Thread: Whoopie Pies
#1 Whoopie Pies10-04-2011, 11:32 AM
Quick Info: Servings
Contains Red Meat
Nutritional Info (Per serving): Calories: 202, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 144mg, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Total Fat: 11g, Carbs: 24g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Protein: 3g
Carb Choices: 1.5
Prep Time: 40 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Rest Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 h 50 mins
- 1/3 cup(s) oil, canola
- 3/4 cup(s) sugar, brown, light
- 1 large egg(s)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup(s) flour, whole-wheat pastry
- 1/3 cup(s) cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup(s) milk, fat-free
- 1/2 cup(s) water
- 2 teaspoon gelatin, unflavored
- 1 cup(s) cream, whipping
- 2/3 cup(s) yogurt, fat-free plain
- 1/2 cup(s) sugar, powdered
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven. Coat 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray.
To prepare cookies:
2. Beat oil, brown sugar, egg and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with milk; beat until smooth. Let the batter stand for 15 minutes.
3. Drop batter by the tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheets, spreading the batter into a 2- to 3-inch circle with the back of a spoon if it doesn’t spread itself. (Each large baking sheet accommodates 8 cookies-they will be close together.) Bake the cookies until firm to the touch, about 8 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Wash, dry and coat the baking sheets with cooking spray again. Repeat with the remaining batter.
To prepare filling:
4. While the cookies cool, stir water and gelatin in a small heatproof cup or bowl. Let stand 1 minute. Microwave, uncovered, on High until the gelatin has completely dissolved but the liquid is not boiling, 20 to 30 seconds. (Alternatively, bring 1/2 inch water to a gentle simmer in a small skillet. Set the bowl with the gelatin mixture in the simmering water until the gelatin has dissolved completely.) Stir the mixture until smooth. Let cool for 10 minutes.
5. Beat cream, yogurt, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until very thick, about 1 minute. With the mixer beating constantly, add the gelatin mixture in a steady steam until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until the cream filling is thickened to the consistency of pudding, about 30 minutes. Whisk again until smooth.
To assemble whoopie pies:
6. Turn half the cookies bottom side up and top with a generous 2 tablespoons of the cream. Top with the remaining cookies. Chill in the refrigerator until the filling is set, about 30 minutes.
SR loves whoopie pies, but think it might be easier to buy a few at one of the local Amish bakeries. :D But these are healthier, if there's such a thing as a healthy whoopie pie.
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10-04-2011, 11:39 AM
I hadn't seen whoopie pies until recently, I understand they are going to be the 'new cupcake' here so I shall have to try these in order to be ahead of the trend.
10-04-2011, 01:41 PM
I have always used this recipe:
· 1 egg
· 1/3 c. vegetable oil
· 1 c. sugar
· 2 c. unsifted all-purpose flour
· 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa
· 1 tsp. baking soda
· 1/4 tsp. salt
· 3/4 c. milk
· 1 tsp. vanilla
· Filling (recipe follows)
Heat oven to 350 F. Grease two large cookie sheets and set aside. In a large bowl with mixer at medium speed beat egg and vegetable oil. Gradually beat in sugar and continue beating until pale yellow in color. In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In a measuring cup combine milk and vanilla. Add flour and milk mixtures alternately to eggs and sugar, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheet. These will spread a lot, so make 6 cakes per sheet at a time. Bake about 5 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched with finger. Remove to wire racks to cool. When cool, use filling and two cakes to make sandwiches. Makes 15.
FILLING (consider doubling this for a fuller filling )
· 1/2 c. butter or margarine
· 1 c. confectioners' sugar
· 1 c. Marshmallow Fluff (about 1/2 of a 7 1/2-oz. jar)
· 1 tsp. vanilla
In a medium bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat butter and remaining ingredients until light and fluffy.
In usually make a double batch since it makes the same amount of mess. I always double the amount of frosting. I look at the cookie strictly as a frosting delivery system.
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