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Pomegranate Balsamic Whoopie Pies

An old school favorite with an amazing balsamic

Yields 24 2-inch sandwich cookies

Prep time:

12 mins

Cook time:

9 mins

Ingredients:

COOKIES:
-2/3 cup sour cream
-1 large egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 teaspoon white vinegar
-2 teaspoons POUR OLIVE Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar
-2 cups all-purpose flour
-1 cup packed brown sugar
-3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature

FILLING:
-5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
-1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
-1 tablespoon light corn syrup
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
-Pinch of salt
-3/4 cup Marshmallow Fluff

Method:

Cookies:
1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment. In a bowl, whisk sour cream, egg, vanilla and vinegars.
2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt, breaking up lumps of sugar. Add butter and beat with an electric mixer on low until butter pieces are no larger than small peas. Stir in sour cream mixture and mix on low speed until moistened. then beat on medium-high until well combined, scraping down sides of bowl periodically.
3. Using a small ice cream scoop, drop batter onto baking sheets, 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until tops are cracked, 8 to 9 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining batter.

Filling:
4. In a bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on low until combined. Beat in corn syrup, vanilla and salt. Stir in Fluff. Beat on high speed until light, about 2 minutes. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
5. Spread a rounded teaspoon of filling onto flat side of a cookie and sandwich with another cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling.