Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Whoopie Pies

I enjoy a good whoopie pie, so I decided to try making my own. I find the ones you buy at a bakery are often too big so I wanted to scale them down and I feel like the secret to a good whoopie pie is in the filling so I looked for a filling recipe that sounded tasty. I started with Martha Stewart's Mini Chocolate Whoopie Pie recipe for the cake part of the pies. And I used a food network recipe for the filling. I made slight adjustments to both recipes.

For the pies:
Preheat the oven to 375
Mix together dry ingredients and set aside
           1 3/4 cups flour
           3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
           1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
           1/2 teaspoon salt

Using mixer cream together
           1/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon butter
           1/2 cup granulated sugar
           1/2 cup brown sugar
When that is smooth add
           1 egg
beat until well mixed, and looks pale and fluffy

Combine and set aside
           1 cup milk
           1 teaspoon vanilla

Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture
Once combined add the milk & vanilla
Add the rest of the flour mixture

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and drop mounds of dough, trying to keep the sizes uniform, onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for about 12 minutes.

For the filling:
Using a mixer combine
           1 1/2 cups butter
           3 cups of powdered sugar
           1 1/3 cups marshmallow Fluff
           dash of salt
           1 teaspoon vanilla
Once well combined slowly, a little at a time add milk (you may need up to 1/2 cup) to get a nice spreadable consistency.

The final step is to combine the pies with the filling. Spread filling one on cooled pie and top with another pie of equal size.