Raise your hand if you are currently obsessed with whoopie pies! (My hand is raised…)
Hello everyone. Lindsay here. My goodness. It feels like it has been centuries since I last sat down and wrote a blog post. Life has gotten busy. Like…really busy. My days start at the wee hours of the morning, and I am going non stop until bed time. Which is usually 9 pm. I’m a grandma. Don’t try to make me stay awake later than that. It won’t happen.
Being busy is great and all, but it has also left me with little to no time to work on the blog. I am working on managing my time better to make this not the case. I need to blog! I just need to! Luckily, Lauren has been picking up some of my slack! You the best twinny. You the best.
I am also suffering from a broken heart. A broken heart at the hands of a puppy. The kind of puppy you find at the animal shelter, that you immediately fall in love with and know with every fiber of your being that you have to have. But, you can’t actually have it.
1. Because it is already adopted.
2. Because this puppy is part english sheep dog and part golden retriever, so it is going to grow up to be the size of a school bus. One day I will get over the loss of my dream dog. However, that day is not today.
BUT, you aren’t here to listen to me complain. You are here for dessert! So, let’s get over whatever heart break you are going through with some whoopie pies, shall we?
This is not our first whoopie pie rodeo. Not to long ago we experimented with chocolate whoopie pies . Since then, I have become kind obsessed with them. They are a cake sandwich for goodness sake! Two of my favorite things! They are also incredibly easy to make. Fool proof I would say.
I made these cute little whoopie pies for a family event. I just assumed that tiny little individual sized cake sandwiches would be much easier then actually making a whole carrot cake. With a cake you have to worry about transporting it, and decorating it, and making sure it is big enough to feed everyone. Meh. It causes me stress just thinking about it. Whoopie pies aren’t usually this itty bitty, but as you all know, we have a soft spot for miniature things.
If you wanted to make regular sized whoopie pies with this recipe you could also do that. You would just have to bake them a little bit longer. However, if you make them small and mini, you trick your brain into thinking you are getting more. When really you are getting the same amount…So, you can eat 16 mini ones, or you can eat 1 regular sized one. (That ratio may or may not be correct) I think I know which option appeals to you.
16 mini ones. For sure.
We mentioned in the chocoloate whoopie pie post that you could also use a whoopie pie pan if you have one, or if you think it would be easier. I am not sure if they make mini whoopie pie pans? But here is a link to the regular sized one that we currently have and use on occasion.
Don’t feel obligated to use one. Most people probably just use a cookie sheet. The upside to a pan is that all of your pies are guaranteed to be the same size, which helps when you are trying to sandwich them together. However, both options work just fine.
Enjoy the lovely weather that has finally arrived and make some whoopie pies!
Recipe adapted from If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen