Friday, September 25, 2009

Zucchini Whoopie Pies

Got Zucchini? Then you MUST make these. I spotted this recipe over at Real Mom Kitchen they are very moist and kid friendly. They are definitely worth trying.

Zucchini Whoopie Pies
(printable recipe)

2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 cup finely chopped nuts (optional, I didn't use)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 large egg
1 cup grated zucchini-squeezed
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

1. Mix shortening and sugar. Add in egg. Mix. Add milk and mix.
2. Add in dry ingredients and stir.
3. Blend in the zucchini and vanilla.

Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350* for about 12-15 minutes, until the bottom gets browned.
Cool and sandwich cookies with cream cheese filling.

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Scant 1/4 teaspoon salt

Beat all ingredients together until light and fluffy.


Hot Pants said...

So, did you make whoopie last night?

Am I pronouncing this wrong, or am I pronouncing it right and it needs a new name?

anissa ferguson said...

Hot Pants: I believe you are pronouncing it right...perhaps It should be called Better than almost anything ....Zucchini Whoopie Pies..( I am open to name suggestions!)