Saturday, January 18, 2014

Semi-Homemade Whoopie Pies

Before I begin, yes, I fully realize this is NOT a super food and it goes against everything I stated in my previous post.  I'd also like to point out that just because I bake something does not mean I binge eat it.  However, I may or may not have consumed four of them throughout the course of the day.  They were indeed that good but they are gone now.  No more temptation.  Okay, confession over.

I discovered by accident that you can make the cookie part of a whoopie pie using any box cake mix.  All you do is mix the cake mix with two eggs and 1/2 cup of oil.  The batter will have the consistency of cookie dough.  Pinch off a small ball.  Roll and flatten it into evenly sized circles.  Repeat 23 more times. Place on cookie sheet 1 inch apart.  Bake for 7-9 minutes on 375 degrees.

While the cookies are cooling, whip up a batch of icing.  This is the fun part because you can play around with different flavors, extracts, and ingredients.  You can use buttercream frosting, marshmallow fluff, or any other creamy creation.

Pipe icing/cream onto flat side of a cookie and place second cookie on top to create sandwich.  Sidenote: I was really disappointed with my new decorating set.  It seemed like an ingenious idea, but the air kept getting trapped and the icing didn't come out smoothly unless the bottle was completely full. 

 Decorate however you wish.  Since these treats were for a birthday party for my newphew, Ethan, I piped a big E on each one.

Eat.  In addition to regular chocolate cakes with vanilla cream, I also made dark chocolate cherry whoopie pies.  Yum!

1 comment:

  1. No say it's not so, Dark Chocolate, with cherry icing?!