Oatmeal Whoopie Pies with Honey Buttercream Frosting
As told by the book Whoopie Pies! and edited/photographed by yours truly!
Makes 12 good sized whoopies!!
What you’ll need:
For the whoopie (hah!)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cup rolled oats (this will be divided into ¾ cup whole and ¾ cup finely ground/blended/food processor’d)
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
For the frosting:
- 3 cups confectioners sugar
- 1 stick (8 tbsp) softened butter
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2-3 tbsp heavy cream
- Preheat your oven to 350deg F! Yeah you did it!
- Mix the butter and sugars together until fully mixed. Add the eggs and vanilla. Set aside.
- Grind up half of the amount of oats needed for this recipe. My blender actually managed to do this without much of a problem.
BAKERHI NOTE: The oats need to be fine enough to mimic flour, just for a reference point.
- Mix the flour, both sets of oats, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl.
- Slowly mix the flour mix into the egg/butter mix, probably like 3 rounds of pouring gradually.
- Put drops of the dough on a cookie sheet like you were making cookies, and bake them for 11 minutes. Let them cool.
- FROSTING: So, for this it’s simple. Mix the butter, sugar, honey and cream together until soft and fluffy. I’ve found that if you try to whip the butter up on it’s own first it makes things easier, but so long as you have a hand mixer this is a cinch. Make sure your little pies are cool enough so this doesn’t melt all over the place, and you shouldn’t have any tearing issues while you frost them
And there you have it! Delicious little whoopie pies, just for you!
I wanted to do something that wasn’t so chocolaty, and more classic. I think I hit the nail on the head – and the honey is really subtle in the frosting, which I love.
Enjoy!! <3 Bakerhi