Friday, August 22, 2008

Whoopee Pies!

My baby sister Margo is here. We have been hanging out and today we made pizzas for dinner, and whoopee pies for dessert! They were pretty quick, and pretty easy, although next time I make them I will definitely use a different filling. The chocolate cookie-cakes are not too sweet, and soft, and so good. The recipe I used had a marshmallow filling, which didn't really work for me. I would use this filling instead.
Whoopee Pies
From epicurious.com. Makes about 2 dozen sandwiches.
2 c rice flour mix
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 t xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature (I used half shortening and half butter)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 cup milk

Position racks in the oven on the top third and bottom third. Preheat oven to 425. Mix rice flour mix, cocoa, baking soda, xanthan gum, and salt in a bowl. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy, then beat in egg. Add half the flour mix, then half the milk, then the rest of the flour and the rest of the milk. Drop by teaspoonfuls on a cookie sheet, preferably lined with a silpat or parchment paper. Bake 5-7 minutes, let cool for 5 minutes, remove to a rack, and repeat with the rest of the batter.
Make into sandwiches, probably with this filling:

1/2 stick butter, room temp
1/4 c veg shortening
2 c sifted confectioners sugar
2 t vanilla

Mix everything together.


Or with this filling:
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups marshmallow cream

Mix everything together.

4 comments:

  1. OMG these look awesome! I'm so jealous

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  2. Those look SO good! I've never had a whoopie pie, and now, unfortunately I'll never have the real thing, but way to go!

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  3. Thanks! THese are pretty close to the real thing, at least from what I can remember!

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