Friday, August 21, 2015

Experimenting With Squash

Are you up to your ear with squash, too? I never thought I could get sick of it but, damn. There is SO much of it around. Don't get me wrong, I love the stuff but not with every meal, every day. So, in light of it's over abundance I decided to experiment and am I glad I did. I now have yet another delicious way to eat this vegetable. Best part - for dessert! That's right. i decided to play with that whoopie pie recipe and concocted zucchini bread whoopie pies. Try them, you'll like them!

Zucchini Bread Whoopie Pies

For the Cookies:
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon maple whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2¾ cup flour
  • 2 cups grated zucchini, squeezed of excess liquid 
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
For the Filling:
  • 1/2 cup softened butter 
  • 1/2 cups shortening
  • 1 cups marshmallow fluff,
  • 1/2 teaspoons maple extract
  • 1 teaspoons maple whiskey
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 cup heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350F

In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment cream together shortening, butter and sugar. Slowly add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoon onto a foil lined baking sheet. Bake approximately 15 minutes until set. Allow to cool.

While the cookies are baking add the filling ingredients to a mixing bowl of your stand mixer and mix with the paddle attachment until smooth.

When cookies are cooled, assemble with the filling.

Enjoy! Share with friends and neighbors! These are GOOD!

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