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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Whoopie Pies

When I was in third grade, we had a chocolate themed valentine's day party for my class at school and each student was suppose to bring a treat to share.  My mom found this recipe in a magazine - it was the star of the party!  We have made these whoopie pies every year around valentines day ever since.  I always took them to school as treats and my friends always requested them.  

A year or so ago I attempted converting them to gluten free by simply substituting Domata flour - it worked pretty well - the cookies dome up a little so they are pretty rounded but they taste absolutely delicious, and that's the important part.  Who cares what they look like!

For the Cookies:
2 cups Domata flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cocoa
6 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix together dry ingredients in one bowl.  Cream together wet ingredients in separate larger bowl.  Slowly add in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.  Because you're using Domata flour - the batter will be super thick, you can start using a mixer but you might have to finish using a wooden spoon.  Line a baking pan with parchment paper.  Using a one inch or one and a half inch scoop place cookies on pan.  They won't spread out much so they can be close together.  You could flatten them out a bit (this might help with the rounding issue I mentioned - I just forgot to do this).  Bake for 12 minutes (this was perfect in my oven).  Let cool completely. 

For the marshmallow filling:
6 tablespoons butter (as soft as possible)
1 7ounce container of Marshmallow Creme
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Optional: you could tint the filling with food coloring to be extra festive

Cream together until smooth.  Put filling into a ziplock bag and snip off the corner to make a piping bag for easy distribution.  

One the cookies are cool - match them into pairs.  Pipe the filling onto one cookie and place the second cookie on top.  

Keep in the fridge!

Enjoy :)