Liz Makes Whoopie Pies
For a coworker’s surprise wedding party, Liz put aside the sewing and was in the kitchen on Sunday… back to baking. This time around, she wanted to try making Whoopie Pies, which are apparently the new thing.
Last I heard, cake balls were the new macarons. But I don’t see those having really caught on yet (Liz assures me it’s just started). But all the cool kids are having Whoopie Pies for snacks.
Making the batter.
Fully mixed, and ready to go in the oven.
This is what the tops and bottoms look like – cooling on the racks.
Not to do things easy, Liz decided on making three different types of filling. This one is salty peanut butter.
Liz action shot, checking directions and mixing at the same time.
Adding the filling to a piping bag.
Three different kinds! L to R it’s creme de mint, traditional marshmallow and salty peanut butter.
Closeup. Just because I’m a little hungry.
Here are three pies, filled and ready to be put together.
And the final product. These things are huge!
Liz brought in about 17 pies, and from all accounts people really liked them. Overall favorite seemed to be the salty peanut butter.
Strawberry Dobos Torte, with Mascarpone Honey Mousse
Macarons with Vanilla Buttercream and Strawberry Rhubarb Pate de Fruit
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Whoopie pies are huge in New England. My mom makes a batch every time I come up to Maine, although I’m not much for chocolate and whip cream (blasphemy, I know). The flavor twists that Liz made here might change my mind, though!Chris (September 14, 2010 at 10:19 am)
I heart Liz. The marshmallow was delish!!Tracey (September 15, 2010 at 10:10 am)
I totally missed eating these… HOW!!?!?!?!?!Ben (September 16, 2010 at 9:51 am)
I made pumpkin whoopie pies this weekend.. i had to cave.. these just looked too good. Also, after I saw this post, I swear I saw whoopie pies everywhere. Even on the new Top Chef.rachelle (September 20, 2010 at 2:49 pm)
My dad actually just called me for the recipe and I was talking to him about the pumpkin version. I can’t wait to make those when the weather gets colder, like fall.How were they?! Did you get the whoopie pie book like I did?Liz (September 20, 2010 at 4:02 pm)
Hey, Liz -I researched recipes online at a few different sites and ended up making this recipe from All Recipes. The cookie was delicious. I would probably change the filling if I made them again. I took one of the commenter’s suggestions and used cream cheese whipped with whipped cream and sugar for the filling. I’d probably just make a more traditional marshmallow or cream cheese frosting filling.FYI, if you’re looking for canned pumpkin. Strack & Van Til doesn’t have any right now and wasn’t sure when it’d be in. Jewel on Western had a bunch in the baking section.rachelle (September 21, 2010 at 7:05 am)
Here’s how my whoopie pies turned out.Rachelle (October 7, 2010 at 7:14 am)