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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Makin' Whoopie (Pies)

It's Mono Monday and the topic is ecstacy.

1. Intense joy or delight.
2. A state of emotion so intense that one is carried beyond rational thought and self-control.
3. a state of elated bliss.

This was kind of hard for me, since it's such an intense emotion, and I was having a hard time figuring out how to properly convey that in a photograph.

Then we baked these.

These, my friends, are Whoopie Pies. Intensely decadent, cake-y, chocolate cookies with ooey-gooey marshmallow centers. Heaven. Bliss. Ecstacy.

Here's the recipe:
Even though it seems as though there are a lot of steps, it was incredibly easy.

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (I used chocolate chips)
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup natural cocoa powder, such as Hershey's or Scharffen Berger
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoons fine salt
18 large marshmallows, (not minis)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking sheet.

Put the unsweetened and semisweet chocolates and butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl; heat at 75 percent power until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir, and continue to microwave until completely melted, about 2 minutes more.

Whisk the sugar, eggs and vanilla into the chocolate mixture until smooth.

Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt into another bowl. Gradually whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until moistened. Switch to a rubber spatula and finish folding the batter together; take care not to over-mix.

Use a small cookie scoop or spoon to drop a heaping tablespoon of batter onto the prepared pan. Repeat to make 36 cookies, spacing them about 1-inch apart. Bake until the cookies spring back when lightly touched, about 6 minutes. (It took about 7-8 minutes for - DO NOT under-bake).

Cool the cookies slightly. Transfer half of the cookies to a rack. Turn the remaining cookies on the pan over, so they lay flat side up. Place a marshmallow on top of each flipped cookie and return pan to the oven. Cook just until the marshmallow begins to soften and puff, about 2-3 minutes. Cool marshmallow topped cookies slightly, about 2 minutes. Top with the remaining cookies, pressing lightly to make sandwiches. Cool whoopee pies completely on wire racks. Serve. (Do not top the marshmallows too soon, or the cookie will slide off as it cools.)

These are superbly chocolatey goodness that is so rich and yummy you will want to eat them all. Thankfully, I had the good sense to share some with a friend, otherwise we would have!

I'm also linking up to Just Something I Whipped Up


raggygirlvintage said...

Mmmm, looks delish! Why am I reading all the food post tonight I wonder....
My kids would love these, have to give them a try!

JoJo said...

These actually look AMAZING!

Mamarazzi said...

those look so yummy!! and they are perfect for the word ecstasy, fo' shizzle!

Hoosier Homemade said...

Yum! Whoopie Pies are some favorites in our house!
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Thanks for sharing!

When The Smoke Alarm Goes Off, Dinner's Ready! said...

ooh I love whoopie pies. My Grandmas makes them for our holiday gatherings. Really there is nothing better then a whoopie pie.

Kelli said...

Oh MY!! That definitely has Ecstasy written all over it!!! Yum!!

Robyn said...

YUMMMM! DELISH for sure! My sister had a baby shower for her best friend and beautifully packaged homemade whoopie pies in cellophane bags with pretty ribbon and a tag that said, "all because they made a little WHOOPIE!" THEY were sooooo CUTE! So glad I saw your recipe on something I whipped up!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm looks great ! I have been intimidated by these kind of cookies before. You make me want to try them.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh my gracious! That looks like heaven on a plate with a big ole glass of milk! Yum! thanks for sharing!

April J Harris said...

Just looking at them makes my mouth water! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Katie P said...

Bliss is exactly the word I would've picked too! How absolutely decadent!!

Found you on Dilly Dally & Flitter :)

Katie P
Food, Wine, & Mod Podge

Lana said...

yummmm....enough said

The Mommy said...

Yummo!!! Want to pop it in my mouth right now! Hope you get a chance to visit my blog too:)

Anne Maskell said...

They look so yummy! I've never had a whoopie pie, but these certainly make me want too! I'm your newest follower, from TGC, hope you'll follow me too!

Stylist A said...

oh my yummmm I am definitely going to have to try those. Thanks for sharing, Happy Monday!!!!

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

Seriously I am trying to keep the wait off not put it on! These look so good I am sure I could eat the whole recipe. I actually had to stop myself from licking my computer screen!

Bonnie Weeks said...

Wow. I want one of those!

Rachel said...

I've just decided to postpone my diet after reading your blog!! THOSE LOOK YUMMY!! :)

Amber said...

Those look SO delish! I'm definitely going to have to try it :) Love your blog, I'm your new follower :)

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