if you read often, you've probably realized that my office has an unusual amount of potlucks. for our last potluck, I made the most amazing cookies and cream cookies, which received rave reviews and a marriage proposal. I don't know about you - but hitting it out of the park with a new recipe really boosts my ego and makes me want to try more new recipes. so the next time we had a work potluck, to celebrate halloween, I had the confidence to try another new recipe.
we had big halloween plans to watch the sleepy hollow performance in serenbe, which meant that I didn't want to overcommit myself in the kitchen before our roadtrip. these easy oatmeal raisin whoopie pies were just the thing because I used pre-made cookie dough and sandwiched them with piped homemade cinnamon cream cheese frosting. I ended up having some leftover frosting, which I saved and used to frost my next batch of cookies for gameday saturday.
just like the saying "there's a lid for every pot," there's always a mate for every cookie. and if you end up with an odd number of cookies, you'll just be forced to eat it. match up your cookies pairs before you start frosting to speed up the process.
I definitely recommend investing in a frosting piping tool if you don't have one. for this recipe, you could use a knife to spread the frosting if you don't have a piping tool. instagram husband photo for the win.
have you made whoopie pies before? these were so good, I also want to make these yummy red velvet whoopie pies next.
-3 packages of refrigerated oatmeal raisin cookies (I used both nestle toll house and publix brand)
-8 oz. package of cream cheese
-1 t. cinnamon
-1 t. vanilla
-4 T. melted butter
-1 c. powdered sugar
1. bake cookies as instructed, let cool completely on cooling racks.
2. meanwhile, mix the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. beat until completely smooth.
3. match up each of the cooled cookies with a mate that is similarly shaped, stack them together.
4. using a piping tool, pipe frosting on the flat side of one of the cookies in each pair. place the mate cookie on top to make a sandwich. voila!
makes approx. 36 whoopie pies