Thursday, December 30, 2010

Whoopie Pies in a Jar

Whoopie pies in a jar! That was one of the things that I had included in the gift bag hubby and I had given to his sister, mom and grandma. These were just absolutely delishish! I had gotten the recipe for the cake part from my friend Kelly. (Last year she had done a cookie a week.) I had gotten the filling recipe from here. I had added about 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract to mine - it was Christmas after all :)

Whoopie Pies

2 cups flour
1/2 cup Dutch processed cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
8 T or 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
1cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. If you do not have parchement paper spray them with non-stick.
Wisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Mix in a third of the flour mixture. Add half of the buttermilk. Add another third of flour mixture. Add last half of buttermilk and end with the remainder of the flour mixture.
Scoop batter (about 1/4c) onto prepared cookie sheet spacing them about 2" apart. Bake cakes for 15-18 minutes or until they spring back when pressed. Let cool on the cookie sheet before removing.

Whippy Whoopie Pie Fillling

adapted from the Fannie Farmer cookbook
1 cup milk
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small saucepan, whisk together the milk and flour until thickened. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and shortening until soft and fluffy. Add the coolked milk mixture, then slowly beat in the granulated sugar until very light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract, beat an additional minute or so to fully combine. Spoon into the center of cooled whoopie pies. Enjoy.

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  1. Those turned out great! Glad I could help with the recipe!

  2. These look delicious AND cute :) come on over and link up to MMM !

  3. Yum yum yum! Looks so easy to dive right into those!

  4. These look so yummy! I love the idea of whoopie pies in a jar. I featured you today on my favorite things :)