10 December, 2012

Crafty gift idea: Chai tea whoopie pies

I am one of those people that likes to hand out neighbor gifts. My neighbors don't even know me, but I feel like that adds to the fun. Did she poison this? Is she cray-cray? The answer is yes.

Have you ever heard of Craftsy.com? Such a cool site. They have online classes, instructional videos, crafty ideas and more! Seriously, pretty awesome. I've got a tasty and unique idea for your neighbor gifts from one of their instructors, Joshua John Russell (see below for more on him).

Chai Tea Whoopie Pies

Pie ingredients:
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons instant Chia Tea
2 eggs
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)

Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Place all ingredients into a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix on low until all ingredients are combined. With a small ice cream scoop, dish scoops of dough onto a nonstick tray or silpat at least 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool.


While the pies are baking, you can whip up the filling!

Filling ingredients:
2 cup marshmallow fluff
2 sticks butter
2 teaspoon vanilla

Place all ingredients in a stand mixer with the whip attachment and whip on high for one minute. Now dish or pipe the filling onto one pie and top with another.




Place them in a cute box or tin and you have a wonderful homemade gift! Cute, right?



Joshua John Russell learned baking and pastry arts at Johnson & Wales University, but his elegant and detailed cake designs are all his own. A finalist in “Last Cake Standing,” he has appeared on the “Food Network Challenge” 15 times, showing the world cake artistry that is by turns ornate, over-the-top and seriously cool. He continues to live and work in Atlanta, focusing his creative energy on making modern wedding cakes that look as good as they taste.

3 comments:

  1. Oh my lord, those sound phenomenal!

    I'm going to check out that site. I'm trying to be more crafty!

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  2. I just made pumpkin macadamia nut whoopie pies for thanksgiving and they were great! But your cream filling looks much better than mine turned out. I don't like chai but you made these look tastey!

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  3. I am usually the only one doing neighbor gifts too.. we love it! Not sure what were doing this year, but these look fun and super yummy! Wish I was your neighbor ;)

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