I had a major baking FAIL yesterday. Although I’m pretty good at sticking to cooking 4 days a week and I don’t typically ruin my cooked dinners, I am not a baker (the only recipe that I consistently get right is my pumpkin bread). I even messed up a boxed baked good! I found this whoopie pie mix at the store and thought it would be a great idea to make for a holiday party my friend Claire was throwing. Everyone typically makes cookies for the holidays so I thought these would be a different treat to enjoy.
It started out so well. All I needed to do was mix oil, an egg, and some milk into the gingerbread batter
Then put them on a baking sheet and bake them for about 10 minutes. But when they came out they were flat as a pancake! Not fluffy like the picture on the box 😦
And the frosting? Don’t even get me started on the frosting. The directions said to beat some room temperature butter until fluffy, then mix powdered sugar and vanilla. I followed the recipe exactly and the frosting tasted like straight butter. BUTTER. Plus, it was yellow (umm, did I say it had a lot of butter?) not white like on the box. Ok, ok I can admit that the “picture” on the box was a cartoon-like illustration…but mine didn’t turn out even close! I couldn’t even eat one. The “pie” cookies were flat and the frosting was just like buttered sugar. Eww.
So I threw them all away and made some gingerbread chai tea instead
And I didn’t end up bringing anything to the party. But my girl Claire had some amazing food and beautiful Christmas decorations, so my whoopie pies weren’t missed
Do you have a recipe you like to make or treat you like to eat over the holidays?