19 December 2010

american macarons and happy holidays!

Otherwise known as Whoopie Pies. So called because when men would find them in their lunch boxes they would yell, Whoopie!" And yet just another example of how man´s immaturity has shaped history... (juuuuust kidding... ;))

Recipe:
Cake
2 cups (220g) flour
1/2 cup (60g) cocoa
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (250g) plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 stick (115g) butter
1 cup (200g) brown sugar
1 egg
Filling
Mix 1 container of Philly cream cheese with 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar.
(All ingredients should be at room temp.)

Combine flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. (Don´t you just love the smell of butter and sugar?) Add egg to butter mixture and mix well. Now add the flour and the yogurt in intervals. Mix well. Drop spoonfuls on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350F (175C). Let cool before adding the filling.

Wishing you all wonderful holidays and much love, happiness, and peace of mind in the New Year!

I´ll be back after the kings´visit (January 6th). ¡Dos besos muy gordos!

68 comments:

Joyce said...

Merry Christmas my friend! Sending you and your family many blessings and a whoopie of a 2011!

When I use to bake for a local diner a few years back this was our Friday special "Whoopie It's Friday".

Enjoy! xo

Lollipop said...

yummy!
take care & happy holiday!
xxx

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Whoopie! for the recipe!

Et un bonjour du pays où la neige tombe.

Elisabelle said...

Happy holidays:)
And thank you for the recipe!!!

Ian said...

Feliz Navidad. Spain is definitely one of the best countries to spend Christmas in. Hope you and your family have a wonderful time.

Noticed you slipped some Philly cheese in there ;)

Dorte said...

Happy holidays Jane ... and thank´s for this yummi recipe.

Janis said...

I'll have to try one of those American thingies someday ;^)

Have a warm holiday and Happy New Year dear Jane. See you back in 2011! xo...

flowtops said...

Enjoy the holidays!

Sammi said...

o0o I love Whoopie Pies.

They sure make me goo Whoopie

Victoria said...

Love that you called them American Macarons! Look delicious. Enjoy.

Loree said...

I have a feeling that you have given me the perfect recipe. I was trying to find something different this year and, thenks to you, I may have :)

Line said...

delicious Jane happy holidays!!

ladybug-zen said...

:)
merry holidays!

KathyA said...

Mille Bacci and Buon Natale!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I love, love, love these! And seeing the pic in my sidebar made me smile-- and crave them. I think I'll be baking soon. Thanks for the recipe.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday. Thanks for a great year in pictures! Cheers, jj

Juliette said...

merry merry Christmas!

Reyes said...

Merry Christmas Lovely! All the best for 2011 for you and your family, Reyes XXX

Cabrizette said...

Miam !!! Merry Christmas Jane ;-)

inna karenina said...

happy holidays!
and thanks for the recipe - they look delish!

Kamana said...

yummmmmmmmmmmm :)

lespommettesduchat said...

J'adore les whoopies, mais au chocolat je n'ai jamais tenté.
Merci pour la recette.
A bientôt :)

McGillicutty said...

yummy... I wish you'd just make them and send them to me.. recipes are no good to a no good mama like myself! besos!!!

Skylar said...

Man's immaturity...you're HILARIOUS! :)
But then again, those look good, I might just have to yell 'WHOOPIE' too. :D

tanïa said...

Whoopie! Thank you so much, I will definetely bake them, they look fantastic!
Wish you all the best for your christmas holidays, enjoy and take care!

Cacahuete_sr said...

I always wanted to know how to make these! And to know why they are called "Whoopie pies"! :) typical! :)

Francesca said...

Happy holidays, Jane!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

fhieuuww! if that tastes how it looks, i know what i'll be baking over x-mas.... now to get my oven shipshape.
merry holidays to you all!! ♥

Valerie said...

I hear of whoopies everywhere !! I really have to give them a try - thank you for the recipe !

Happy Holidays to you Jane ! to more CV & blog friendship in 2011, and always looking to see more of your photos !
xo

Isabelle said...

thanks for the recipe, it looks delicious ... happy Xmas holiday, see you next year !!

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I wish you a Merry Christmas.

XoXo

Cobalt Violet said...

Merry Christmas!
Hope your holidays are warm and bright!

Mulot said...

Happy Holiday Lovely Jane, this cake looks like yummmmmy :)

Anne Marie said...

That both looks and sounds delicioussss!!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Enjoy the moments of the season :-)

l i s e said...

happy happy holidays jane
xxx

kari said...

thanks for the recipe.
Merry Christmas Jane and best wishes for the New Year.
Take care, Kari.

Jane said...

Those look delicious! I made some whoopie pies at Halloween time and everyone gobbled them up! Merry Christmas!!

Don said...

These do look good! I am now eating my monitor.

L'Atelier said...

Happy Holidays Jane!

Barbara said...

Mmmmm Yummie Holidays for you!

Merry Christmas Jane!

If Jane said...

oh...did i miss you? MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!! xx

Rocio said...

Feliz Navidad Jane!! May 2011 be full of excitement, joy, health and jobs for everyone!!!

Ignacio Santana said...

Feliz Navidad, Jane!!!...y muchas gracias por estar ahí...un gran abrazo!!! ;)

anna said...

yummm that looks like the best Christmas treat! Happy Holidays Jane!x

liza said...

Merry Christmas, Jane! And happy new year, too.

natsumi nishizumi said...

mmm yummy..
Happy Holidays, Jane!
xoxo
natsumi

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

Happiest of holidays, Jane!
Nicola

Line said...

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ladyfi said...

Delicious! Have a wonderful time.

soisses said...

jane, i wish you all the best for the christmas holidays. enjoy the time!

yours dani

Grey Lemon said...

Happy Xmas holidays!!

jgy said...

They look good!!
Wonderful holiday to you Jane!
xoxo
hearts and hugs,

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I wish you and your family a happy new year Jane.

Amicalement...

aimee said...

i'd love to hear a spaniard saying "whoopie pies"....
happy new year!

Ritva said...

dear!
happy new year to you!
may all you sweet dreams come true!
hugs!

Line said...

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Bonne et heureuse année 2011..!!

jgy said...

...and a happy new year!!
xo

Ocean Girl said...

Happy New Year sweet Jane.

Adoption of Jane said...

HAHA! Is that really why they are called Whoopie pies? I never knew that!

Victoria said...

Happy 2011 Jane. Wishing you a great year ahead. And yes, wouldn't that be great if we were neighbours sometime someplace!

natsumi nishizumi said...

Happy New Year Jane!! Thank you for the recipe!! I love macarons!!

n-talo said...

bonjour et bonne année, de temps en temps je me promène via la chaine de jane's corner et j'aimerai y participer alors comment faire ?

Daan said...

Oelala, looks yummy!
Happy 2011, dear Jane!

-x-

la ninja said...

whoopie!

happy ny, you! :)

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Sounds fabulous!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

My holiday eating has GOT to end (as I polish off a slice of gingerbread cake...)

Seriously - I haven't gained weight since I went to the gym EVERY day (which made me even more hungry) - but that can't last. I need an intervention.

Happy New Year to you! Wishing your family all the best in 2011.

Miss Zen said...

Love this story of the american maccarons. Happy new year !

la casita said...

Oh these are super yummies!
Happy 2011!

5orangepotatoes said...

Hi Jane! I've missed you! Just a little "hello" from Ohio -and- of course the hello must be left on a yummy post! I want!!!!!

I shared this link on my 5op facebook page to share with friends.

Warmly, Lisa