Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Black Cat Whoopie Pies

Hello everyone!
Halloween is tomorrow!
That means I am here to share my last Halloween treat for the year...
I thought it would be fun to do a Halloween twist on whoopie pies.
What's more fitting for Halloween than black cats?
I simply used Martha Stewart's whoopie pie recipe and shaped the dough into a cat silhouette.

You will need:
1 and 3/4 Cups of Flour
1/2 a Teaspoon of Salt
3/4 a Cup of Cocoa Powder
1 and 1/2 Teaspoons of Baking Soda
1/2 a Teaspoon of Baking Powder
1 Stick of Unsalted Butter, Softened
1 Cup of Granulated Sugar
1 Large Egg
1 Cup of Buttermilk, Room Temperature
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Preheat oven to 400o.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, salt, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder.
Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla to the butter mixture and beat until well combined.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix until combined.
Using a 1 and 1/2 tablespoon cookie dough scoop, scoop two balls and roll together.
The dough is sticking so you will want to grease your hands.
Place the ball on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Flatten the dough with the palm of your hand and mold the top of the ball into two triangles to resemble cat ears.

Complete with the remaining dough.
Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove to a rack to cool.
Prepare the buttercream frosting.

You will need:
1 Stick of Unsalted Butter, Softened
3 to 4 Cups of Powdered Sugar
1/4 a Cup of Milk
1/2 a Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Beat the butter until it's smooth and creamy.
Add 3 cups of powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.
Mix until light and fluffy.
Add the remaining cup of powdered sugar if necessary to reach your desired consistency.
Transfer buttercream to a disposable pastry bag and snip the end.
Take one of the cooled cookies and pipe 2 tablespoons of the frosting onto the flat side.
Sandwich with another cookie, pressing down slightly so that the filling spreads to the edge of the cookies.
Repeat with remaining cookies.

These were so fun to make and I love how they turned out!
The cookies are easy to make and transforming them into cats was quick and simple.
Plus they are delicious!
Erik had never had a whoopie pie before and could not stop gobbling them up.
I can't wait to enjoy these for Halloween.
What are your Halloween plans?

All my love, 

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