Friday, June 11, 2010

Chocolate Marshmallow Whoopie Pies

My first post with the new T1i camera!


Have you ever made something and just know that it doesn't look right? Well in my case it didn't smell right! As I followed the recipe and added the buttermilk, it didn't smell right at all. I realized that in trying to use up ingredients, I grabbed the wrong buttermilk and it was expired, really expired. I know that buttermilk naturally smells a bit more sour but this was wrong, so wrong. For the first time in baking, I started over from scratch.


Now that you are grossed out, I have to say that once completed these were delicious! The chocolate cake cookies were a soft and puffy perfection, they were crumbly like a cake, but solid like a cookie. The icing is the creamiest I have made and really tasted like marshmallow fluff.


Chocolate Marshmallow Whoopie Pies

Cookies:
3 and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 and 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract

Filling:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups confectioners sugar
7 ounces marshmallow fluff
2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mats. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder, set aside. In stand mixer blend butter and sugar till fluffy, add in eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla and buttermilk till incorporated. Slowly add in the dry ingredients only till combined. Using a level cookie scoop drop batter on baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Cool for 5-10 minutes on baking sheet and cool completely on drying rack.

For filling, beat butter on medium till smooth. Mix in confectioners sugar till combined. Add in vanilla and marshmallow fluff and beat on medium-high for five minutes or until fluffy. Fit pastry bag with large round tip (I used Wilton #12) and fill with icing. After cookies are cooled completely, find some soul-mates, squeeze icing onto one side, and sandwich them together until icing is pushed to the edges.

Thanks to Martha Stewart via Annie's Eats for the recipe.


I also didn't follow Annie's directions by putting two pans in the oven at once, I thought it would bake more evenly if I only put in one pan like normal. But when making cake, you know how you are supposed to mix it right before you put it in the oven, well I think the same goes for this recipe. The last two batches, that sat out for at least 30 minutes, went into the oven and came out flat, so I do recommend using two pans at a time and rotating them halfway through baking. You were right Annie.


I did love this recipe and like the idea of other whoopie pies in the future, what other combos have you made?

19 comments:

  1. I have never had whoopie pies before - but this has all my favourite ingredients :D

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  2. Okay... you get a super YUM for this one.

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  3. Your new camera takes absolutely wonderful pictures. I never tried whoopie pies before but your look very tempting, yummy

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  4. now you've gone and done it!! Whoopie pies my absolutely favorite from my childhood (back in the prehistoric era)
    what a wonderful recipe for a timeless treat!

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  5. Ooh those look so good! This might be a stupid question but you don't need a whoopie pie pan to make these? Good to know! Now I want to try making them! Thanks :)

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  6. @roxan: No Whoopie Pie Pan needed! The dough is thick enough so you are easily able to scoop it onto a baking sheet, I was a little nervous making these for the first time too!

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  7. Oh that has got to be SUper Yummy! I've never heard of Whoopie Pies but they look great.

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  8. These look totally yummy! I have had homemade whoopie pies and I know they are great! :)

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  9. Nice pictures! I'm glad your baking story has a happy ending.. I know how frustrating it can be when you need to start from scratch!

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  10. Oh I loved eating these as a kid, I bet yours were awesome. And if this is the first time you have had to start over from scratch with a recipe, props to you!! I can think of several times where I had to scrap something, which is sad because it is such a waste of ingredients. :P But what can you do? It needs to be edible, right? ;)

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  11. I'm super impressed that you started over! I'm not sure I'd have the patience to do so :) I have always wanted to fill whoopie pies with a light, peanut butter frosting, but haven't tried yet. It's on the to-do list :) You have a great blog, here! I hope you'll check out mine sometime as well... www.bakingserendipity.blogspot.com

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  12. I've never make whoopie pies before. It looks wonderful.

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  13. That looks like serious business. I will love to have a dozen please.

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  14. you can buy whoopie pie tins at williams and sonoma now...sooo much easier, i think whoopies are going to take over the cupcake craze...

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  15. these look too good to be true!! Never made whoopie pies, but i may have to try these out very soon!

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  16. this looks absolutely deeeeliiicciioouussss!

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