We’re winding down here folks on the 12 Days of Christmas – It’s only a week away?! How did this happen? We don’t even have our tree decorated yet. It’s up, sure. Lit? Yes. Decorated, nope. It’s a combination of lazy, busy, exhausted, “sure, its pretty with just lights on it” and “we’re not even going to be home for Christmas, what’s the point?”.
I’ll do it tomorrow. Probably.
That is if I don’t get roped into making another batch of these. Sure, I shared these with Ben. Somewhat unwillingly. They were so amazing, soft and the ooey gooey middle? Don’t even get me started here on the fluff filled insanity. Bar. Raised.
I never would have guessed how easy whoppie pies were to make. Seriously – so easy, and cakey. Egg nog flavored cake for the holiday win. It’s everything that holiday treats are all about.
And for the 11th day of Christmas I want to giveaway a fun and fancy Cuisinart Stick Blender to easy your holiday burden. Did you know you can make whipped cream with this thing? My mom enlightened me to this and it’s a life changer. Now, I have one for you!
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The winner is ANNA B.!!
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Egg Nog Whoppie Pies
Cakey whoppie pies with egg nog flavoring and rum flavored filling
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
1 large egg
1 cup whole Egg Nog
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ tsp Nutmeg
⅛ tsp ground Cloves
¼ tsp Cinnamon
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup marshmallow cream such as Marshmallow Fluff
1 ½ tsp Rum Flavor
¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment or Silicone liners.
Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, ground cloves and cinnamon into a bowl and set aside.
Combine butter, shortening, and sugars to stand mixer and beat until smooth and fluffy. Add in egg and beat for one minute. Add half the flour mixture, then the egg nog and vanilla; beat until combined. Add the remaining flour mixture. Beat together, scraping down sides of bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
Drop 12 slightly rounded tablespoons of batter 2 inches apart on each baking sheet. Bake the cookies in the upper and lower thirds of oven, 10 minutes; switch baking sheets onto opposite racks, rotate and continue baking cookies 2 to 4 more minutes.
Remove baking sheets from oven and allow cookies to cool on sheets for about 10 minutes. Remove cookies from sheet and finish cooling on wire rack. Repeat process with the rest of the batter..
In stand mixer with clean bowl, beat together all filling ingredients until smooth and fluffy. Spread or pipe on flat sides of half the cookies.Top each with one of the remaining cookies, flat side down, and gently press together. Transfer pies to a tray.
Adapted from Martha Stewart
*fine print* This giveaway was furnished entirely on my own. Open to US residents only. Giveaway will end ON Christmas with the giveaway winner being e-mailed. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Over and out.