Thursday, February 2, 2012
Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
1 box chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup canola or grape seed oil
1/4 cup water
Mix all four ingredients together and place on cookie sheet by two tablespoons sizes balls. Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes or drop by smaller teaspoon size balls and bake 8-10 minutes, depending on how crispy you’d like them. I baked my for 9 minutes they were perfect for whoopie pies.
** for the football shaped whoopie pies, I made a quenelle, for a short video on how to do that go here, (I didn't get my spoons hot though, ) I used two teaspoons (not measuring spoons) and did a small quenelle and placed on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper... I baked for 9 minutes and voila! you have a football shape! After I filled them I did my football laces with a thick mixture of powdered sugar and water, about 1/2 cup sugar and then I added water a teaspoon full at a time until I got the right consistency, not too runny. Place in a baggy, snip the corner off and make your foot ball laces.
Peanut butter filling:
1 cup chunky peanut butter (creamy works too!)
6 tablespoons butter
4 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons milk
Beat peanut butter and butter together then add powdered sugar and milk and mix until creamy. Beat on medium high speed for a minute or two to fluff the frosting.
Fill a piping bag with a large round tip and swirl the filling onto the bottom side of one cookie,then topping it off with another cookie... making a sandwich.