Monday, January 24, 2011
Oh get your head outta the gutter will you?
Sheesh, you guys are really something else...
No, seriously.. I thought the same thing.. So yea... great minds think alike ;)
It’s Cold in NY.. Like chill you to the bone cold that we haven’t seen here in NY in 6 years. It was 6̊ here this morning.. SIX DEGREES people. (Have I mentioned how sick I am of winter yet? Oh, I have... well.. I’ll tell ya again.. I'm so sick of winter.. Winter can suck it.)
OK.. So back to the Making Whoopie part of this post.
It was cold yesterday, so I do what I like to do when it’s cold ... I cook.. And I bake.
So I had the crockpot going with dinner, I had chicken in the oven for tonight’s dinner and when the chicken was done I decided I’d take a stab at making Whoopie pies. I had wanted to make them last week and didn’t for whatever reason but when I went grocery shopping on Saturday I got the ingredients I needed that I didn’t have (Butter.. How the hell I managed to run out of butter I’ll never know, I always have a pack or 2 in the freezer) and got myself situated.
Now, this recipe says it makes 12, I made 24 small ones.. Because I was taking them to work for the cretins there. (They were gone by lunchtime) They were amazing.. I actually saved 2 at home for the Kid and I tomorrow. The Kid and I each had one last night, but they’re much better if you assemble them and let them sit overnight.
I needed a recipe without shortening because I really don’t like the flavor. Someone gave me a recipe from Gourmet magazine that uses buttermilk.. I’m going to try those next. These aren’t super Chocolatey, but everyone at work really liked them.. I like a more dark chocolatey flavor though, hopefully the next time around I can master that dark chocolatey taste.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup white sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup marshmallow creme
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Line baking sheets with parchment paper or non stick foil
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa and sugar.
Add the egg, oil and milk, stir until smooth and well blended. Drop by tablespoons 3 inches apart, onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven.
Cool before removing from baking sheets.
To make the filling, combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, marshmallow creme and vanilla, in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Pipe filling between two cooled cookies.