: Spread 2 tablespoons of filling on the flat side of 6 cookies and sandwich with the remaining cookies. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, overnight.

Photograph by Con Poulos


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