Another fun thing is that I have 3 nieces and 1 nephew that I adore. The oldest, Carly, is 2 1/2 and is quite hilarious. I love quizzing her and hearing her funny answers.
I brought her an apron yesterday (it was only appropriate) and she thought it was awesome. So of course we had to bake something. And what do you think I always choose first? Cookies of course. But I thought it would be fun to make them into little whoopie pies with frosting in the middle. [Even though most of the family ate the cookies before I could assemble the pies!]
You can use this recipe for making just the cookies or for filling with frosting and making the cute whoopie pies. The nice thing about these "whoopie pies" is that they are just regular chocolate chip cookies with frosting in the middle, no special pans or instructions needed!
Ingredients2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) mini chocolate chips
1 container white frosting
DirectionsPreheat oven to 375° F.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoon (or the smallest size cookie scoop) onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until golden brown (7 for mini size was perfect, 8 for small size was perfect for me), err on the side of underdone as they will cook more on the cookie sheet. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Spread frosting between 2 cookies.