Let’s Make Whoopie…Pies, that is!
It’s not a cake or a cookie. It’s a "whoopie." Two cake-like pillows holding sweet cream make these little treats irresistible. They're guaranteed to have your Valentine begging for more.
Arlene Cummings www.cookingwithsugar.com
Whoopie pies are delicious little desserts which are often attributed to Amish women, who put them in their husbands' lunch pails. When the men found them, they would shout, “Whoopie!"
It doesn’t matter what kind of cake you use or what kind of cream you prefer in your whoopie pies. The typical variation has white cream in a chocolate cake, my personal favorite.
They’re so good that two states are battling over where it was invented. Who cares? It’s time to make love, not war over whoopies and just enjoy.
If you follow my easy steps below, your sweetheart will be shouting "whoopie," too!
Step 1. Whip the batter for a good minute or two to give it a thick consistency. I like to put all the batter in a 1-gallon plastic bag and snip a small hole in the corner. This will allow you to pipe the batter into any size circle you like. I prefer them to be on the small side, so I make mine about two inches wide, which spreads to about 3 inches when baked.
Step 2. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, depending on the size. You want them to be set but not overcooked or burned. It’s important to let them cool for about 2 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet to a cooling rack. Don’t stack them or they will stick to each other.
Step 3. When the cookies are completely cooled, frost them. If you want to get fancy, you can put the frosting in a pastry bag and pipe it on, but a knife or a spatula works, too. You want to put a good amount of frosting on the bottom of one cookie.
|Step. 4 Once you have the cream on, top it with another cookie, bottom side down, to form a cookie sandwich. This is when the fun and creativity starts. You can roll the edges of the cookies into different decorations like cookie sugar, small chocolate chips, nuts and coconut. Get as creative as you'd like. |
|I promise once you make whoopie pies you'll be hooked because the possibilities are endless. |