Whoopie Pie Surprise and Blog Awards!

I’m back! Late, I know, but finally back.

As you guys already know from my one trillion updates, Egypt is free from Mubarak’s reign! Egypt definitely still needs a lot of work, but insha’Allah it will happen with the help of the incredible community.

Since all the local Egyptians were getting together to celebrate Egypt’s freedom, I knew I had to make something Egypt-related. So I decided to make whoopie pies. And how exactly are whoopie pies Egypt-related, you ask?

In my mind, I had it all planned out as soon as I decided. Red top, white filling, and black (or brownish) bottom to create the Egyptian flag! I couldn’t add the yellow eagle simply because there wasn’t a place for it, but I think it’s alright :)

These turned out delicious but unfortunately too messy to even take to the celebration since the frosting began to seep out of the whoopie pies after a while. This was my fault, because I needlessly added milk to the frosting and made it more runny. Thank goodness I managed to snap a picture before that happened.

Also, in case you were wondering, I am fully aware that it’s Valentine’s day. I just don’t celebrate it ;)

Enjoy!

Classic Chocolate Whoopie
from Whoopie Pies

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, sift together, flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In another bowl, beat butter, shortening and sugar with a mixer on low until just combined. Increase speed to medium and beat for about 3 minutes.
  5. Add egg and vanilla and beat for two more minutes.
  6. Add half of the flour mixture and half of the milk and beat on low until incorporated. Repeat with remaining flour and milk and beat until combined.
  7. Using a tablespoon, drop batter on baking sheet two inches apart. Bake for about 10 minutes each or until pies spring back when pressed gently.
  8. Remove from oven and cool for about five minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.

Marshmallow Fluff Filling (adapted from marshmallowfluff.com)

  • 1/2 cup butter (I think this could be reduced)
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 cup Marshmallow Fluff (which is about a jar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

In a medium bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat butter and remaining ingredients until light and fluffy.

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BLOG AWARDS

On to the blog awards! While I was on hiatus, I managed to receive some blog awards (perhaps I should go on hiatus more often? :D). I received a Stylish Blog Award from Yummy Chunklet:

and a Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award from Bakeaway With Me:

Totally honored! And now I will finally pass on these awards to my favorite bloggers (in no particular order). And of course Yummy Chunklet and Bakeaway With Me are included but not on the list because I think it’s supposed to be passed down to other bloggers.

  1. One Ordinary Day
  2. An Edible Mosaic
  3. Simply Life (Just wanted to let you know I am currently in the middle of making an Egyptian dinner for you today!)
  4. Black Book Kitchen Diaries
  5. Eats Well With Others
  6. The Comfort of Cooking
  7. The Fresh Fridge
  8. Baking ‘n Books
  9. 6 Bittersweets
  10. The Hungry Housewife
  11. Foodiva’s Kitchen
  12. Sweet and Crumbly
  13. Sinfully Spicy
  14. Mission: Food

I love all these blogs and you should too! Check them out :)

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17 Responses to Whoopie Pie Surprise and Blog Awards!

  1. Wow, thank you so much for these awards and your kind compliments on my photography, Nourhan! Congratulations on your own awards, as well. Any recognition you receive is well deserved. I so enjoy your blog and always look forward to seeing what’s next. Welcome back! :)

  2. Thank you so much for the blog award. I am glad to have you back in action so I can follow your blog. Regarding runny frosting: just add more powdered sugar and it will firm right up. It happens to me all the time. I also have marshmallow cream filling on my blog in the whoopie pie recipe. Have a great Valentine’s Day celebrating the good news.

  3. Victoria says:

    Great idea for the Whoopie Pies!! I saw your comment on my blog! Don’t see my name on your list, but no worries :) Congrats on your awards!

  4. Your cookies look great! And you completely deserve the awards! Welcome back!

  5. Faith says:

    Love your tri-color whoopie pies! I’ve added too much milk to frosting before too…if you have extra powdered sugar you can add that, and if you’re out of powdered sugar, a bit of cornstarch will work too. Congrats on your well-deserved awards, and thank you so much for passing them on to me! I am really honored. Welcome back, sweetie!

  6. Tanvi says:

    I love your whoopie pies..very colorful and perfect to celebrate the occasion.Congrats on all your awards and thanks for the passing on the them to me..thats very kind of you.Have a nice week ahead.

  7. Megan says:

    Thanks so much for the award, I am so flattered! I love your blog…and these whoopie pies look delicious, who care is frosting is runny – I bet they taste awesome!

  8. briarrose says:

    So yummy….a little extra messy factor makes it more fun to eat. ;)

  9. Juliana says:

    Congratulations on your awards…and the whoopie pies looks delicious :-)

  10. Simply Life says:

    oh you are too sweet – thank you for the blog and comment! These whoopie pies look incredible!

    Oh and the Arabic is going well – definitely a challenge to learn but I’m absolutely loving it!

  11. By the way, your past couple of posts have inspired me, and I want to award you a “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!” Congrats!

  12. bakebooks says:

    Your too cute!! Thank you so much for even thinking of me.

    And WHOOPIE!!! :)

  13. Liz says:

    Great whoopie pies! I haven’t found a way to eat or transport these without a big mess, but they sure are delicious. I love the symbolism in yours~

  14. oneordinaryday says:

    What a surprise! Thanks for the bloggie love! :)
    You totally deserve those awards. I look forward to checking in here and seeing what great things you’re making.

  15. Hi Nourhan, congratulations on your blog awards. You truly deserve it my friend!
    and I really appreciate you passing the award to me and your lovely comments on my blog:) you are so sweet.
    Your whoopie pie sounds really yummy and i cant wait to try making them soon.*hugs*

  16. Nourhan, congrats on your well-deserved awards and thanks for passing them on to me. I’m truly honored! You’re really the most patriotic blogger I know, and the Egyptian flag is already featured in several of your baking projects including these marvellous whoopie pies. Your countrymen would be so proud, I’m sure!

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