This week I made whoopie pies! This make-it-mine recipe gave me several different options for flavors and toppings for my treats, and I decided to go with chocolate pies and a cream cheese buttercream filling. This was a really fun dessert to make, and I am inspired to come up with some new flavors for these tasty treats. To make it even better, this recipe was so very easy!
Last weekend, Brian and I decided to take a little camping trip. We love doing just about anything outside and thought it would be a good chance to get away for a bit before things get busy with holidays. Little did we know the adventure that would await. According to the weather forecast, it was supposed to be a nice sunny 55 degrees and get a little chilly at night. Sounded like great camping weather! Well… things didn’t really pan out like they should have. Soon after we got our tent set up, the rain started sprinkling down. It continued to rain all night and the majority of the next day. Of course, the rain was kind enough to bring some nice freezing temperatures with it too. Sigh. But, there is a bright side to this story I am telling you… we had whoopie pies! My friends, these things are tasty. And, even though just about anything will taste good when you are freezing, these stood out. Mmm. They definitely helped brighten up my day!
So, let me tell you a little about this recipe. In the recipe format, Better Homes and Gardens gave several different options for the cake mix, liquid, topping, and filling used to make the pies. I decided to go with a chocolate cake mix (because chocolate is delicious), milk for the liquid, chocolate chips and almonds for the topping, and cream cheese buttercream for the filling. This recipe really was SO simple. I combined all of the ingredients for the cookies and mixed. Wha-la. That’s it! I spooned the batter onto my baking sheet and added either mini chocolate chips or sliced almonds to the top of each cookie. Now we bake! I was a little off with my proportions when I was scooping out the batter for the cookies. The cookies in the second set were much bigger than the first ones out of the oven!
While the cookies were cooling I whipped up the buttercream. This section of the cookbook focuses on everyday baking items that are easy to whip up in a hurry. It recommends a lot of box mixes and canned icings that help you speed up the baking process. I prefer the made-from-scratch method though. I opted to make my own buttercream, since I just used a box mix for the cookies. That evens out, right? 🙂
Once the buttercream was ready, I put together my whoopie pies!
I really liked these whoopie pies. They were just so delicious and easy to make. I am looking forward to pulling this recipe out in the future when I am in a crunch for time!
I hope you all have a great weekend! Thank you for coming by today!
Happy Fiesta Friday!