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Whoopie Pies
Method
  • Place the oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Line 5 large baking pans with parchment paper.
  • Beat the margarine and sugar in a mixer on high speed for 4-5 minutes, using the whisk attachment, until light and very fluffy. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, waiting for each yolk to become completely incorporated before adding the next. Then add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Sift the cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and flour into a bowl.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of the flour mixture to the mixer and all of the milk. Beat until completely combined. It might seem as if the mixture has split but don’t worry, this is how it should be.
  • Add another 3 tablespoons and beat until it is completely incorporated. Continue adding the flour mixture in batches so that the butter does not form lumps and will dissolve completely. When you have added the final batch, beat just a little, remove the mixer’s bowl and gently fold in with a spatula.
  • Transfer cookie dough to a piping bag. Pipe out small circles of dough, leaving about 7 cm between each circle (each baking pan should hold 6 cookies).
  • Bake one baking pan at a time, for 8-10 minutes, until the cookies have risen slightly, and spread but are still soft.
  • When ready, remove each pan from the oven and set it aside to cool for 10 minutes. Carefully transfer the cookies to a wire rack and allow them to cool completely.
  • Repeat the same process for the remaining cookie dough. You will need 5 baking pans, total.

For the vanilla filling

  • Beat the butter and cream cheese in a mixer.
  • Add the icing sugar and vanilla. Beat for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.  Refrigerate the filling for ½ an hour, until it becomes firm.

For the lemon filling

  • Beat the butter and cream cheese in a mixer.
  • Add the icing sugar, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon extract. Beat for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.  Refrigerate the filling for ½ an hour, until it becomes firm.

For the chocolate filling

  • Beat the icing sugar and cocoa powder in a mixer on low speed, using the paddle attachment. Add the butter in small pieces.
  • Add the vanilla and slowly add the heavy cream, until you create a glaze that you can spread between the cookies. (If the filling is too runny, refrigerate for 30 minutes before using.)

For the cinnamon filling

  • Beat the cream cheese and butter in a mixer, until the butter has broken down completely. (It is necessary that both ingredients are at room temperature before using.)
  • Add the icing sugar while beating. Add the honey and beat until completely incorporated.
  • If the mixture is too soft, refrigerate until it becomes firm.

To assemble

  • Transfer whichever filling you want to use to a piping bag.
  • Pipe the filling onto half of the cookies and cover with the rest to make sandwich cookies.
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Nutritional
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Nutrition information per portion

311
Calories (kcal)
16 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

22.5
Total Fat (g)
32 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

13.3
Saturated Fat (g)
67 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

20.3
Total Carbs (g)
8 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

12.3
Sugars (g)
14 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

5.3
Protein (g)
11 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

3.1
Fibre (g)
12 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.52
Sodium (g)
9 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.