Mmm, whoopie pies.
Note: Spell-check is mad.
You can say woo-hoo and whoopie to that!
Speaking of woo-hoo and whoopie…Mama’s day is on the way. I have the worst time deciding what to do… last year, my hubby surprised me with a camera lens and a bread-machine paddle (since I lost mine) and we went to pick strawberries. That was fun. Hmmm, what to do this year… I was totally thinking of visiting Ikea, but it’s an hour away… and gas isn’t getting cheaper.
I’m starting to think a picnic and the beach may be perfect.
Did I ever tell you about my “first” mother’s day?
Well, as you know I’m a stepmama-(full-time) and Mother’s day was 9 months into our relationship, 7 months living together. So, I was getting the hang of being an “instant” mama to a 4 year old. On Mother’s day, we went to the beach with my nephew and stepdaughter. My then-boyfriend was exploring some rocks with the kids when he brings me his daughter. “She has to poo.” He said. So, I take her. She said she had to go real bad and couldn’t walk-so I start to carry her the 100 yards in the sand to the bathroom facilities. She starts to say…”I can’t hold it!” I start to say, “Tell me all the names from The Lion King” ” to distract her. It didn’t work. By the time we get to the restroom, there was poo. Ewww.
So, I put her on the toilet and figure what to do with the swimsuit.
I go to rinse it out. No soap. No paper towels.
I’m about to puke.
At this same time, the little one says: “I don’t have to poo anymore.”
Oh boy. So, I managed to clean her suit- thanks to mens bathroom luxuries like soap…and get on with our beach day.
And, that was my first Mother’s Day being a mama.
I’m sorry, are you still in the mood for cookies? Sure you are. You need cookies after a story like that. 😉
These are made with a brownie mix and a “pouch” of icing. What me and a girlfriend used to refer to as astronaut food. Because of the packaging, of course.
But- now I will call it “modern”. And, way easier to use.
With these, you cook up the brownies in a rimmed cookie sheet. I used a jelly-roll pan. It worked perfect.
Using a 2′ circular cutter, I wound up with 18 pies.
There will be some leftover bits. Save them. Freeze them and mix em in ice cream. Oh yeeeees.
When my 3 year old tried it, she said “Man, these are good, mama” She said “man”. She’s getting so big. And slang-y.
Now, if you would like the chance to be sent a box from Signature Brands to try these yourself, you must do two things.
First, please “like” my *new* facebook page: The Domestic Mama and The Village Cook
And, second, comment at the end of this post the answer to this question:
What was your most memorable holiday?
Winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, May 10th.
|s’more whoopie pies||
- 1 box Betty Crocker Brownie Mix with Hershey’s syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1/4c oil
- 1/4 c water
- 1 pouch Hershey’s s’mores icing, traditional flavor
- Preheat oven to 350 Line a jelly roll pan with parchment and grease the sides.
- Stir brownie mix, syrup,water, oil, and eggs in a bowl. Mix well.
- Spread batter onto pan.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes.
- Allow to cool, and cut brownies with a 2″ cutter.
- Squeeze a small amount of icing onto half of the brownies, and sandwich together.
- Makes 18
A special thank you to Signature brands for sponsoring this post, and allowing me to test out the new products.