Friday, November 14, 2014

Whoopie Pies

Whoopee – it’s David’s birthday!!  What better way to celebrate than to make some whoopie pies (the fancier and softer version of an Oreo)!  Thank you, Katie, for sharing your family recipe!!

Happy birthday D!

Whoopie Pies
  1. 2 c all purpose flour
  2. 2/3 c cocoa
  3. 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  4. ½ c butter (1 stick), softened
  5. 1 c firmly packed light-brown sugar
  6. 1 large egg
  7. 1 tsp vanilla
  8. 1 c buttermilk
  1. 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  2. 2 c powdered sugar
  3. 1 jar (7.5 oz.) marshmallow crème
  4. 2 tsp vanilla
  5. Food coloring (if want filling a color other than white)
Heat oven to 350.  Grease 2 large baking sheets.  In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda.  In a large bowl with a mixer on high, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Add egg and vanilla, beat to combine.  Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk in small batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture.  Mix until smooth, occasionally scraping sides of bowl.

With a tablespoon, spoon mounds of batter 2” apart onto baking sheets.  Bake 7-10 minutes until cakes just spring back when touched. (Be careful not to over bake).  Transfer to wire rack and  cool completely.  Repeat several times until all batter is gone.  

To make filling, in a medium bowl beat together butter, powdered sugar, marshmallow crème, and vanilla until smooth, about 3 minutes.  Add a drop or two of food coloring if desired.

Spread a rounded tablespoon of filling on flat sides of half the cookies.  Top with the other half to make a “sandwich.”  Enjoy!

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