So…it has been a while since i’ve even posted anything on here! A combination and busy bee antics and needing motivation I think! Anyway, I went to my hairdressers the other day and she asked me about the blog, said how much she liked it and that she’d been recommending it, and I thought ‘Get your butt in gear Zoe…get a post on’. So I have!! Rummaging in my baking pastry cabinet I realised I had some deliciously sweet Marshmallow Fluff that needing using up and that is why this recipe came about. I started googling alternatives to just making whoopie pies (which is the key use in my Hummingbird Book) and found a great Pinterest page full of calorific, heart-attack inducing recipes. This one stood out as it includes peanut butter…and you know how much I LOVE peanut butter. I have included the website here but I think I made mine more filled and chose not to add the sea salt on top. Let me know what you think!! Enjoy and apologies for being so aloof
There’s something very satisfying and exciting about making cookies in any format…strangely I really like it when there are many stages. Hence why I like my bourbon dinosaurs that you can find here and I love the Biscuits book by Miranda Gore Browne…the custard creams are epic! So this recipe was exciting because it was actually quite simple and incredibly satisfying to make. I always find getting the ingredients out at the start to be the easiest thing to ensure I have everything and then once I use something I put it away…then I know that everything has been included. I used just under half a tub of the 217g Marshmallow Fluff that you can actually find at the moment in Home Bargains and the like for quite cheap. I then made a half batch of these whoopie pies which it turns out look awesome since I edged them in rainbow sprinkles. Check out my Instagram for pics @zoedyer13
Right now back to the bake…
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 free-range medium/large egg
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup plain flour
- 3/4 cups oats (I just used Aldi basics as they’re nice and chunky)
- 1/4 tsp table salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- Marshmallow Fluff (about 1/3 -1/2 of a 217g tub)
- Peanut Butter (about 12 tsp worth or more if you LOVE peanut butter like me)
Line 2 trays with either silicon mats or greaseproof. If you get a chance, invest in some silicon mats…they’re amazing as barely anything ever sticks to them…unlike cheap greaseproof paper.
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan)
These are definitely worth a try and I expect best when warm from the oven with a cuppa tea or coffee.
Let’s hope my Create Department like these and the students (if there are any left).