Why hello there.
I know I haven't really posted much as of recently, so I thought I'd make my comeback a really beautiful and delicious one.
Enter: sprinkles. Sprinkles are magical- they're delicious and cute and come in lots of really neat shapes. I am just super jazzed about sprinkles at the moment, and this cookie sandwich/ whoopie pie really shows it.
(A note about whoopie pies- weren't they supposed to be "the next big thing" after cupcakes at some point? Not really sure, but I thought I saw a lot of buzz around them a few years ago. But I digress.)
We first start with the usual: fats+sugar+eggs+flavorings. Then we add the magical part: flour+baking powder+salt+sprinkles(!)
Then you just smush everything together and there's the dough!
Spoon them on a greased cookie sheet and bake them just til they're set- you don't want too much browning here.
Now- frosting time! Take butter and whip it good. Add powdered sugar, lemon extract, and milk until you're happy. Because that's what this is all about.
You know how to make a sandwich. This time, the bread is cookies, and the meat is frosting. AKA the best kind of sandwich.
And because more sprinkles = more better, coat the frosting edge with more sprinkles. The rainbow kind, if you're smart.
And there you have it! Cute, delicious, sprinkle-filled cookies to get you through your many exams. (I'm projecting here).
If you're feeling happy, make this. If you're feeling sad, make this, because it'll make you happy. SPRINKLES ARE THE BEST! (And I'm on a sugar high!)
All the best,
Cookie Recipe (Adapted from Taste of Home)
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sprinkles of your choice
- Preheat your oven to 325°F
- Mix the eggs, sugar, oil, butter, vanilla, and lemon zest in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and sprinkles.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients until just combined.
- Drop by tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet, about 1 1/2-2 inches apart.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are just brown and the middle of the cookie doesn't look wet.
- When cool, sandwich frosting (recipe as follows) between cookies and dip edges in more sprinkles.
*This "recipe" was totally made up on the spot. Follow your gut, and enjoy whatever the result.
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) at room temperature
- 1 tsp lemon extract
- 4 cups (approx.) powdered sugar
- 2 Tbs (approx.) skim milk
- Whip the butter with a mixer until the color changes from yellowish to off-white.
- Add lemon extract and continue to whip.
- With the mixer on low, add powdered sugar by the cup. Alternate with 1/2 Tbs of milk.
- Adjust amounts of sugar and milk depending on the consistency you want your frosting. You are the boss of your frosting.
- Sandwich this frosting between two cookies, because it needs to fulfill its purpose.
- Don't be ashamed when you start eating this frosting with a spoon.