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 )
makes around 36 cookies/18 whoopie pies
113gm butter, at room temperature
225gm sugar ( i used 175gm )
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
219gm all purpose flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
11/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1cup buttermilk

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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  1. Hi Lena, Good morning, I thought that you may have forgotten and wanted to sms you later! haha! My kids was laughing when they saw the name Whoopie, my daughter says that I'm making the Whoopi Goldberg's cake!!
    At first I was thinking of making one with cream cheese filling. I'll make that next time, as there will be a next time for Whoopie Pies!

  2. I used to wonder what whoopie pies are. From your last photo, I think I can imagine the texture. The kids will love this.

  3. hmmm that's a nice bite that i'd love, soft but taste like oreo cookie

  4. Lena, the whoopie pies looks nice. I just told Zoe that I actually thinking of making it a few days a go, hope I have times to do it this wkend to join in the fun.

  5. Hi Lena, the texture of your Whoopie Pie looks so crumbly and moist! Looks really delicious. This is also my first time making Whoopie Pies. I'm really glad to take part in the Bake Along as it encourages me to try new things!

  6. Hi Lena,

    Remember I got mixed up too with the dates of one of our previous bake-along... No worries! You are not alone. I reckon we have too much schedule to keep up and too many dates will cause confusion easily. Would you think that baking and blogging is not so easy? :p

    Funny that you are associating Whoopie pie with Whoopi Goldberg. I didn't think of that. Your Whoopie Goldberg pies look gorgeous and I'm sure Whoopie Goldberg will finish them all :D


  7. You know I've always wanted to try making whoopie pies! It looks sinfully good...cakey chocolaty cookie with cream in b/w...sounds too good! Haha, I have the same exact thought too, I thought whoopi goldberg came up with this recipe or someone designed it just for her or something, lol!

  8. I am the odd one out in terms of flavor lol! All of you made chocolate whoopies, which was my first choice too but changed my mind when my sister kept on talking about velvet cake so I thought why not bake velvet whoopies instead, lol!

  9. Dear Lena,

    Holiday is a time for family ties
    So fast it's over, how time flies
    Look delicious, your whoopie pies
    Glad for you they materialised
    Having some now would be nice
    Together with my French fries

    From you came another humorous essay
    Laughter's the best medicine, so they say
    Make me laugh like the witch, hee hee hee
    Thanks for making us smile, sweet lady

    The witch has a more powerful boss
    Bullying her disciple makes her cross
    Aiyoh, 'Wa lang si liaw', hancur, mati
    Much better to make a peace treaty
    Share the jackpot with my partner in rhyme
    Still have balance to last for a lifetime

    When we think we are master
    There are always others better
    With stronger rival, don't play-play
    Make peace not war, that's the way
    That's the way, ah ha, ah ha
    I like it, ah ha, ah ha-llelujah
    Sing hallelujah, praise the Lord
    Lets worship God with one accord
    Best wishes always from Dreamer
    May your days ahead be brighter
    Praise the Lord!

  10. For a minute, I thought whoopie pie is the sister of macaron, seriously. You mentioned it's sort of like 2 pieces of cake with filing sandwiched between them. Looks simple and delicious :)

    I'm not sure I got the time for this bake along. Been quite busy lately and I have not yet recovered from my 'long holidays' fever @.@

  11. I do curious with the taste of whoopie pie, how i wish can have a bite on it.

    oh ya lena, i went to ipoh last monday, but forgot to get your contact, next time shall rearrange to meet u up.

  12. Lena...yours look so good. Drooling as always :))

  13. Lena this is very awesome pretty whoopie pies. Yeah earlier I marked down my diary on the 28th too. Hahaha...

    Before the cease of my grandma inlaw, I've bookmarked whoopie pies and also I bought a pack of upsidedown apple cornmeal recipe to bake along with you guys. Unfortunately, I didn't bake it at the end of the day. Don't worry I'll come back to bake around/maybe in Sept k.

  14. Lena... I want you to employ me as your "taster!" LOL..

  15. Wow! This look very tempting ! Beautifully done but mine does not look as nice as yours. I think I should try this recipe of yours! Cream frosting with chocolate , like a piece of heaven! YUM!

  16. Hi Lena,
    You made me laugh associating Whoopi with Whoopies :D. From now on every time when I'll think of either, I'll invariably remember the other :D .
    Great looking cookies and I love your filling. Will definitely try with cream cheese next time.
    Thanx once again for hosting this challenge.

  17. Lena , your whoopie pies look moist and very delicious ! And the filling sounds yummy ! I guess I will use the last of my cream cheese for my filling as well ! lol

    Re muffins , I was a little bit hesitant at first not cooking the cherries but it turned out wonderfully moist and soft ! Thank heavens ! :D

  18. Lena, no worries about the date or anything! Just enjoy & have fun. Your pies look truly tempting & luscious. slurppp.... Hope you're having a lovely evening.

  19. your whoopie pies with cheese filling. I love whoopie pie. The texture is beautiful. They look like little burgers...hehe. Or at a quick glance they actually look like macarons. So far I have made once only I made sweet potato whoopie pies with peanut butter filling They were really good. I should make again....drooling :D

  20. Lena, your whoopie pies look really good. My daughter always wanted me to make red velvet whoopi pies. I must try it! So you thought you could get away from us for a week?! :D I should talk, I did sneak away to Michigan and left everyone behind, but I'm showing pictures! Hope you get a chance to take a break!

  21. joyce: i think you better sms me next time!!haha! early in the morning see you and zoe's posting, made me kelam kabut already!!

    phong hong: the texture is quite soft and fluffy, i'm sure you will also like it too!

    fishee: yeah, a blogger said that it's also nicknamed as the big oreo cookie!

    jess: oh, hope you can find some time to bake some whoopie pies and share it with us!

    mich: i like your banana flavoured whoopies pies! that's very inspiring!Glad to know that our theme has motivated to bake these!

    zoe: yeah, so many dates to remember and each time i have to go back and check the dates again, blogging is fun but not easy especially taking parts in events.

    bee2: haha! who knows maybe someone invented from her hometown? but i do think the name' whoopie' sounds very cheerful!

    jeannie: actually i think red velvet do taste like chocolate cake too with some red colouring added and yours are looking great! I'm sure your filling with raspberries tasted delicious!

  22. Yum! I've made pumpkin whoopie pies, but have never made traditional ones for some reason. I really want to!


  23. dreamer:

    Tho there was no cooking for a week
    me and the witch never rest so to speak
    working on our spells to sharpen our techniques
    tell you, now the witch's bag is full of tricks!

    so fast you said ' si liao' mati
    hv you made your white flag oredi
    the witch is too excited after reading your poem
    with a broom now singing "we are the champion"

    ok ok, mati or no mati
    when are you giving me your money?
    Pls TT the money into the bank with tiger's head
    a/c number is 1234 5678

    Giving you 3 days to get ready, dreamer
    i may sound greedy but not a joker
    fail to act, what consequences i dun know
    so it's best for you to follow
    once i happily receive my money
    will bring you and Lock for ipoh white coffee
    remember the dateline is monday 2.30pm
    after coffee, i will belanja you makan durian.

  24. yvonne: some say that whoopie pies are the poor man's macarons,haha! they are not difficult to make, even if you hv no mood to bake now, you can try baking them some other time, i think you will love these too.

    eileen: yeah, let me know the next time you are in ipoh. we go makan-ning!!

    elin: thank you, madam!

    angeline: yeah, i have confused myself with all the dates. Hope all is well with you and hope to see you joining again next month.

  25. Lena, for a strange's reason, every time when I see whoopie pie, I will think of Whoopi Goldberg, haha! I actually haven't had a whoopie pie before, may be I can grab some from your place! Love the cream cheese filling for your whoopie pies!

  26. I never had a whoopie pie before... but yours sure look very tempting !! Somehow they make a good alternative for macarons which I find it too sweet !

  27. My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

    Filling a Swimming Pool

  28. Yikes I'm almost late for this one... gotta bake this weekend.....

    By the way for the next one: Yoghurt cake, are we allowed to dress it up a little??

  29. I haven't made whoopie pies before and I think like you I'd make something simpler first. I love chocolate and cream cheese together so these would be a perfect place to start!

  30. Ahhhh so many yummy chocolate flavour whoopie pies! I've done mine!! will find time to post tomorrow! Definitely not chocolate flavours hehehe ;)

  31. I Joyce's mint filling and your cheese filling in the whoopie pie too. Sound so yummy!

  32. Your pictures make me smile and drool (just a bit) at the same time! That cream cheese filling must be delicious and I imagine you could add many flavor variations!

  33. Gorgeous clicks, Lena. I adore whoopie pies, particularly when they are sandwiched with cream cheese!

  34. I've only tried whoopie pies once and loved it! This sounds like a delicious recipe, might try them one day since we love choc and cream cheese. Was wondering if these would be okay to keep overnight?

  35. claire: taster? no lah..i prefer you as my elin! haha!

    kit: i just saw you made another whoopie pies, i will chk out after this!

    anuja: haha! yeah whoopi and whoopie..

    anne: maybe you can try making some whoopie pies too with the cream cheese you have. Thanks for telling me about the muffins :)

    kristy: thank you! hope you have a nice weekend too!

    marymoh: i also think they look like macarons but never thought of burgers! mmm..peanut butter is delicious!

    lyndsey: looks like you had a great time in michigan. actually i've already taken a few days off from blogging, just that i wanted more!

    sues: i know pumpkin is also another popular flavor for whoopie pies. i love pumpkin a lot and i think i will love it.

    jessie: haha! so i'm not the only one who thought of whoopi goldberg! try making some whoopie pies, i'm sure your kids will love it especially with choc flavour.

    joyce@cc: oh yes, they do look like far i've only made macarons once but the one that i made was not really sweet maybe because i used passionfruit as filling.

    ranjini: thank you for coming by!

    kellysiew: oh, you're back from aust? hope to see your whoopie pies too! regarding the yogurt cake, yes, you can dress the cake as much as you like, no problem!

    allthatimeating: thank you! maybe you should start making some too..

    Peng: i just saw your entry, will go in and chk after this!thanks!!

    ann: i think all of entries up there are delicious and i'm happy to see various kind of fillings for the whoopie pies.

    chris: haha! you are really cute with your 'just a bit'!

    angie: just want to play safe, chocolate and cream cheese and now after making my first whoopie pies, i'm getting more brave to try other flavours.

    fern: i actually kept the balance in the fridge overnight because of the filling. No problem, the whoopie pies stay just as soft.

  36. Hi Lena, I'm back! And yup..I've cleaned up my house and all is well again..yippee! The 3 of you really have all the energy to bake a long. Lovely perfect whoopie pie. I've never tasted one, can send some over? Please?

  37. Lena, Happy weekend to you. Seems time flying off so quickly, school holiday is almost over. Again we have to go running here & there taking care of our kids. haha... I haven't had a chance to try out whoopie pie but will sure someday. Yours looks also tempting.
    Enjoy your day, dear.

  38. lens look amazing and delicious love them!

  39. All these Whoopie Pies are sending me into a spin, Lena. I think I would like the yours with Cream Cheese filling. I'll have to mention it to my Amish Whoopie Pie baking friend Katie. She usually saves me the Pumpkin flavored Whoopie Pies. BTW, did you know Whoopie Pies have a nickname? Gob, yep that's right. Some Amish folks around here just call them Gobs. I think it's because of the way they just plop them down before baking, lol...

    Thanks for sharing...

  40. Your whoopie pies look so even and nicely shaped, I gotta use a piping bag next time too. It was fun baking whoopie pies with u all. -Baby Sumo

  41. Hi Lena, delicious whoopie pies, love the filling yum yum.... texture look very moist.

    Have a nice weekend.

  42. Eileen, Hundred Eighty DegreesAugust 26, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Haha, you associate WP with WG. Yours look soft and moist :)

  43. Hi Lena,
    Your whoopie pie looks so nicely shape.
    i like the filling of your whoopie pie.
    i would like to share an award with you,
    do drop by here to collect here:

  44. I have always made a marshmallow filling with whoopee pies but I think, the cream cheese sounds even better. I wanted to make these with all of you but I had no one to give them to. Once, school opens and I bake for my class, I can make these treats.