Sunday, April 10, 2011
A Sweet Treat for Baby Sanneman
Yesterday was the shower for Baby Sanneman, my friend Lauren's soon to be niece or nephew. The shower was held at mother-to-be Dana's house on Long Island. Obviously, I couldn't go empty handed and ever since starting at ICE I really haven't had much time to bake. This was the perfect occasion!
I've made tasty cupcakes for this crew before so I decided to give chocolate whoopie pies a try...for a few reasons: 1) The nursery colors are brown and yellow so dying the frosting yellow would look oh-so cute! and 2) You gotta make whoopie in order to make a baby! ;)
Whoopie Pie Recipe:
1 cup sugar
6 tablespoons vegetable oil or 6 tablespoons canola oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons milk
4 tablespoons milk
4 tablespoons butter
3 -3 1/4 cups confectioner's sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1) Preheat oven to 425. Lightly coat cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
2) Whoopie Pies: In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and oil until crumbly. Add eggs and beat well. In separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
3) Gradually beat flour mixture into sugar mixture. Add milk and mix together well.
4) With lightly lightly floured hands, roll dough into 1 1/2" balls. Place balls 2" apart onto cookie sheets lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Flatten balls slightly with bottom of lightly greased flat-bottom glass.
5) Bake at 425 for 5-6 minutes or until tops are cracked. Cool for 3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
6) Filling: In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in milk and extract until fluffy. Add food coloring, if desired.
7) Pipe filling using pastry bag (or spread w/ knife) on to flat bottom of cooled whoopie pie and top with another whoopie pie to make a sandwich.
Recipe courtesy of Food.com