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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Oatmeal whoopie pies with cherry-cream cheese filling


The pie may look craggy and thick .....

But it's soooo darn good and the pink colored filling looks pretty , isn't it ?!   ....

The cinnamon flavored cakey cookies tastes simply yummy ....

And don't let me start about the filling ....


What would you expect if you combine homemade cherry sauce and cream cheese anyway ! lol

I never thought making whoopie pies could be this easy .....

The dough didn't spread that much and I should have flatten the top of the dough before baking it , to have a much more even top pffft .....

I used lard instead of shortening , maybe that contributes to a more compact and thick cookies ....

That said , should I say yummy , again ?! lol


Original recipe @ The Pioneer Woman

I made half of the recipe

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup / 56 grams unsalted butter , softened
scant 2 tablespoon lard
1 egg
scant 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tablespoon boiling water
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
generous 1 cup quick oats

* Preheat oven to 350°C / 180°F .
* Cream the first 3 ingredients ; add the egg and mix . Add in salt , cinnamon and baking powder , mix . Combine baking soda and boiling water then add to the bowl and stir until combine ; add flour and oatmeal and mix well .
* Scoop about a rounded heaping teaspoon of dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes , I baked mine for 11 minutes .


For the quick and easy cherry-cream cheese filling :

* Combine 90 grams ( because that's all have ) cream cheese , about 1/3 cup of homemade cherry sauce ( with cherry pieces ) and 1 1/2 tablespoons icing sugar in a bowl and beat until smooth ( though mine's not that smooth :D ) . Put a large dollop of the filling into the flat side of one cooled cakey cookies , top with a second piece and press gently ; repeat with the rest .

I'm submitting this post to the Bake Along # 31 co-hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours , Lena of Frozen Wings and Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids

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Do check out some blogging friends gorgeous bakes !



26 comments:

  1. Hi Anne, yohhhoooo.... throw some over ley..... I just woke up haven't eat my breakfast.

    Yours look good, I like your rocky whoopies pies something different from the usual smooth whoopies. The filling yum yum......so mouth watering.

    Have a beautiful Sunday. *hugs*

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    1. Amelia , sent it via email already ! lol

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  2. Yum! Yum! Yum! Looks and sounds delicious! I have not baked with lard before! Oats whoopie pies must be really fragrant, I love oats in baked goods rather than eating them as porridge! And the filling, already have me drooling, with a spoon in my hand, ready to dig in!!
    Thank you for baking along with us!

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    1. Joyce , same here ! I just eat oats if I don't feel well ! lol

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  3. aaah i am so into whoopie pies right now! and these look so good! and with the cherry cream cheese filling? can't imagine. looks amazing.

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    1. Anna , I'm planning you use your blueberry whoopie pie recipe actually but I don't have enough blueberries ! :P :D

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  4. I LOVE your version of whoopie pie! And the pink cherry cream cheese look so heavenly & I can imagine the lovely flavor! Ya, I've a huge weakness for cherries. Bookmarking this recipe! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe. Have a lovely Sunday! :)

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  5. Healthy indulgence! Love your pink filling!

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  6. by looking at your picture, i know this is good, sound like a perfect combo!

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  7. Wow!! I love the look of your whoopie pies! They don't have to be smooth and rounded. Oatmeal and cherry sounds amazing! And.... lard?? Be still my beating heart. I have the opposite problem though, mine are too flat.

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  8. Cherries and cream cheese sound like a divine combination. I like the fact you included oats for a healthier Whoopie Pie.

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  9. looks so cute!! these must be the remaining cream cheese and cherries you were talking about earlier, i love your combination , i wished that it was me who had taken a bite from that whoopie pie in that photo of yours! thanks for joining and have a good week ahead!

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    1. Lena , that filling is another stolen idea from you ! lol

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  10. Great cookie my dear with some delicious cherry cream cheese filling.

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  11. You had me at homemade cherry sauce and cream cheese. Great whoopies!!

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  12. Mmmm...I am eyeing your filling, looks pretty and yummy! glad someone bake whoopie pies as thick as mine lol!

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    1. Jeannie , you are so right re our pie size ! lol

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  13. The filling looks like the best part! Who cares if it's not that smooth :p. I have only made whoopie pies once, but I think I need to make them again soon!

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  14. Oh, I want to make oatmeal whoopie pies now! How fabulous!!! And your cherry filling looks spectacular, too~

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  15. this look vy special whoopie to me , thanks for sharing :)

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  16. I'm a big fan of Pioneer woman too! Dee is always very quirky in creating her foods. Yours are indeed very different from the "traditional" Whoopie pies. I see that you are becoming the new Pioneer woman :D

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  17. wow, i bookmarked this, special whoopie pies :)
    looks really really good!

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  18. Healthy version :)
    Eileen,Hundred Eighty Degrees

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  19. I've never tried whoppie pies before. This looks so delicious, wish I can have a bite :D

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