Why aren't these called Whoopie Cakes? Chocolate Gobs works. But definitely not pies! These were a hit! Read down below for details about our sales and notes and the such.....
Thursday is Cookie Club Day and today's delectable delight were Whoopie Pies! (2 for $1.00- sorry, we don't take online orders! LOL)
from Martha Stewart.com
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 recipe Seven Minute Frosting, recipe follows
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Sift together flour, salt, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside. Line 2 baking pans with silpats (French nonstick baking mats or parchment paper). In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat until well combined. Slowly add dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
Using a 1-ounce ice cream scoop, scoop cookies onto lined baking pans, 12 cookies per baking pan. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool. Repeat with remaining batter. Spread 2 tablespoons of frosting on the bottom of 24 cookies. Sandwich together with remaining 24 cookies. Store in an airtight container up to 3 days.
Seven Minute Frosting:
2 large egg whites
1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
5 tablespoons cold water
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
In a medium heatproof bowl, combine egg whites, sugar, corn syrup, and cream of tartar with 5 tablespoons of cold water. Place over a pot of boiling water. Using a hand held electric mixer beat on high for 7 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Continue to beat until frosting has cooled.
Yield: 3 cups
- In Martha's pictures hers were smaller with more filling. If we had done smaller ones I don't think there would have been enough frosting! Using our small cookie scoops...look how big these turned out. When I first put the frosting in....it just oozed out and the cookies weren't warm! Perhaps I did something wrong in the cooking of the frosting...dunno.
- The frosting was a bit of a pain to do. Heating, spinning bowl, whipping with electric mixer, arm getting tired....I was thinking I should have just cut corners and used some whipped white frosting or marshmallow cream...When I got to my last few cookies, I did run out of the frosting and had to use a little marshmallow cream....it's not the same. The frosting definitely tastes better.
But, it was a great call, the students loved them. Even though they didn't know what a 'whoopie pie' was...when I told them they were a homemade version of the Oreo Cakesters, then they knew! All it took was a few students buying them and they shared with others who came and bought their own...who shared with others....it was great. We ended up making over $104. That means @ two sandwiches per bag our quadruple batch made 208 sandwiches (give or take a few cookies that were sampled)
A lot of work but it was worth it. Definitely a do-again but perhaps the same 'pie' with a peanut butter filling?