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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Homemade Whoopie Pies

I was first introduced to Whoopie Pies when Mike and I went to Boston for a week vacation about 5 years ago.  I fell in love with the first bite!
I introduced Whoopie Pies to my family when we went on a cruise last month.  We stopped in Portland Maine and I was so excited to see a local bakery making fresh ones. 
My sister has always been more dramatic than I am so her expression totally sells the
awesomeness of Whoopie Pies!
My absolute favorite place to order Whoopie Pies is from Wicked Whoopies!  I can't even describe how incredible these pies are.  I actually ordered them instead of a birthday cake a couple years ago for my 30th birthday. 
So I found a recipe for homemade Whoopie Pies and I knew I had to give it a try.  I'll be honest and say it wasn't anything close as to Wicked Whoopies but they weren't bad.  I don't have a Whoopie Pie pan so I just used a large cupcake pan and put a spoonful of batter in each cup.  It worked okay but I'm sure the correct pan will make them look more like the original Whoopie Pie.
Whoopie Pie Recipe Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow crème
Directions for Cookies
In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer until creamy.  Beat in the brown sugar until fluffy.  Add the egg and finish beating for 1 minute.  Beat in vanilla.  On low speed, beat in the flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk beginning and ending with flour.  Add batter to the pans spreading evenly until level.  Bake at 350 degrees or 11-13 minutes.  Remove from pans to wire rack to cool.
Directions for Filling
In a medium bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth.  Fold in marshmallow crème until well mixed.  Spread 1-2 tablespoons of the filling onto flat side of cookie.  Sandwich with a second cookie.  Refrigerate pies in an airtight container up to 4 days.  Let stand at room temperature before serving.

1 comment:

  1. I honestly think the first Whoopie Pie I ever ate was at your 30th birthday party (and yes, it was tasty)! :) Shannon's expression is awesome!