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Whoopie Pies!

Posted by cuppiecakes on March 16, 2009

I am originally from PA, not too far from Lancaster County and Amish Country.  So, growing up I was fortunate to be able to eat all of the great food that comes from that area.  Now that I live in NJ I do not have regular access to those great foods.  So I either have to drive a goodly distance or find a recipe and make it myself.  I found this recipe for Whoopie Pies online and decided to give it a try, because Whoopie Pies are so yummy!  They were very easy to make and delicious!  For those of you who have never had or heard of a Whoopie Pie, think Oreo Cakester or Devil Dog, only BETTER!  Here’s a pic and the recipe:  YUMMY!!

Whoopie Pies!
Whoopie Pies!

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Ingredients:
1 (18.25 oz.) package Devil’s Food cake mix
5 tbsp.  AP flour
1 cup milk
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
Directions:
1)  To make the cakes:  Prepare cake mix as directed on package, EXCEPT using only 3/4 cup water.
      Drop batter onto parchment lined cookie sheets, in 2 1/2 to 3 inch circles.  Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.  Cool completely.
2)  To make the filling:  In a saucepan, combine milk and flour and cook stirring constantly until it forms into a thick paste.  Let cool.
3)  In a medium bowl, beast sugar and shortening until fluffy.  Add vanilla.  Add cooled flour mixture and beat until double in volume.
4)  Turn the little cakes over on their backs.  Spoon or pipe using a pastry bag and large filling tip**, put a dollup of filling onto one little cake.  Place another little cake on top of filling to form a sandwich.
5) To prevent Whoopie Pies from sticking together, individually wrap pies in plastic wrap.
**I used Ateco Extra Wide Pastry Decorating Tip set of 3. 
     You can purchase it at www.kitchenkapers.com
      It’s $9.99 and great for filling cannoli, manicotti and a lot more!
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Cookie Swap!

Posted by cuppiecakes on December 16, 2008

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip cookies

So I was invited to a cookie swap by my friend Janine.  I was really excited about going to this, since I have never been to one before.  Well, I will have to wait to next year to go to one…I had to work the night of the swap 😦  But that didn’t stop me from making cookies for the swap anyway!!  I had to make 6 dozen cookies for the swap.  So I chose one of my favorite combos…chocolate and peanut butter.

I made these using a cake mix too!  Basically, you use less oil and no water like the box mix calls for.  Here’s the recipe…
1 box chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 bag (10 oz) peanut butter chips (I use Reese’s, because they are the best!)
Combine the cake mix, oil and eggs.  Once combined, add the PB chips.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake in a 350-degree oven 8 to 10 minutes or until cookie centers are just set.

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Holiday Bazaar bake sale goodies.

Posted by cuppiecakes on November 10, 2008

My daughter’s school is having their Holiday Bazaar in a few days and the PTA is also having a bake sale.  Since the flag cupcakes went over pretty well, I decided that I am going to send a bunch of stuff.  I found a recipe for yummy dark chocolate peanut butter bark with peanuts.  It was super easy to make and very tasty!

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark with Peanuts

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark with Peanuts

I also made Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods.  These were also extremely easy to make!  I really like the way these turned out!

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

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