7.11.2012

Chocolate Orange Whoopie Pies

Today I had the urge to bake!  

That is pretty rare, but I had an idea I was dying to try...and it turned out better than I had hoped!

Today we attempted Chocolate Orange Whoopie Pies.

These were so easy to make and seriously are DELICIOUS!!  I am usually not a huge frosting fan (weird, I know) but it is always too sweet for me.  This frosting was light and had nice citrus tang to it, a perfect pairing with the rich chocolate cake mix cookies it went with :)

To make your own you want to start with the cookies.  I just did Cake Mix Cookies...it doesn't get any easier than that!  1 box of Devil's Food Cake mix, 1/2 C oil and 3 eggs.  Mix it all up and bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.  While the cookies were cooling I got all the ingredients for the orange frosting.
 


I adapted this recipe from the orange frosting recipe on the back of the powdered sugar box, and I was thrilled with how great it turned out.  All you do is mix together:

1 lb box of powdered sugar
1 stick salted butter (softened)
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp orange zest
1/3 C orange juice



I like a really creamy smooth frosting, so as I was whipping it up I would add a teeny bit more orange juice here and there until I had the consistency I wanted and the tangy flavor too!

Once my cookies were cooled I slathered them in frosting and put them in the fridge to set a little (Okay...only about 5 minutes before I couldn't stand it and had to break them out and try them ;) 


So if you are looking for a fun new cookie recipe...give this one a try!  I love the classic chocolate and orange pairing, they were easy to make...and quite tasty too :)

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8 comments:

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

These are gorgeous! That frosting sounds SO yummy!

Lindsay

This looks SO tasty! Thanks for the recipe!

Ps--it was SO fun to meet you! I had the best time chatting with you. We could most definitely be friends in real life. Wish I lived closer so we could actually have play dates & hang out! Thanks for making the night so wonderful!

Jenn

I love the combination of orange and chocolate!

tanya

Great thinking! Good thing you decided to bake! Chocolate and orange is such a wonderful combination! Why didn't I think of this???

Nicole {WonkyWonderful}

Oh My Gosh - These look so good! YumYum. Visiting from BlissfulandDomestic linkup - Have a wonderful weekend :)

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Yummy! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

Crystalyn

How have I never heard of cake mix cookies? These look SO good. I'll have to try this recipe sometime soon.

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