This week in Texas we are experiencing a tiny cool front. It has been in the 80’s instead of the 100’s which as been delightful! We only had to turn the air on once this weekend, it was nice. This weekend we finished all of our current DIY projects & we tried out 3 new recipes.
I am loving pinterest if you have not discovered this website you should really check it out by clicking here. I have a board called, Now this looks good, where I keep adding new recipes to. This weekend I decided to try whoopie pies & a marinated cucumber salad.
The women’s ministry @ our church was hosting a bake sale to support missions & ladies were asked to bake their favorite pies to be sold on Sunday. I thought it would be fun to make Whoopie Pies. The only thing was I didn’t want to have to buy a million ingredients, so I wanted an “easy” recipe. I used pinterest to find this one here.
for the Easy Whoopie Pie Recipe you will need:
- 1 Chocolate Cake Mix
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup oil
- 3 eggs
- parchment paper to line cookie baking sheet
Mix it all up and put the oven on 400. I used a tablespoon to drop the mix onto the parchment paper. Also I took a butter knife to swirl them into a nice little circle before popping them into the oven.
I baked them for 10 minutes. Watch them closely, I baked a few at first for 8 minutes, took them out, and they just looked odd. So the next ones I did for 10 minutes & they looked very whoopie pieish!
I decided to follow the recipe for the filling that were posted with this recipe for the whoopie pie cookies. Next time I will make a different filling because I followed the recipe listed here
but it was way too buttery for me.
The Filling called for:
2 sticks butter softened
3-4 cups of powered sugar
** I had to add an extra cup & a half of powered sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons of whipping cream, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla to make it taste good (to me).
I let the cookies sit overnight then the next day I pipped in the filling & boxed them up & stuck cute little labels on them for the bake sale.
It was fun to make these. I only kept 2 back for us to have, because these are things that will be eaten way too quickly & I will regret every bite when my jeans feel snug a few days later. ha!
I thought about rollings the pies in candy pies such as butterfinger, heath, snickesrs, or even chocolate chip pies but I opted not to because I didn’t have any at home & did not feel like running to the store. Next time I will for sure!
Enjoy the easy whoopie recipe & let me know if you try a different filling!