Saturday, January 1, 2011

Starting the New Year with some Whoopie... Whoopie Pies that is

I have to say I was totally sucked into Top Chef: Just Desserts this season and everyone on there made Whoopie Pies... so after reading Bon Appetit I decided to try making them myself. This is Martha Stewart's Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie Recipe.

Cookie Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups of all purpose fl
3/4 cup of cocoa powder, not Dutch-process

1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup of Crisco
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar

1 egg
1 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven
to 375 degrees. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and set aside.

Put butter, Crisco, and sugars into a bowl and mix on high until smooth.

Add egg and mix until pale and fluffy.

Mix in half the flour mixture.
Then the mil
k and vanilla.
Mix in remaining flour mixture.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls on a cookie sheet with parchment paper on non stick foil, spacing 2 inches apart.
Bake until cookies spring back when lightl
y touched about 12 minutes. Let cool on wire racks. Cool completely.

Filling ingredients:
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1 stick of unsalted butter softened

3/4 cup powdered sugar

Mix peanut butter and butter with mixer on high until smooth.
Reduce speed to low and add powdered sugar. Beat until combined. Raise speed and mix for 2-
3 minutes until fluffy and smooth.
Spread frosting on back
of one cookie and top with a cookie comparable in size.