Sunday, November 13, 2011

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for... Whoopie Pies?

Do you want to know how I spent Saturday night?
Bonding with my sister. Mmm..hmm. Making whoopie pies. Want to know how? Come on and see!

Get your ingredients together. You’ve got your flour, dark brown sugar, baking soda, salt, vanilla, unsweetened cocoa powder, and vegetable shortening.
Mix together your flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. I don’t really think you need to sift it. I didn’t and they turned out fine.

Now crack your egg and mix that and the vanilla in too.
Add the flour and liquid mixture together.

Mix, mix, mix until it is all perfect and smooth. Do you see that peak? Isn’t the batter so perfect.

Yummy batter!

Use a cookie scoop to drop teaspoons onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

They are cooking!

Fresh out of the oven. Yum! They are so fluffy!

Time for the filling.

Mix together your peanut butter, butter, confectioners sugar, and salt according to the directions.

I dropped my new star tip into a piping bag and filled it with filling. This was my first time piping and I enjoyed it very much.

Pipe your filling onto one cake, flat side facing up.

Set the other half on top and push down gently.

Yay! Whoopie pies for everyone. Go make some now :)

Bye, bye!
This following recipe was found on Bakerella.
Classic Chocolate Whoopie
-1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
-2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
-1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
-4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
-1 cup packed dark brown sugar
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
3. In a bowl, sift together, flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
4. In another bowl, beat butter, shortening and sugar with a mixer on low until just combined. Increase speed to medium and beat for about 3 minutes.
5. Add egg and vanilla and beat for two more minutes.
6. Add half of the flour mixture and half of the milk and beat on low until incorporated. Repeat with remaining flour and milk and beat until combined.
7. Using a tablespoon, drop batter on baking sheet two inches apart. Bake for about 10 minutes each or until pies spring back when pressed gently.
8. Remove from oven and cool for about five minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.

Salty Peanut Butter Filling
-3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (or crunchy)
-3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
-3/4 cup confectioners sugar
-1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Beat peanut butter and butter on low until creamy using a mixer.
2. Add sugar and salt and beat on low to incorporate. Increase speed to medium and beat for about four minutes until the filling is light and fluffy.
3. Spread filling on flat side on one cooled cake. Top it with a second cake and press gently.
Store whoopie pies in an airtight container.

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