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Whoopie Pies & Random Thoughts

Photo: Sheri Berger
Friday, March 5th, 2010 in Sheri's Recipes

give-me-that-fish1. Thanks to an overabundance of TV watching lately (thank you , Olympics), I feel that if I hear the song “Give me that fish. Give me back that fillet-o-fish” one more time, I might have to go push the golden arches over by hand. Enough already.

2. I have three projects that I really want to work on this weekend. A stealth project, one of the patterns from the sock club kit that we sent out this week, and my Mountain Colors Crazyfoot sock (line to appear here at Loopy soon!). Not to be confused with the other projects that I also have on needles at the moment. Way more than these three. I’m so fickle.

3. I don’t believe I have shared a recipe containing peanut butter since November 13th. Clearly I am overdue for another one. And these are really really good. Recipe adapted from Martha’s Cookie Recipe Book. It’s filled with great recipes.

whoopie-pies-with-peanut-butter-fillingWhoopie Pies with Peanut Butter Filling

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbl. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Filling:

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1/2 tsp coarse salt

Scoop about 2 heaping Tbl. of dough onto baking stone. These will spread as they cook, so leave room around each ball. Bake cookies at 400 degrees for 8 minutes. Let cool on wire racks. When completely cool, spread filling on one side and make a sandwich.

Store in the fridge, covered (or individually wrapped). They taste best at room temperature, so let them sit out for a half hour or so, before serving.

4. I use the Elves as a testing ground for recipes. Well actually, I use WH for the testing, and then I bring the rest in for the Elves to sample so that it’s not sitting at home, tempting me any longer. It’s a good system.

So – here’s a question for you. I want to work on 3 different projects this weekend. How many are you going to work on throughout the weekend? One? Two? Ten?

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