Between 25 Whoopie Pie recipes and a bunch of other posts on random other things, I think it has been a good year! I hope you have enjoyed it! I am sure there will be many more years as I still have way too many recipes to try! 🙂
I figured that the best Whoopie Pies for a ‘birthday’ celebration would be Funfetti Whoopie Pies. It seems that most blogs promote that as the ultimate for birthdays (although it isn’t really my fav – Vanilla on Vanilla is sorta boring to me but I thought they would still look fun!) Unfortunately, I tampered too much with the recipe and wouldn’t want to promote it. I wanted a fluffier vanilla Whoopie Pie that was as white as possible. But I should have gone about it a little differently. For unknown reasons to me (I don’t remember exactly what I was thinking really… I bet I had a reason at the time but now it really makes no sense to me!) I did not use my favourite vanilla recipe and I tried using only beat egg whites instead of an egg. I also didn’t have the buttermilk I needed so I substituted greek yogurt… and some milk+vinegar (the alternate to buttermilk) but I should have just used the milk (the yogurt was so thick that of course it wouldn’t give a nice fluffy cookie!). Oh well, they still looked pretty enough for this celebration but I won’t suggest the recipe until I perfect it! Instead, I will suggest trying this vanilla recipe (without the vanilla bean) and add the funfetti sprinkles/jimmies/non-pareils to them and then fill with the below vanilla filling!
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 3 cups icing sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla (preferably clear)
- 3-5 tsp milk/water to medium consistency
- pink food colouring (maybe not the neon gel stuff that I used… I didn’t really want them THAT pink!)
- Beat the butter until creamy and light (about 2 minutes). Add in the vanilla.
- Add the sugar 1/2 cup at a time and then the milk. Beat well. Add more liquid as needed and then the food colouring.
written by Becky