When the moon hits your eye like a bigchocolate chip whoopie pie
Oh the wonders of these fluffy squishy cakey creamy double wonderful little munchkins. Who doesn't want to squish theses oversized oreo cakes together, well knowing they're double trouble being a sandwich cookie. YUM
I made two sizes; hamburger patty size and cute baby ones
Rating: ★★ 1/2 out of ★★★★
I say 2.5 because they did taste good, but the icing was wayyyy sub par. It needed like an extra umph or something. The texture was wonderful, though I like semi-sweet chocolate chips better than milk chocolate. Granted, these were little mini chips so who knows what the semi sweet would have even tasted like. They're cute as anything I've ever seen though.
My boyfriend, who ironically hates sweet things (especially cookies), suggested a berry type of icing. If anyone has the guts to try it let me know.
I got the recipe from another blogger Heidi Bakes but she didn't give a frosting recipe so I searched and found my own. Wasn't feeling the marshmallow fluff cop out so I tried an original that I thought I could trust.
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
4 tablespoons vegetable shortening (nasty stuff)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons milk
1teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 and grease 2 cookie sheets
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Note; recipe calls for standard mixer + paddle attachment.. but I don't have that so I "creamed" following together with spatula
Cream/paddle mix together butter, shortening, and both sugars until light and creamy. Add eggs and buttermilk and beat until combined.
In seperate bowl, combine milk, baking soda, and vinegar. Add liquid mixture (it will fizz) to batter. Add a little bit of flour mixture, then beat, slowing adding flour mixture until all is beat together on a low speed. Add vanilla and beat on medium for 3 ish minutes, until completely combined.
The batter is sort of like cake mix. This is good.
Stir is chocolate chips and taste the wonder you just created.
Depending on what size pies you want, I did roughly 1 tablespoon for little and something like 2 ish tablespoons for the big ones. Just be a good judge on your own. Make sure they are spaced out about 2 inches apart.
Bake one sheet at a time for 10 minutes each, or until they begin to brown. Remove from oven and let cakes cool on sheet for at least 3 minutes before placing on cooling rack.
I honestly don't even suggest the recipe I used because I thought it ruined my creation. Google "whoopie pie icing recipe" and find your own. Try the marshmallow fluff because the one I used without it, tasted a bit like butter.
Once you have found your icing of choice, you can either pipe (I cut the corner off of a zip-lock baggie and made a home-made piper) or spoon icing on flat part of COOLED cake and smoosh to a matching sized cake.