Thursday, August 23, 2012
Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling
First of all, I would like to apologise to some of you that i've made a mistake in the date for posting this whoopie pies for our bake along . Earlier, i had indicated August 28 on the sidebar of my blog for our whoopie pie bake, i didnt realise that the posting date is today until i saw my baking partners, Joyce and Zoe posting theirs this morning. oh gosh and i'm only writing the post now...i was actually thinking to take a break for a week. So friends if you are baking along with us, the linky will be opened from today till August 29, 2012. My apologies.
As i've never made whoopie pies before, i wanted to choose something that's not too fancy with the flavours. Whoopie pies have always been described as a cake like cookie with some frosting sandwiched between the two cookies. i'm quite excited to make these when i know that i'm going to make them. I"m happy the way the whoopie pies turned out, the cookie itself is something like a cross between a cake and a cookie , kind of hard for me to describe, i guess you will have to try it yourself. They are very delicious and i would like to try making it again with different flavours next time.When dropping the batter onto the parchment paper to bake, you can choose to drop them by tablespoons or use a piping bag . As for me, i used a piping bag to do it, for me i think it's easier and just remember to leave about 3 inches apart between each cookie as they will spread when they are baking. Whenever whoopie pies are mentioned, i always thought of whoopi goldberg..i wonder if she likes eating whoopie pies...
Recipe ( from canadianliving.com )
makes around 36 cookies/18 whoopie pies
113gm butter, at room temperature
225gm sugar ( i used 175gm )
1 tsp vanilla
219gm all purpose flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
11/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Cream Cheese Filling
220gm cream cheese, softened
76 gm butter, softened
250gm icing sugar ( i didnt use all )
Beat the butter and cream cheese till smooth , add in icing sugar bit by bit until you reach the desired consistency and taste.
Method for whoopie pies:
1. In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy , beat in eggs and vanilla.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Stir into butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, making 3 additions of flour and 2 additions of buttermilk.
3. You can drop by tablespoons of batter onto the parchment paper, leaving 3 inches apart and bake in a preheated oven at 180C until the top is slightly crack and spring back when lightly touched, about 12-14 minutes. ( i used a piping bag to pipe the batter onto the parchment paper, i piped them round about diameter 3.5cm each ) Let them cool in a wiring rack.
4.To assemble, take a dollop of filling and sandwich between 2 cookies.
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