Whoopie After A Dinner Date

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on February 23, 2011

in Baking, beef, dessert, simple recipe, vegetables, vegetarian

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A word of advice: when your husband/fiance/boyfriend/significant other offers to cook dinner for you on a weeknight, JUST SAY YES!

I came home today, and Adam had gone to the grocery store and purchased all the ingredients for a delicious dinner. Just what I needed after the long day I had!

We had a very balanced meal of:




pan-roasted brussels sprouts (ok, I made these), and


sweet potato oven fries

All together now:


You know you’re a food blogger when your husband presents you with a beautifully-plated dinner, perfect for photos!

Since I hadn’t cooked dinner, I had energy to make a little treat for my coworkers tomorrow: chocolate chip whoopie pies!

I had every intent of making 9 whoopie pies, but alas, the last pan I put in didn’t want to behave, and managed to turn into what Adam said looked like a “molecular experiment on a cookie sheet”.

The final product though? Pretty and delicious!


No wait, these deserve a pedestal…


Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies


  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 batch cream cheese icing


Pre-heat the oven to 350*F. Cream the butter and sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together (except the chocolate chips). Add the eggs one at a time to the butter and sugar mixture, beating well after each addition. Then, add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter/sugar/egg mixture, then 1/2 of the milk. Continue alternating until all is incorporated. Then stir in the chocolate chips. Scoop with an ice cream scoop onto a cookie sheet, 2″ apart. Bake about 15 minutes or until the cake springs back to the touch. Allow to cool completely, then sandwich two cookies together with cream cheese icing, and decorate if desired.

I had to find a use for the rainbow sprinkles I purchased today. From a bulk bin. For $2.99 a pound. I didn’t buy a pound, but it was cool to be able to if I needed or wanted. Or if someone else needed or wanted.



So about that inappropriate post title… I had a dinner date, and then, I made whoopie… pies! Yeah, I’m that nerdy.



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glidingcalm February 23, 2011 at 9:31 PM

so cute!! The whoopie pies, with sprinkles, AND that Adam plated your food so beautifully!!

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Rhonda February 23, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Love your post title…so provocative! Your hubby did a great job, it’s amazing how they step up. The Whoopie Pies look spectacular.
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Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat February 23, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Those are the prettiest whoopie pies I have ever seen! LOVE!
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Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish) February 23, 2011 at 9:42 PM

Two Things:
1. How sweet of your hubs to make dinner, and plate it so nicely too. I love when my husband makes dinner, and then plates all nice and pretty too. :)
2. Your whoopie pies look great, I’ve never seen a chocolate chip one before. I had my first one in November, and LOVED it. I need to add a whoopie pie pan to my ever growing list of specialty pans. I have a scone pan, now I just need a doughnut pan and a whoopie pan. :) Whoopie is a fun word!
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Mara @ What's For Dinner? February 23, 2011 at 9:50 PM

You totally don’t need a whoopie pie pan!! I just used a dough scoop on a non-stick pan!


Amanda February 23, 2011 at 9:42 PM

I want a dinner date and some beautiful whoopie too! Those whoopie pies are lovely, my friend.
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Hallie February 23, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Those looks heavenly! BTW, I learned a way around the “vote once a day” thing. I can vote once on my work computer and once from home. I want you to win! If anyone deserves to win a cupcake contest, it’s you for heaven’s sake.
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Mara @ What's For Dinner? February 23, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Thank you my friend!!! I vote from home, work and my phone :) Thanks for stuffing the ballot box for me!


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 23, 2011 at 10:05 PM

I’m going to dream about those sprinkles.
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Diana Hayes February 23, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Cuuuute! Can’t have a great dinner without a photo first.


Jenn (eating bender) February 23, 2011 at 11:07 PM

I’m drooling – you have no idea how much I adore rainbow sprinkles. These look simply perfect!

Your post title is one of my favorites ever. :) I’m so glad someone has my same sense of humor! Adam did a great job with dinner, too. Sounds like a night worth its whoopie…
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Lauren February 24, 2011 at 5:54 AM

Your food always looks so beautiful! Just like you my love. ;)
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Blog is the New Black February 24, 2011 at 7:29 AM

Loved the title of this post! ;) And the whoopie pies look darling!
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Roz February 24, 2011 at 12:36 PM

LOVE the post title! And the little pedistal!!!
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Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle February 24, 2011 at 2:08 PM

oh my goodness…that dinner looks amazing!!!!!!!
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Christin@purplebirdblog February 24, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Sprinkles make everything look so happy!
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Holly February 24, 2011 at 6:43 PM

i want a whoopie pie. like now.

happy day ms. mara :)


Tracy @ Commit to Fit February 24, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Any excuse to eat two cookies at the same time is a good one to me :) Yum!
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