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Friday Recipe of the Week- Whoopies!

Christmas is right around the corner and I am busy making a variety of Christmas cookies and candies. This weeks recipe is a double header. I was hoping to add one other flavor in here, but I think I will save it for Valentines Day, possibly. (Keep you guessing).  Both of these are really easy to make, taste delicious and look beautiful when you give them away in a goody bag/box.

Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies and Pumpkin Whoopies with Maple Spice Filling

Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies – Serves 24 approx.

2 C flour, 1/2 C cocoa powder, 3/4 tsp. bk soda, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 C sugar, 1/2 C light brown sugar, 1/2 C whole milk yogurt, 1/3 C canola oil, 3 large eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla and peppermint filling(recipe follows) .

In a med bowl, blend flour, cocoa powder bk soda and salt. Set aside.

In a larger bowl beat together sugars, yogurt, oil, eggs and vanilla on medium speed until mixed. Gradually add flour mixture. Cover and refrigerate batter until chilled, about 30 min.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Transfer batter to a pastry bag. Cut end off about 2in. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pipe circles  onto pan. (keep batter refrigerated between batches). Bake 9 min. COOL COMPLETELY ON PANS! Turn half of the whoopies over so they are bottom side up. Using a pastry bag or knife, add a dollop of peppermint filling. Top with remaining whoopies.

Peppermint Filling

4 oz. cream cheese (room temp), 5 TB unsalted butter (room temp), 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract, 1/8 tsp. salt and 3 C powdered sugar.

In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter  until fluffy. Add peppermint mixture and salt and mix for 30  more sec. Gradually add powdered sugar and mix for 1 min. If filling is to soft add more powdered sugar 1 TB at a time.

Pumpkin Whoopies with Maple Spice Filling – serves 24

3 C flour, 2 tsp. ginger, 1 tsp. each of cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 1 (15 oz) can of pumpkin puree, 2 C light brown sugar, 1 C canola oil, 2 large eggs, 2 TB dark molasses and maple spice filling (recipe below)

In a med. bowl, blend flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a larger bowl, beat together pumpkin puree, brown sugar, oil, eggs and molasses. Gradually add flour mixture. Cover and refrigerate batter until chilled, about 30 min.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Transfer batter to pastry bag and cut off a 2″ tip. Pipe circles of batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet. (keep batter refrigerated in between batches. Bake until whoppies are deep orange and spring back when touched (about 15-20 min). COOL COMPLETELY ON PANS!

Turn half the whoopies over so they are bottom side up. Using a pastry bag or knife add a dollop of maple spice filling onto each whoopies and top with remaining whoopies.

Maple Spice Filling

4oz. cream cheese (room temp), 5 TB unsalted butter(room temp), 1 TB. maple syrup, 1/8 tsp. cinnamon, cloves and salt and 3 C powdered sugar.

Beat together cream cheese and butter. Add maple syrup, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Gradually add powdered sugar. If too thin, add a little more about a TB at a time. Fill whoopies.


 

 

6 thoughts on “Friday Recipe of the Week- Whoopies!

  1. Robin Wagner

    Nicole,

    My first suggestion for the name for the new room would be : ” The Georgian ” Named for the beloved pet dog , and being a family friendly suite !

    Robin

  2. Robin Wagner

    Hi Nicole,

    My second suggestion would be the :

    ” TISDALE SUITE ”

    Life is full of quality and character here
    at the Brayton. Like our wine and suites !

  3. Nicole Brayton

    I love it Robin! I can’t wait to tell Scott about it. It will be interesting to see all that come in between now and the beginning of February when we make our decision.
    Thanks,
    Nicole

  4. Kishan

    - These are ggeroous! I love the Starbucks drink and encompassing those flavors into a cupcake is sheer brilliance!December 12, 2009 – 4:59 pm[]

    1. braytonbb

      I am not a coffee drinker, so I didn’t even realize I was incorporating any flavors from starbucks into to these scrumptious delights.

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