Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Christmas Tree Whoopie Pies / #ChristmasCookies

This is the second day of #ChristmasCookieWeek, and I am so happy that you have stopped by! Today we are celebrating with Christmas Tree Whoopie Pies! I chose these cookies for today because they taste delicious and they are cute too! That is a great combination for building our cookie tins into tasty and pretty gifts! Variety is always important when building your tins, and so far we have a round sour cream sugar cookie and a green cookie in the shape of a Christmas Tree, filled with marshmallow fluff . We are definitely on our way to filling our tins with variety!
This post is sponsored in conjunction with Christmas Cookies Week. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the Christmas Cookies Week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Christmas Tree Whoopie Pies
(printable recipe at end of page)

2 1/2 cups Flour
3 tablespoons dark unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
pinch of Salt
1/4 cup Canola Oil
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons Buttermilk
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 tablespoon Vegetable Shortening, at room temp.
3/4 cup firmly packed Dark Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Sugar
1 large Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Green Food Coloring

Filling
5 tablespoons unsalted Butter, softened
1/2 cup Confectioners' Sugar
1 tablespoon light Corn Syrup
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
pinch of Salt
3/4 cup Marshmallow Fluff


Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In another bowl, mix together the canola oil and buttermilk. Set aside.
Cream together the butter and shortening. Add the sugars and beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the vanilla and mix until combined.
Add green color and mix on low speed to completely incorporate the color. Start adding the flour mix a little at a time. you will add the flour and then some of the buttermilk mix. Start with adding the flour, and end with adding the flour. You don't want to overmix, so just mix each time until combined. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.

You will need to pipe the batter onto parchment paper. Begin by finding the cookie cutter you want to use as your stencil. Use a pen to trace around the cookie cutter like above. Trace as many as you can, but don't crowd the designs.
Place the parchment paper face down on a cookie sheet. Make sure the side you drew on is face down. Use a #2 or #3 piping tip and fill a piping bag with the batter. Trace around the outside of the design.
I found the easiest way to fill in the trees was to follow the design above. You want to make the batter level, no matter what design you use, so the cookie will bake evenly.

Ready for the oven! Bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes. Don't worry if it takes a bit longer, but keep a close eye on the time. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Keep in a plastic container until you are ready to make the filling and finish the whoopie pies!
Make the filling by creaming together the butter and sugar on low speed. Stir in the corn syrup, vanilla, and salt. Add the marshmallow fluff and mix on high speed until fluffy. Use as is, or you can refrigerate for 20 minutes until thickened a bit.
Put the whoopie pies together by placing the filling on one inside of a cookie, then putting the top on.
Use green frosting to pipe strings that look like Christmas light wires. Attach a couple pieces of candy decor to look like lights. I used decor I have had for a while, and I don't know where I bought it. You could use small little candy pearls to look like round lights, or maybe a candy like sixlets! You could also pipe a light design onto the cookie with frosting. That would be cute!



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Christmas Tree Whoopie Pies

ingredients:

2 1/2 cups Flour
3 tablespoons dark unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
pinch of Salt
1/4 cup Canola Oil
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons Buttermilk
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 tablespoon Vegetable Shortening, at room temp.
3/4 cup firmly packed Dark Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Sugar
1 large Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Green Food Coloring

Filling
5 tablespoons unsalted Butter, softened
1/2 cup Confectioners' Sugar
1 tablespoon light Corn Syrup
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
pinch of Salt
3/4 cup Marshmallow Fluff

instructions:


  1. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, mix together the canola oil and buttermilk. Set aside.
  3. Cream together the butter and shortening. Add the sugars and beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. Add green color and mix on low speed to completely incorporate the color. Start adding the flour mix a little at a time. you will add the flour and then some of the buttermilk mix. Start with adding the flour, and end with adding the flour. You don't want to overmix, so just mix each time until combined. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.
  5. You will need to pipe the batter onto parchment paper. Begin by finding the cookie cutter you want to use as your stencil. Use a pen to trace around the cookie cutter like above. Trace as many as you can, but don't crowd the designs.
  6. Place the parchment paper face down on a cookie sheet. Make sure the side you drew on is face down. Use a #2 or #3 piping tip and fill a piping bag with the batter. Trace around the outside of the design.
  7. I found the easiest way to fill in the trees was to follow the design above. You want to make the batter level, no matter what design you use, so the cookie will bake evenly.
  8. Ready for the oven! Bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes. Don't worry if it takes a bit longer, but keep a close eye on the time. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Keep in a plastic container until you are ready to make the filling and finish the whoopie pies!
  9. Make the filling by creaming together the butter and sugar on low speed. Stir in the corn syrup, vanilla, and salt. Add the marshmallow fluff and mix on high speed until fluffy. Use as is, or you can refrigerate for 20 minutes until thickened a bit.
  10. Put the whoopie pies together by placing the filling on one inside of a cookie, then putting the top on.
  11. Use green frosting to pipe strings that look like Christmas light wires. Attach a couple pieces of candy decor to look like lights. I used decor I have had for a while, and I don't know where I bought it. You could use small little candy pearls to look like round lights, or maybe a candy like sixlets! You could also pipe a light design onto the cookie with frosting. That would be cute!
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1 comment:

Cindy Kerschner said...

I love sandwich cookies. Those lights are adorable too!