Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Zucchini Whoopie Pies

1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 egg
2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup of shredded zucchini (drained)

Preheat oven to 350.

In the bowl of your electric mixer cream butter and sugars together. Add in egg, lemon zest, and vanilla. After it is combined mix in flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Fold in zucchini

Drop heaping 1 tbs mounds onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes. remove and allow to cool completely before filling with frosting.

For the Frosting:

1/2 cup room temp butter
2-3 cups of powder sugar
1 tsp heavy cream
1 tbs lemon zest
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt

With an electric mixer cream butter with sugar. Add in sugar 1/2 cup at a time.  If it is too thick add in heavy cream to thin it out a tad.

Mix in lemon zest, vanilla and salt. Whip oh med/high until it is light and fluffy.

Pipe into cooled cookies.

*I got this recipe from bakeaholicmama.com .

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