Monday, October 18, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies



I've been craving whoopie pies since two summers ago when I drove to Lancaster for the sole purpose of obtaining one and shoving it in my face.   I was planning on making pumpkin whoopie pies with maple cinnamon cream since those are the best by far, but I haven't tracked down a can of pumpkin yet and we all know I am pretty much the least patient person around.  


Now these will never be as good as the ones you buy straight from the Amish girl at the farm stand but they are about as close as you can get.  The cakes are moist and chocolatey and the cream is sweet but not even close to sickening.  It's chocolate peanut butter heaven, and I can't think of a better heaven to go to than that.  Except maybe pickle heaven.  I'd be happy there.  Chocolate peanut butter pickle heaven.





Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies recipe from Cate's World Kitchen

1 3/4 Cups Flour
3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
5 Tablespoons (70g) Butter, soft
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 egg
1 Cup Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla


Preheat oven to 375F/190C

Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
 
Cream butter and sugars, add the egg and beat well.

Stir together the milk and vanilla.

 Alternately add the milk/vanilla and flour mixture to the butter and sugars until well combined.

Using an ice cream scoop or large spoon, place batter two inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake 12 minutes.  Cool on pan 10 minutes.  Finish cooling on a rack. 


Peanut Butter Filling recipe from Judy's Kitchen

1 Cup (226g) Butter, soft
1 Cup Peanut Butter (I used Jif)
1 Cup Marshmallow Fluff
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon

Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth and creamy.  Pipe or spoon onto cooled cakes and sandwich together.

Makes 9 Whoopie Pies.
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3 comments:

Living with Bugs said...

so this new guy that brings muffins, cookies and whoopie pies to work is becoming extremely popular and i am on a good road of developing diabetes! be my friend please :P!!!

Living with Bugs said...

oh and i forgot to say thank you for the daily kick of sweetness this week!

Jenna said...

You're welcome! I'm glad you like everything, and if you end up getting diabetes, at least you enjoyed the road leading up to it :D

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