Sunday, October 17, 2010
These amazing pies are so delicious. People at the picnic I took them to kept referring to them as Oreo's. Big Oreo's. These are definitely more cakey but they got that chocolate and buttercream going on. Creamy, delicious, melt in your mouth, thing going on.
If you have not tried whoopie pies- I urge you to try them. I think I need to make them again in pumpkin flavor.
Chocolate Whoopie Pies
1 cup cocoa powder
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
8 ounce butter, room temp
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 375F. Line three cookie sheets with parchment paper. If you have a pastry bag- this would be a great time to use it. You will pipe these out like a mad person. Easy peazy- no mess. No spooning or scooping.
Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl: cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour.
In a large bowl beat butter and sugar together for about five minutes. It will be perfectly light and fluffy. Next add eggs, one at a time, and then vanilla. Mix half of the dry ingredients into the mixture, then the buttermilk and then the remainder of the dry ingredients.
Spoon mixture into piping bag and make 1 1/2 inch diameter circles on the parchment, leaving about 1 1/2 inches between each one. If you do not have a piping bag, spoon out the dough into circles. Do not worry about peaks, they will smooth down as they bake.
Bake for about 8 tp 10 minutes depending on their size. Let cool on racks. Once cool you can pipe frosting on.
Any frosting will work but the best one is the marshmallow one which can be found here.