Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Whoopie!

I’m the youngest of four children so I know all about sharing. I promise I do. But what you’re about to read may come as a shock. The recipe I made this weekend was SOOOOOOOOO delicious that I only shared ONE piece with ONE person. The rest I am eating. Yes, me, the baby of my family. The cute, wouldn’t hurt a fly, wants everyone to feel loved baby of the family is hoarding these all to herself.

As the title of this blog suggests, I made whoopie pies. However, I was considering naming it, “I Have a Serious Problem.” And not just because I make a mess with the simplest tasks like getting a half teaspoon of cinnamon.
(One would think the instructions said “pour cinnamon on counter.” Sheesh!)

No, I have another serious problem other than depth perception. Ergh! I just don’t know how to broach the topic. Here, I’ll come out and say it. *taking a big breath and closing my eyes* My name is Erika Beth, and I am addicted to cookie dough.

*opening one eye and then another* Wow. That wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I mean, it’s not like there’s any evidence that I have a problem.
Well, besides that.
Oh…right. And the spoon.
Oh my. Y’all are not seeing this. No, that isn’t from the mixer…. *sigh* Who am I kidding? Yes it is.

I couldn’t resist!!! These were the BEST whoopee pies I’ve ever made! (Please note: these were also the FIRST whoopee pies I’ve ever made.)

Now, I AM sorry I didn’t share more of these marvelous, mouth watering, scrum-diddle-umptous tastes from heaven. To make amends, I will share the recipe with everyone so they too, can make their own beautiful bites of bliss.
Oatmeal Whoopie Pies (from http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Oatmeal-Whoopie-Pies/Detail.aspx)
Ingredients
2 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons boiling water
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 egg white
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup shortening

Directions
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
2.Cream butter or margarine with the brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and mix well. Stir in the salt, cinnamon, baking powder, boiling water, baking soda and flour. Mix to combine. Stir in the oats.
3.Drop cookies onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cookies cool then make sandwiches from two cookies filled with Whoopie Pie Filling.
4.To Make Filling: Beat egg white. Mix in the milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Beat in the shortening and remaining 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Beat until light.
Bake well and prosper!

10 comments:

  1. can i order some of these for delivery? they look awesome. would you recommend them pre-run?

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  2. Oh wow those look so so so good. Your funny!!!! I may try to make those whoopie pies, but I would prefer if you made them FOR ME!!!!

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  3. I've decided that this blog is evil.

    It all seemed innocent enough. I mean here's someone who ran a marathon who bakes stuff so she must focus on creating edible treats that are good for a runner and not those awful run negating pastries that I am forced to ignore during my training.

    Nope...

    The devil is in the kitchen and her name is Erika.

    Great stuff!!

    All the best,

    Ron

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  4. Baker - I'll make them again and make sure to deliver to you pre-run.
    Michelle - If you're at that run, I'll give them to you too. lol
    Jen - HI!!!
    Ron - I am 75% angel and don't you forget that! (I was 90% in HS, but things change ya know?) lol

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  5. I feel so honored! I'll remain anonymous. :-)

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  6. Hey, everyone....anonymous happens to be the guy I shared a whoopie pie with. (That's why he wants to remain anonymous.) Feel free to give him an jealous/evil glance via computer screen. ;p

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  7. Crap, freakidy crap. I just posted a long comment and Wordpress ate it for desert, AFTER the whoopie pies! Geeze. Never mind I guess, but those look good.

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  8. I was just wondering, do you store these in the fridge (assuming there are any left to put away)?

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  9. Jessica - Yes, refrigerate when storing. It actually helps "harden" the frosting as well so the cookies don't eventually squish all the frosting out.

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Thanks for taking time to leave a message! xo - EB