Friday, December 14, 2012

Sharing the Joy: Friday Baking and Movies


I'm late with this post.  Sorry about that.  Busy times right now!

Tonight I'm sharing with you a recipe from Woman's Day magazine, the December 2012 issue.


Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 large eggs
1 tsp liquid red food coloring
1/2 cup buttermilk
8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup marshmallow cream (such as Fluff)
Red and white pearlized sanding sugars, for decorating

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar and butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Beat in the eggs, then the vanilla and food coloring.  Alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated.
  3. Drop level Tbsp of the batter onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them 2 in. apart.  Bake until the tops are set and spring back when lightly pressed, 6 to 8 minutes.  Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
  4. While the cookies cool, using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Add the marshmallow cream and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Spread 1 level Tbsp of filling onto half of the cookies, then sandwich with the remaining cookies.  Sprinkle sanding sugar around the edges of the whoopie pies.  Serve immediately or refrigerate, in a single layer, covered, for up to 5 days.  Bring to room temperature before serving.

Christmas movies on TV this weekend

Hallmark Channel



 Baby's First Christmas--Saturday, December 15 at 8pm EST


Christmas with Holly--Sunday, December 16 at 8pm EST

Lifetime

Saturday, December 15


The Merry In-Laws--8pm EST


The Real St. Nick--10pm EST

ION



Christmas Twister--Sunday, December 16 at 8pm EST

Don't forget to visit my friends at It's a Wonderful Movie for all the Christmas movie news and for the Christmas TV Schedule.

I'll have a new craft for you tomorrow and hopefully some weekend lit for you on Sunday.

Always in spirit....

1 comment:

  1. One of the finest of write-ups there is on the internet today. Kudos to the author for being so well informed. I must give it to their presence of mind and the selection of words. This couldn’t have been written in a much beautiful way. Keep it up. Good on you.
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