04 May 2011
Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies
I made these a few weeks ago, but never got around to posting them. I actually made them to take somewhere. It must have been a party or some other event. The shocking thing is I can't remember. That's dreadful, isn't it? I am thinking it may have been a party that Cooper was invited to, I just cannot remember which, that baby has such a good social life.
OK, I am feeling so shamefaced I am going to check the date of the photos and check my calendar. I will be back in a minute!
So, it was the day before my birthday and there is nothing on the calendar, so I am no further forward. I do remember Graham and his brother enjoying them and when I offered to pack some for Lachlan, he said I had better not as he would just scoff them all in the car before he got home.
I do remember taking one to my friend Andrew, who enjoyed it, but said it was rather sweet.
Oh well, maybe I just made them for the heck of it or maybe it was because my second whoopie pie tray had arrived. Who knows? Enjoy the photos and carry on to the end for the recipe.
Oh, and I did let Cooper try half of a whoopie pie, but it was a treat not a regular occurrence, just in case there are any tsk tsks. He usually eats very healthily!
And before we get to the photos, I can honestly declare they were lovely!. The most scrumptious, gooey marshmallow fluff sandwiched between light, sponge-like cookies speckled with chocolate chips.
Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies
(converted to cup measures from The Whoopie Pie Book by Claire Ptak, I urge you to get this book, it is fab!)
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda (I didn't have any bicarbs left, so I used 2½ tsp baking powder, apparently you can substitute bicarbs with baking powder, but not the other way around)
¼ tsp salt
125g/1 stick butter
½ cup caster sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
½ cup buttermilk (or the same amount if of milk with a good squeeze of lemon juice, set aside for a few minutes)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
½ cup/100g chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 f/160c fan/180c/Gas 4.
Lightly grease two whoopie pie trays or line 2-3 baking trays with greaseproof paper.
Sieve the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Add the salt and gently combine.
Cream the softened butter with the sugars until they are light and fluffy. Next add in the egg and beat until combined. Pour in the buttermilk mixed with the vanilla and add, mixing until the batter is smooth.
Gradually fold in the flour mix and the chocolate chips until it has all been added. Don't over mix.
Scoop dessert spoonfuls of mixture onto your prepared trays. A teaspoon can be helpful in removing the batter from the dessert spoon.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until the whoopies are springy to the touch.
Leave to cool on the trays. Some will lift off easily, but others might need a bit of gentle encouragement.
Once cool, sandwich together with a generous gloop of the homemade marshmallow fluff I made for the last batch of whoopie pies I posted.
Makes approx 24 complete pies