Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Baking: Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

I made these heavenly treats for Halloween. People, they are chocolate and peanut butter, honestly, who doesn't love that combination.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Sift together 3 1/2 c. flour, 1 1/2 c. cocoa powder, 1 T baking soda, and 1 t. salt into a small bowl; set aside.
Put 1/4 c. room temperature butter, 1/4 c. shortening, and 2 c. each granulated sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on high speed until smooth, about 3 minutes.

Add 2 egg; mix until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in half the flour mixture. 2 c. buttermilk, room temperature, and 2 t. vanilla.

Mix in remaining flour mixture.




Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart.



Bake until cookies spring back when lightly touched, 12 to 14 minutes.

Let cool on sheets on wire racks 10 minutes.

Transfer cookies to wire racks using a spatula; let cool completely.




Make filling: 1 1/3 c. creamy peanut butter and 1 c. unsalted room temperature butter, in mixer.

Mix on high speed until smooth.

Add 1 1/2 c. confectioners' sugar and mix until combined.

Raise on high and mix an additional three minutes until fluffy.


Assemble the cookies, add one tablespoon of filling on the bottom of one cookie.



Place another cookie on top.

Can be refrigerated for three days but bring to room temperature before serving.



Oh they are delightful!!! I hope we still have some left for the party!! If not, I will run out and buy some Reese's cups. I am linking to Jen's Tasty Tuesday. Do you girls follow her. She is a fantastic mother, fashionista and frugal shopper. Give her a try.




Cookies:

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, not Dutch-process
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg
  • 2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Filling
  • 1 1/3 cup natural, creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup (2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Coarse salt, optional

10 comments:

  1. Seriously, I am strangling on my own spit. The pictures of these made me salivate that much.

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  2. Boy that does look good. Makes me wish I baked more than once or twice a year.

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  3. these look incredible. thank you!

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  4. Mmmmm. My Mrs. Smith's pie that is in the oven right now looks pitiful after seeing those yummies. :)

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  5. WOW!

    That looks so incredibly good they are definitely on my "MUST make" list!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

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  6. I love anything pb! Looks divine. xoxo

    SC

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  7. OHMYCHOCOLATELYPEANUTBUTTERYGOODNESSOFULTIMATELOVIN!!!

    I'm SO making those -- and right now I'm heading to the pantry for a reeses.

    Tuesday HUGS!!!

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  8. Oh my! Those look wonderful!!

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  9. Ohhh, these are real cookies!
    After a big disappointment with Martha's book, this recipe will be absolutely tested asap!
    Thank You!

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