Friday, October 15, 2010

Whoopie Pies-Week 3


This week I chose to go with whoopie pies. It is my son, Blake's, birthday so these were perfect for today. There are so many ways you can make them. I have made them before a while back, but wanted to go with a "cake" flavor this time around. You can definitely make these festive using Christmas sprinkles or color the batter. The filling possibilities are endless as well.

So, here we are at week 3, leaving 9 more to go!! There are over 50 cookie bakers, so that is alot of cookies each week! I don't think that any of us will have any trouble making our trays for this year!


Birthday Cake Whoopie Pies

For the cookies:

8 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1½ tsp. baking powder
¾ tsp. salt
½ cup milk


Preheat the oven to 375˚ F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Combine the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Blend in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in the vanilla. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; whisk to combine. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients to the bowl, alternating with with the milk, and beating each addition just until incorporated.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop your batter and place an inch or two apart. Bake 8-10 minutes, until the cookies are set (they should not brown.) Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with any remaining batter as necessary.

Buttercream:
1 sticks of butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk

Cream the butter and vanilla together, gradually add the powdered sugar and milk until you get the consistency you want. Add more as needed.

Chocolate Buttercream: Use the above recipe and add 4 heaping Tbsp.

Week 3 Twelve Weeks of Christmas:


37 comments:

Lisa said...

What a nice little birthday treat. I like the touch of sprinkles on top to add some color.

SprinkleBakes said...

Those are so cute! I love whoopie pies so much... both eating them and making them. :)

Bethie said...

Lucky Blake! Mine is next Friday!! I love whoopie too, ya know.

Pam said...

I made my first whoopie pies about a month ago and we loved them so much that I too was thinking about doing mini ones for Christmas and color the batter half red and half green! Yours look yummy : )

Tracy said...

Can you believe I still haven't made whoopie pies of any kind? I need to get on that!

Tracy said...

They look so yummy and delicious, love the sprinkles on top.

The Double Dipped Life said...

These look fabulous! I've never taken the time to make sandwich cookies, but maybe I should. Thanks for hosting this great event!

Megan said...

Happy Birthday Blake! Bet he loved the Whoopie cookies. I cant believe the amount of cookie bakers this year. What fun!
Have a great weekend April!

Sue said...

April, I have yet to make whoopie pies, but I think I am going to take care of that very SOON! Yours look so wonderful! I bet the birthday boy loved them!

jose manuel said...

Geniales estos whopie pies, se ven deliciosos.

Saludos

Ingrid said...

I'm making whoopie pies this weekend! Pumpkin ones though yours look good April. Happy Birthday to your son!
~ingrid

Rachael said...

I saw the whoopie pie cookbook at the store the other day and was intrigued. I might need to try these very soon! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I don't know if I've ever had these! I'd love them though, I'm sure. Esp. with PB icing...

Megan said...

Happy birthday to Blake!

And I love the idea of cake in cookie form - less messy than slicing up an entire cake!

Sweet and Savory said...

These look lighter than what I think the whoopee pies, look like. I bet, they are yummy.

Jennifer said...

What a perfect birthday treat!! I love this idea!

Sportsgirl said...

If you can kill two birds with one stone, why not! They look very pretty and tasty!

Donna-FFW said...

I LOVE the sound of these cookies. Perfect sandwich cookie!

Manu said...

Whoopie pies sound perfect for a Birthbay favor! Yours look delicious! I'm starting this week the 12 weeks christmas cookies, and I'm loving it! Great idea!

Mary said...

These remind me a lot of those sugar cookies WalMart and Kroger sells..do you know what I'm talking about? They're super fluffy and you get a sugar high just looking at them...and they're soooo delicious.

I've never made whoopie pies before..I'll have to do something about that!

Stephanie said...

Late, as always!

http://thehappysorceress.blogspot.com/2010/10/blog-post_16.html

Trisha said...

I've never tried making whoopie pies before. Now I know I have to. Yours really turned out well. They look great and am sure they taste great too.

C'est si bon Sweets said...

I made my first whoopie pie the other day...and well, I'm hooked! I'll be adding this recipe to my whoopie pie collection! They look adorable!

Lucy said...

Mmm I love the look of these! I've never made whoopie pies but am very tempted now.

~*Wende*~ said...

I have been wanting to make these for a while now and yours look great! I am very tempted to make them soon.

Thanks for sharing!

Barbara Bakes said...

I've been wanting to make Whoopie Pies too. I can't believe I never have. Yours are so fun.

chayacomfycook said...

I have made whoopee pies with my class. I almost forgot that and it was memorable. They did a good job but I am sure, nothing like yours.

Erin said...

Your cookies look beautiful and sound oh so delicious! Wonderful cookie!!!

Debbie said...

Oh they look so cute and delicious and I love all the cookie recipes! Great way to get a jump on the holiday baking!

Jamie said...

I've been seeing many recipes for Whoopie Pies and I really want to make some. What a great treat to add to your Christmas trays this year or for a birthday celebration.

amanda @ fake ginger said...

Those are adorable! I love that they look like tiny funfetti cakes!

Avril said...

Goodness! - there is seriously nothing better than a whoppie pie! Endless possibilities....:-)

Barbara said...

What a super neat birthday cookie! I'm loving following along each week. I'll be posting another tomorrow....

Raina said...

Yummy! I have never seen vanilla whoopie pies. They sounds delicious:)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Are you still allowing people to join the Christmas Cookie group!?

keepingthechristmasspiritalive365 said...

These recipes look wonderful. I have never made whoopie pies so am very intrigued! Maybe one day.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Martha (MM) said...

Mmmm, These look and sound so yummy! Thanks for stopping by to check out my sweets for this week too :-)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Whoopie Pies-Week 3


This week I chose to go with whoopie pies. It is my son, Blake's, birthday so these were perfect for today. There are so many ways you can make them. I have made them before a while back, but wanted to go with a "cake" flavor this time around. You can definitely make these festive using Christmas sprinkles or color the batter. The filling possibilities are endless as well.

So, here we are at week 3, leaving 9 more to go!! There are over 50 cookie bakers, so that is alot of cookies each week! I don't think that any of us will have any trouble making our trays for this year!


Birthday Cake Whoopie Pies

For the cookies:

8 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1½ tsp. baking powder
¾ tsp. salt
½ cup milk


Preheat the oven to 375˚ F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Combine the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Blend in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in the vanilla. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; whisk to combine. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients to the bowl, alternating with with the milk, and beating each addition just until incorporated.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop your batter and place an inch or two apart. Bake 8-10 minutes, until the cookies are set (they should not brown.) Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with any remaining batter as necessary.

Buttercream:
1 sticks of butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk

Cream the butter and vanilla together, gradually add the powdered sugar and milk until you get the consistency you want. Add more as needed.

Chocolate Buttercream: Use the above recipe and add 4 heaping Tbsp.

Week 3 Twelve Weeks of Christmas:


37 comments:

Lisa said...

What a nice little birthday treat. I like the touch of sprinkles on top to add some color.

SprinkleBakes said...

Those are so cute! I love whoopie pies so much... both eating them and making them. :)

Bethie said...

Lucky Blake! Mine is next Friday!! I love whoopie too, ya know.

Pam said...

I made my first whoopie pies about a month ago and we loved them so much that I too was thinking about doing mini ones for Christmas and color the batter half red and half green! Yours look yummy : )

Tracy said...

Can you believe I still haven't made whoopie pies of any kind? I need to get on that!

Tracy said...

They look so yummy and delicious, love the sprinkles on top.

The Double Dipped Life said...

These look fabulous! I've never taken the time to make sandwich cookies, but maybe I should. Thanks for hosting this great event!

Megan said...

Happy Birthday Blake! Bet he loved the Whoopie cookies. I cant believe the amount of cookie bakers this year. What fun!
Have a great weekend April!

Sue said...

April, I have yet to make whoopie pies, but I think I am going to take care of that very SOON! Yours look so wonderful! I bet the birthday boy loved them!

jose manuel said...

Geniales estos whopie pies, se ven deliciosos.

Saludos

Ingrid said...

I'm making whoopie pies this weekend! Pumpkin ones though yours look good April. Happy Birthday to your son!
~ingrid

Rachael said...

I saw the whoopie pie cookbook at the store the other day and was intrigued. I might need to try these very soon! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I don't know if I've ever had these! I'd love them though, I'm sure. Esp. with PB icing...

Megan said...

Happy birthday to Blake!

And I love the idea of cake in cookie form - less messy than slicing up an entire cake!

Sweet and Savory said...

These look lighter than what I think the whoopee pies, look like. I bet, they are yummy.

Jennifer said...

What a perfect birthday treat!! I love this idea!

Sportsgirl said...

If you can kill two birds with one stone, why not! They look very pretty and tasty!

Donna-FFW said...

I LOVE the sound of these cookies. Perfect sandwich cookie!

Manu said...

Whoopie pies sound perfect for a Birthbay favor! Yours look delicious! I'm starting this week the 12 weeks christmas cookies, and I'm loving it! Great idea!

Mary said...

These remind me a lot of those sugar cookies WalMart and Kroger sells..do you know what I'm talking about? They're super fluffy and you get a sugar high just looking at them...and they're soooo delicious.

I've never made whoopie pies before..I'll have to do something about that!

Stephanie said...

Late, as always!

http://thehappysorceress.blogspot.com/2010/10/blog-post_16.html

Trisha said...

I've never tried making whoopie pies before. Now I know I have to. Yours really turned out well. They look great and am sure they taste great too.

C'est si bon Sweets said...

I made my first whoopie pie the other day...and well, I'm hooked! I'll be adding this recipe to my whoopie pie collection! They look adorable!

Lucy said...

Mmm I love the look of these! I've never made whoopie pies but am very tempted now.

~*Wende*~ said...

I have been wanting to make these for a while now and yours look great! I am very tempted to make them soon.

Thanks for sharing!

Barbara Bakes said...

I've been wanting to make Whoopie Pies too. I can't believe I never have. Yours are so fun.

chayacomfycook said...

I have made whoopee pies with my class. I almost forgot that and it was memorable. They did a good job but I am sure, nothing like yours.

Erin said...

Your cookies look beautiful and sound oh so delicious! Wonderful cookie!!!

Debbie said...

Oh they look so cute and delicious and I love all the cookie recipes! Great way to get a jump on the holiday baking!

Jamie said...

I've been seeing many recipes for Whoopie Pies and I really want to make some. What a great treat to add to your Christmas trays this year or for a birthday celebration.

amanda @ fake ginger said...

Those are adorable! I love that they look like tiny funfetti cakes!

Avril said...

Goodness! - there is seriously nothing better than a whoppie pie! Endless possibilities....:-)

Barbara said...

What a super neat birthday cookie! I'm loving following along each week. I'll be posting another tomorrow....

Raina said...

Yummy! I have never seen vanilla whoopie pies. They sounds delicious:)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Are you still allowing people to join the Christmas Cookie group!?

keepingthechristmasspiritalive365 said...

These recipes look wonderful. I have never made whoopie pies so am very intrigued! Maybe one day.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Martha (MM) said...

Mmmm, These look and sound so yummy! Thanks for stopping by to check out my sweets for this week too :-)