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Shopping Around the World

31 Mar

This month my dear brother Phenny is hosting Shopping Around the World.  His suggestion this month was pie, dessert or anything sweet.  Since I can’t just post a picture of me for something sweet – snorts with piggy laughter, I”m going to let mom take care of this month.  Hope you enjoy my friends ❤

Now this month was hard.  Sweets – my favorites of any kind – is something I’m trying to stay away from here at the Hotel Thompson.  But there are times that the inner sweet monster comes from within and you just *have* to have something gooey and wonderful.  A long time favorite of ours here are Whoopie Pies.  Now if you don’t know what a Whoopie Pie is here, you are a sheltered person and need a fix ASAP!  You can fix them as elaborately as you want or in my case as simple as you want.  And you know me…. I’m all about simple 🙂 

So here is a picture of what a Whoopie Pie looks like.  (I didn’t take this picture.)  This is a simple way of seeing what a Whoopie Pie looks like.  They should be gooey and wonderful.  Most of them are made with a cake batter as the top and bottom.  But remember, I have a favorite ‘quick’ recipe.  Here you go:

◊ Store bought cookies (no lying).  Get a package of the soft cookies – you don’t want a hard one.  Or you can make your own.  Now remember to buy twice as many cookies because you will need two cookies for every Whoopie Pie.  I bought a package of 24 cookies from our local market for $3.29 – I bought Macadamia cookies.  Buy and make whatever kind of cookies you like.  24 cookies will make 12 Whoopie Pies.

◊ Here is the tricky part – what do you want for your center?  You have several options.  You can buy a container of Cool Whip.  You can buy those little containers of pre-made frosting.  Or, you can be lazy like me.  I asked the bakery department at my market to whip me up some butter cream frosting.  A huge container cost me $4.99 – and that is more than enough.  

Now the fun begins.  I take my 12 cookies and place them on a cookie sheet.  I then put my butter cream frosting in a pastry bag and start dabbing frosting on my cookies.  After all my cookies have full attention, I then place cookies on top of the frosting.  There you go – instant Whoopie Pies.  No, they are not like the ‘real’ Whoopie Pies but are your guests or family going to know the difference?  Of course not.  Heck, throw some flour on your face and around the kitchen and let them know you slaved in the kitchen for hours.  Who is going to know?  I’m not going to tell.  ❤ 

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18 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. franhunne4u

    March 31, 2017 at 1:10 am

    I wanted to leave my contribution today at Phenny’s – but the lazy ass has not yet come around to post something – so I leave my contribution here and later at his place:
    http://inhannover.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/shop-around-the-world-dessert/

     
  2. CarolMaeWY

    March 31, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Looks yummy and easy. I actually posted something!
    https://carolmaewy.wordpress.com/2017/03/30/shopping-around-the-world-3/

     
  3. easyweimaraner

    March 31, 2017 at 2:09 am

    ooooh that is a recipe even the mama can handle…. and that is a super idea to ask the bakery for frosting…. how great that the mama was super generous with the gifts for the bakers kids last howl-o-ween…. hehehehehe

     
    • Piglove

      March 31, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Snorts! Oh brother, my mom asks the baker for a lot of things – heck one time she asked them to come cook for us – hilarious laughter happened after that thinking mommy was joking – she wasn’t. HA! She also gets pizza dough from them to make our own pie. Awesome! Thanks for hosting Shopping Around the World this month – I appreciate it! XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. angelswhisper2011

    March 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

    I think my mouth is watering…this looks delicious, Bacon 🙂 We have made a post too, not so sweet as yours, but it is delicous too..we hope… 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Meal 🙂 ❤
    We come back later to hop with the participans ❤

     
  5. onespoiledcat

    March 31, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Now that’s what we call a simply divine SIMPLE dessert!!! WHOOOOOPIEEEEE!

    Hugs, Angel Sam and Ted

     
    • Piglove

      March 31, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Amen to that cousin! XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. imagesbytdashfield

    March 31, 2017 at 8:44 am

    I’d rather have my own homemade oatmeal raisin cookies with ice cream in the middle 🙂 Hope you are safe and don’t have to drive on that highway. That is going to mess things up for quite awhile.

     
    • Piglove

      March 31, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Oh yum – that sounds so delicious as well sweet friend. It was horrendous watching all of the activities about the highway last night. I’m so thankful that no one was hurt/died from this horrible incident. XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. 15andmeowing

    March 31, 2017 at 10:43 am

    I wonder if my store would sell buttercream frosting? I hope not, I would eat it all with a spoon out of the container 🙂 Those look good.

     
    • Piglove

      March 31, 2017 at 11:32 am

      I know! Ask the bakery department. I’m sure they would. Mine does in 3 different sizes – and in different flavors. You just have to ask about it. When we have little get togethers, this is the easiest way to get something together. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. Kate Crimmins

    March 31, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    We have these for our reunion every summer and use vanilla ice cream in between. It’s perfect for hot weather!

     
    • Piglove

      March 31, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      That sounds amazingly good!! We may have to try that here this summer. Thanks!! XOXO – Bacon

       
      • Kate Crimmins

        March 31, 2017 at 1:32 pm

        Soften ice cream, put between two cookies and put in freezer. Shazaam!

         
  9. Tails Around the Ranch

    April 8, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Quick, easy, delish. What’s not to love here? Woopie!

     
    • Piglove

      April 10, 2017 at 9:54 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

       

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