I found these online, and thought they were pretty cute, so I'm making them for a Halloween party tonight. I've never had them before, we'll see later what the verdict is.
I bought the spiders from the dollar store. Some are rings (you can cut the ring part off if it bugs you)
- 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix, with pudding in the mix
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 jar (7.5 oz) Marshmallow Fluff
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 tsp Orange extract *
- Orange food coloring (red and yellow)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbs milk or water **
1- Prepare whoopie pies. Beat all ingredients in a bowl (only the whoopie ingredients, just to be clear). Mix for 3 minutes or until batter is smooth. Let batter rest 30 minutes.
2- Heat oven 400 degrees. Line several cookie sheets with parchment paper. Drop about 1 1/2 Tbsp of batter into mounds on baking sheets, spacing them 3 inches apart. (They poof up quite a bit.)
3- Bake 9-11 minutes, or until cakes are puffed and a pick inserted into center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack, and cool completely.
4- Prepare filling. In large bowl cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add marshmallow Fluff, cream cheese and orange extract*. Continue mixing until blended. Tint filling with food coloring.
5- Make cookie 'sandwiches' with filling.
6- For the glaze**, mix ingredients in a small bow until thick and smooth. Transfer to a small zip-lock bag. Snip off a corner of bag and pipe a spiderweb design on top of each whoopie pie.
*You can also use vanilla extract. I would think even a mint could be good too with the chocolate cookies. The orange personally reminds me of the orange sticks, like at Christmas time.... I don't like orange sticks...*
** I just used a Betty Crocker decorative icing pouch. It already has it mixed, and a tip. Plus if you don't use it all you can store it for another time... Not to mention, one less bowl to clean. :) **