Cake Mix-Chocolate Whoopie Pies

I make these when I don't have time to make the "scratch" version.  They have a chewy brownie-like texture that I like, and they are easy.

1 box devil's food cake mix
1/2 stick butter, melted
2 eggs
2 tablespoons hot water

Place all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Using an electric mixer, blend on medium speed until the ingredients are well combined -- about 2 minutes.

Using a spring loaded metal scoop (1 tablespoon size) or a tablespoon drop mounds of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until the cookie is firm and the top springs back to the touch.

Remove the pan from the oven.  Using a spatula transfer all of the cookies to a cooling rack.    Let cool completely before frosting.

Filling options are listed here.

Makes about 20 oreo-sized whoopie pies.

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