Valentine's Day is the perfect holiday for making whoopie.
Aw, c'mon. You had to have seen that one coming.
I actually made these for a baby shower for one of my younger sisters who is finally having a girl baby after having four wild and wonderful boy babies (whoopie!). And babies sometimes come from making...you guessed it...whoopie.
This was also my first Whoopie Pie experience--both baking and eating (whoopie!).
Okay, I'll stop. If you want to see the recipe, go here. And when you go there you'll see that there are some terribly smart and clever people here on the internet who keep things fun and interesting for the rest of us.
First surprise--this was a really easy recipe. I don't know why I thought it would be more difficult, but I did. Okay, so I maybe cooked some of the cookies/cakes a little too long,
but my oven isn't very deep so I was trying to cook one pan on each--the top and bottom racks. I think that maybe didn't work so well. Lesson learned.
Second surprise--maybe I bought the industrial strength food color? Because WOW. I didn't even get a full tablespoon out of the little bottle I bought and mine are WAY more red than the ones in the book. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing. Just unexpected.
Third surprise--Whoopie Pies are delicious. Cakey, creamy, yummy, squishy, cookie-whoopie-ness. Thank god they're easy to make because I'm probably going to make every incarnation of them I can find.
Notes for next time:
- Only cook one pan of cookies/cakes at a time.
- Be more generous with the filling, there's plenty to go around!
TGIP Rating--Red Velvet Whoopie Pies--KEEPER!!
Next up: I want to make a perfect Carrot Cake. That means if you have a good recipe, you need to send it to me.