Saturday, March 16, 2013

Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies




Okay, I needed to find something spring like for the family to eat… a pie, a bowl of fruit, some strawberries…. Anything. But then I found this recipe…… Blueberry Whoopie Pies? Right up my alley.




Start beating  softened butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl until creamy

In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda together.

Alternatively add flour and milk into the egg mixture, carefully mixing by hand. Begin and end with the flour mixture.

Add the blueberries and fold into the mix carefully.

On a greased parchment lined baking sheet, spoon the blueberry mixture onto the cookie sheet. Tamp down the cookie a little with a wet finger.

Sprinkle with sugar.

Bake at 375 degrees, 10 to 12 minutes.


Notice, the recipe makes six whoopie pies but 1 is missing... not mentioning any names. 

Once baked and cooled, mix cream cheese, butter, lemon juice, lemon zest and confectionery sugar into a bowl. Place in a ziploc bag. I cut off the corner and added the lemon cream to the middle of the two cookies.



Serve immediately or carefully wrap individually in plastic wrap until needed. They are so delicious.... you cannot imagine how good they are!!!

Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies (Adapted from the Food Network)

Ingredients

For the cookies:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/3 cup milk
1 ½ cups of blueberries


For the filling:

4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

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