Sunday, December 12, 2010

Whoopie! Mint Irish Car Gobs

That's right, it's an unholy alliance of mint, chocolate gob cookies (whoopie pies) and Irish car bomb cupcakes. I used Yuengling black & tan and Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder.

2 cups sugar
½ cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp peppermint extract
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
4 ½ cups flour (545g)
2 tsp soda
½ cup cocoa (41g)
1 cup dark beer heated to just boiling

Cream the shortening and sugar. Mix in wet ingredients. Mix in dry ingredients.After you have mixed all the ingredients and the batter looks like cookie batter, add 1 cup beer. It will look like cake batter. Drop dough onto cookie sheets, bake at 375 for 12 minutes

Baileys Frosting
3 to 4 cups confections sugar 345-460g
1 stick (1/2 cup or 4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 to 4 tablespoons Baileys

Fill the gob sandwiches with the Baileys frosting and enjoy.


  1. I had the exact same plan for mom's gob recipe, the beer for the water! Looks delicious!