9.09.2015

MAPLE OAT WHOOPIE PIES WITH MAPLE CASHEW CREAM [AND A WELCOME HOME TO THE HAPPY HEARTED KITCHEN]

Maple Oat Whoopie Pies with Maple Cashew Cream | Sevengrams

Four years ago, when Jodi told me she was moving to France, I was overcome with all the emotions -- filled with joy and excitement for her and her new adventure, filled with love for the new chapter that her and Matt were starting, and totally saddened to know that we would no longer be living in the same city (or at the time, same country).

I'd like to think that having an ocean between friends makes their friendship stronger. We skyped regularly, visited as often as we could, and once she started her blog back in 2012, I knew I would never miss a beat. Each new post brought forward an enticing new recipe, and a sneak peak into the life that she (they), were creating in France.

She landed back in Canada yesterday, and to say that I'm excited to have her home would be an understatement. To channel some of this excitement, I reached out to some fellow blogging ladies to throw Jodi a virtual welcome home party. And in true Canadian spirit, its loaded with all things maple.

Maple Oat Whoopie Pies with Maple Cashew Cream | Sevengrams

Maple Oat Whoopie Pies with Maple Cashew Cream | Sevengrams

Maple Oat Whoopie Pies with Maple Cashew Cream | Sevengrams

Maple Oat Whoopie Pies with Maple Cashew Cream | Sevengrams

Check out the other ladies taking part in Jodi's maple infused welcome home party!
{#welcomehomeHHK}

sweet //
Faring Well | Maple Crumb Donuts
London Bakes | Maple Syrup Madeleines
Warm Vanilla Sugar | Maple Pecan Apple Crumble

savoury //
Gratitude & Greens | Maple Tempeh Sandwiches

Maple Oat Whoopie Pies with Maple Cashew Cream | Sevengrams

MAPLE OAT WHOOPIE PIES WITH MAPLE CASHEW CREAM // makes ~14 cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup maple sugar (or white sugar if you can't find maple sugar)
2 T maple syrup
1 egg
1/2 T vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cup large flaked rolled oats

maple cashew cream //
1 1/2 cups unsalted cashews, soaked overnight
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 T coconut oil
2-3 T water

What to do:

In the body of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, brown sugar and maple sugar until combined and smooth.

In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, egg and vanilla extract. Pour the mixture into the stand mixture, and beat until combined.

Finally, add the baking soda and baking powder, and beat one last time.

Gently fold in the flours and rolled oats, until everything is evenly combined.

Scoop the mixture using a 1" ice cream scoop, or roll the dough into 1" balls, and place onto parchment lined baking sheets. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350.

Gently press down on the top of each dough ball. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

While the cookies are baking, prepare the cashew cream. Combine all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend on high until smooth. Keep the cashew cream in the fridge until ready to use.

To assemble the whoopie pies, place a spoonful of cashew cream on one cookie, and top with another cookie. Squeeze slightly and enjoy!

14 comments:

  1. Hip hip! I do love a virtual party and this one has been such fun! These treats are absolute perfection. I want that maple cashew cream on everything!

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    1. Can't thank you enough for participating in this fun little virtual party Kathryn! Disclaimer: if you whip up a batch of the cashew cream, it will be gone within 24hrs ;)

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  2. These are a total delight! Really yummy flavour and you have me craving fall. Thanks for organizing this fun party!

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    1. YOU have me craving fall! May totally need to whip up that crisp this weekend. Thanks again for taking part in the party! x

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  3. Hi Shelley,
    Thanks to this wonderful virtual party that you organized, I found your blog. I love that you put this all together for Jodi. So sweet. I want these whoopie pies. All of them!

    Nice to meet you. Looking forward to seeing more of your kitchen creations.

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    1. Hi Kathryn,
      Thanks so much for stopping by, and for the kind words! x

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  4. Shelley, these maple oat whoopie pies are adorable! You are such a sweet friend and I'm so glad I got to meet you through this welcome home party for Jodi!

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    1. Thanks lady! So glad we got to meet as well -- I only wish it had happened early while I was living in Toronto. Holler if you're ever in Montreal x

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  5. Oh my gosh these are the cutest little pies ever. I love oat-based whoopie pies..in my opinion, they taste much better than plain ol' chocolate! xo

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    1. Thanks Becca! They are totally 'small' enough to justify eating two ;)

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  6. I love virtual parties! This is such a lovely idea. :) These woopie pies are so cute, and oh my...this maple cashew cream sounds so delicious!!

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    1. Thanks Sophie -- I'm new to these virtual parties, but it sure was fun! I'm so glad to have recently stumbled onto your site. Your creamy kale it totally on tap for the weekend!

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  7. Such a cute welcome back party and I'm loving all the maple recipes + have a few new blogs to read :)

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    1. Thanks Sofia! I recently saw your chocolate pear pie on baked the blog, and was blown away, looks so good!

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