Saturday, December 19

Makin' Whoopie

pies, that is.

Yesterday I decided to stay away from the computer during Charlotte's nap and do some holiday baking. My co-worker and friend gave me an awesome cookbook a few months ago called, Baked. I have been anxiously waiting for a free moment to try out a couple of the recipes in the book, but have been so busy with work, child rearing, being a wife, and photography that I really haven't had much of a chance. But yesterday's nap time was going to be my time.

So, I decided to make peppermint marshmallows and pumpkin whoopie pies. I was able to get through most of the marshmallow recipe before Charlotte cut her nap short after only an hour. She woke up pretty cranky, but was able to pull herself together and help me make the whoopie pies.

I have to say that homemade marshmallows may seem like a lot of work - and you're wondering if it is worth it. Yes, it totally is. I added peppermint extract instead of vanilla extract and added some red food coloring for a peppermint swirl. They are very Christmasy and very yummy. They just melt in your mouth. I've saved a few and can't wait to try them in hot chocolate. The whoopie pies are cakey, pumpkin cookies filled with cream cheese icing. They are fabulous.

I packed them all up and gave them to neighbors. But, I think I'm going to have to make another batch of each recipe because I miss them already.




Emily said...

Yum. Feel free to bring some to the lake!!

Meredith said...

Looks delish!!! I might need to check out that cookbook!

Al & Nina said...

Those look great!! N