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Friday, April 8, 2016

we need a WHOOPIE treat...what you will say- when you try these!




I am more than a stitcher and kitty keeper....
I bake too. Love to bake in fact.



One of my darling daughters sent me their fav recipe
for these whoopie cookies and I followed it to a T. 
HOWEVER.....
way to sweet for my DH and I's palate.
So yesterday I changed the recipe
and the results were a much  chewier ( can I say that?)
 cookie with less sugar.
The only thing I did not do was
compromise it's taste...
( crunchy on the outside and chewy in the centre)

Sent her the revised version...she likes it even more now ...
REALLY? lol  I was sooooo surprised wink..

I think you all  be shouting..
WHOOOOOPEEEEEE!
very soon!

great price and you will be using this plenty...
I think I will be getting one more pan..


Whoopie Cookie 
 WET Ingredients.....

( I made another batch this morning..most of them went out the
door yesterday to neighbouring friends)
I am always testing recipes , when I made this again,
I subbed 1 ingredient...)


1/2 cup of unsalted butter ( soft, you know room temp works best)
3/4 cup of brown sugar..( I chose golden) make sure you pack it well
1/2 cup of honey ( I love creamed honeys)  OR you can add 1/2 cup maple syrup
instead of the honey. ( they just came out of the oven, same texture, a bit diff't
taste...very flavourful) 
2 large eggs
( wet ingredients...mix all these till nice and creamy)
you can  use a mixer..I just did it by hand.

Now for dry Ingredients

2 cups of all purpose flour  ( used Robin Hood)
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon of mixed spiced ( it has nutmeg and cloves and ginger)
1 cup of uncooked oats..not the instant kind...the one that has large flakes.. 
( I chose Robin Hood)
1 cup of raisins..( I like dark ones, golden would work too)

HOW TO:

Preheat oven to 325"-you are going to bake this for a longer time
than a traditional cookies...  A warm oven will make them chewier
and more moist...( can you say more moist) or moister lol
 Add your dry ingredients alternating with some raisins...mix
with a wooden spoon...a little more dry ingredients and then more raisins...
YOU want your dough to be still wet, not dry...I always end up
with a couple tablespoons of flour mixture that I don't' add...
because it is at the wet mixture consistency you are striving for.

Look at the pic above. click on it..you can see the consistency
better there..that is what you want to achieve.
SEE IT? lol

Now drop a rounded tablespoon of dough into each
dish...If you don't have one of these, use of course
a baking sheet with some parchment paper.
Those of you who have a  whoopee pan by Wilton,
no prep needed, no butter, no parchment...

Now put your timer on for 20 minutes..YES 20 minutes
They will come out just like this..

I leave them in the whoopee pan for 10 minutes
and then I tap the pan on the side, and let the cookies
fall onto a dish towel ( clean one of course)

There you go...Let's all have a whoopee day..
Or tomorrow...or the day after...
I think a whoopee cookie would be fitting for any day
at all ...
 btw this recipe yields 21 cookies...



Have a whoopie of a weekend...










36 comments:

  1. And who knew! She's also a BETTY CROCKER! thanks for sharing!

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    1. Too funny Robbie...that is so much better than a Martha Stewart.......I will wear a Betty Crocker Apron any day..

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  2. Aww Samm they look so tasty! Thank you for the recipe!

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    1. so welcomed Masha...they are quite filling too...

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  3. Daughters are the best.
    Rolled oats. Those are my favorite.
    I am going to try this recipe - when I have time :-P
    These turned out so nice. I like healthy cookies, Less guilt.
    I just need time.
    I have been digging in the back garden. The kitty boys watch me. They can't figure out how I get out there.

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    1. They take approx 20 minutes to make and another 20 min to bake....once you bake them once, you would find time...wink ..x

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  4. Now these sound pretty good. I may have to do some baking tomorrow, Saturday!

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    1. I too will be baking more...seems they are already gone to neighbors and David's office...today I will bake more for his lunches for the week ...

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  5. Samm!! Thank you for recipe!! Cookies are great and very tasty!

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    1. You are welcome Alain...they are sweet but not too sweet and very chewy..

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  6. I always enjoy your recipes. I've never made a whoopie cookie, I wonder if they are a regional thing? -- and I've never even heard of a whoopie pan! Of course they look delicious.

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    1. HI Gail...not a regional thing at all..the whoopie pans have been around for a couple of years...they are perfect for cookies, many make wee cakes and fill top with cream and sandwich them....I like them for cookies... and my kids call them whoopie cookies as they are made in the whoopie pan...I make peanut butter ones too..you just have to adjust baking temp and time.

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  7. It sounds delicious, hmmmm we say in my country. Enjoy with a nice cup of tea and a piece of embroidery while you're looking at your boys. Greets, Nienke

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    1. we say the same hmmmmmmm and they are that ...great with a cup of tea...join me anytime..x

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  8. Samm, after Springlike weather here in Columbus Oh it snowed last night!! A great day to bake some cookies!!!!! My husband is going to love you for this :)
    Thanks dear! xx

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    1. I hear you Sue, it is minus 5 C here which is around 41 F...still quite cool for spring, our snow finally melted but a perfect day for a snack of whoopies and a hot beverage...just follow the recipe as I laid it out, and you will get the same results...they are quite a nice treat...one will fill you for a bit...

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  9. Very delicious cookies! I also love to bake sweet!

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    1. than you might enjoy these sweet lady....can you get all of these ingredients?

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  10. Oooohhhhh, I'll be trying these. I love that glass "doily" they're sitting on. I crochet my own doilies but never seen a glass one.

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    1. ahhhh the doily is actually a vinyl/rubber that I got years ago in a specialty shop... would have loved a crochet one instead though lol

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  11. Those cookies look delicious! will get my conversion chart out and give these a go( I am in England UK)
    Thank you for the recipe:)

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    1. HI Lesley, and you are welcome.. they are lovely in any country wink

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  12. Hi Samm, Boy, these look good and can't wait to whip some up. We are visiting friends in Wisconsin and will be home tomorrow to get ready for Florida. Hugs and love to you all!!!

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    1. Good Day Sylvia, a perfect treat on the road...God Speed...

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  13. hMMMM...WHOOPIE - very interesting. We don't have whoopies or whoopee pans. They sound delicious

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    1. You don't need a whoopie pan, you can make them on a sheet... they are like a hermit cookie...spicy and sweet

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  14. Goodness those sound scrumptious! I haven't been baking lately - doing some canning instead. Canned 10 lbs of potatoes last week, and 7 quarts of pinto beans yesterday. Chicken soup on the way next week! blessings, marlene

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    1. Ohhh it is not even canning season for us but I will be ready now Marlene, thanks to you..I am going to do potatoes and a few other veggies...chicken soup sounds good for these past few cool days..

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  15. They look and sound delicious. Love home made cookies so much better than store bought with all the extra chemicals. Hm, delicious and healthy.You are the best!

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    1. Ohhh they are ...like a hermit cookie but tastier and less fattening...and yes no chemicals...just bee boo..lol

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  16. I can't wait to make mine this evening Samm. Your recipes are the BEST. You must have the key to many hearts.... an oatmeal cookie is my DH's favorite! Can't wait to try them out and see if I can get him to do a few more honey-do chores...lol. Thank you my sweet friend. xx

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    1. Ahh that is what I do too...when I need something done, I make him his fav...it works ....and these are lovely...

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  17. Those do look so good. Where is my Whoopee pan?! I haven't really unpacked too much :).

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    1. yes I remember you got one..yes go dig it up lol

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