Friday, July 18, 2008

BlogHop 08 - Never Met a Party I Didn't Like

There's a party going on...but, because I started partying a little bit earlier tonight (for other reasons) and had a few beers already, I'm not going to get too wordy here...so for more details on the party and the reason behind it, I'll just tell you to click on the button above and visit Robin, she'll tell you all about it. What I will tell you is that I thought this was a FANTASTIC idea, so I had to join in. Thanks Robin for hosting, and everyone else who helped Robin for helping!!!

So, since you can't have a party without food...I thought I'd share with you my Faux Whoopie Pie (also known as Moon Pies in other parts of the country) with you.



I'm not sure if you'll be able to "embiggen" the above photo, because for some reason that doesn't always work with blogger, so here's the recipe:

2 pkg (18 1/4 oz each) devil's food cake mix
1 c. veggie oil
4 eggs

Filling:
1 pkg (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar
1 t. vanilla




In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mixes, oil and eggs, mix well.

Roll into 1 in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Do not flatten.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until set (I found that it needed a bit longer, more like 15 minutes). Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks (cookies will flatten as they cool).
In a small mixing bowl (unless you're doubling the recipe as I did), beat cream cheese and butter until smooth.
Add suggar and vanilla; beat until smooth.

Spread on bottom half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 6 dozen (halves, or 3 dozen total). These cookies freeze well.
Note: The cream filling will be really soft and melty (is that a word?) but once you refrigerate the cookies, it will harden and taste OH SO FABULOUS!!!
I could lie and tell you that I made the massive amounts of cookies/pies you see above all for you, because this is a party after all...but well, you won't be here to eat them, and that'll make me look like I'm a big glutton going to eat 6 dozen pies (which by the way is 12 dozen individual cookies) all by myself. So, the truth is, I made ALL of those (not all of them are in the photo above) a few weeks ago for a bake sale. Yes, 12 dozen cookies is crazy, but actually...it only took me about 3 hours to do it all...not too bad, right? If you have bigger cookie pans, you can probably even make them in less time...I wasn't very well prepared.
Anywhoo...there's the food...what else do we need for a good party?
How about some stories? I could tell you the one about The "Love" that never was...and then if that sparks your interest, you could learn all about "All The Boys I've Loved"... Or, we could discuss 200 other things about me?
But then, that seems kind of self-involved no? Maybe we don't want to talk about me...maybe we want to talk about you? You could tell me something about you and your blog, in your comment, and why I should come visit.
Yeah, I like that idea much better...tell me a little something about you and why we should be "blog buddies" if we aren't already. And if we are already, seeing as I've been a bit "MIA" lately, tell me what I've missed...
And have a whoopie pie, won't you? Robin said we should keep our posts short, so I'm going to leave it here for now and go visit the rest of you!
Happy BlogHopping!



25 comments:

ellen b said...

Karina,
Those look fabulous! Enjoy the party hopping...

Joy said...

Oh... those look heavenly!!! I'm going to have to bookmark this one because I'm so tired my eyes are crossing (which just means I'm seeing DOUBLE the yumminess)!

zchamu said...

Wait a minute. Did you already have those photos or are you making drunk cookies? Love it! Nice to meet you!

Leslie said...

Those look delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe and demonstration.

Nice to meet you!

World's Greatest Mommy said...

These look positively sinful! Can't wait to try them!

Thanks for visiting. It's so much fun to meet new people!

texasknights said...

If you did all that after a few beers, I want to know what you can do when you don't drink! :) Have fun at all the parties. Don't party too hard!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh you have me laughing here with your made-up words. :) Embiggen...love it! I'm gonna have to use that one...

I love me some Whoopie Pies, and these look fantastic...actually maybe even a little healthier (if that's possible) than actually Whoopie Pies. And easier. I'm bookmarking this one!

Bunny Trails said...

The cookies look delish!! I'll have to try those out. :D

Bunny Trails said...

Oops - I forgot to tell you anything about me. Or why to come by my place. I brought the live entertainment to the party. Definitely indicative of my wonky sense of humor. Check it out. :D

The Fritz Facts said...

Moon pies are wonderful!! We make them at holiday time with colored filling. Very festive!

So nice to meet you!!

Joy T. said...

Wowzers do those look good! I might have to look into this BlogHop. And I see you have another 'Joy' commenter. You aren't two-timing on me now are you? :o)

ChrisB said...

After seeing these I wish I'd joined the party!

Rebecca said...

Oh YUM! (Just sayin'.)

And I think we should be blog buddies simply because you make treats like this one. :)

Karen said...

My kids will love those - thanks for sharing! :) That was quite the project...and I have to say that you have one of the cleanest ovens I've ever seen! ;)

Char @ DigiScrapchat said...

YUMMY!! Thanks for sharing those - I'm catching up on more blogs from the Blog Hop this morning, and getting hungry for snacks all over again!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Oooo, moon pies! Yum!! Thanks for the recipe. I think that's a great door prize.

Thanks for inviting us in.

franticallysimple said...

I can't wait to make these, eat a dozen or so and go into a sugar coma. Or as we call it at our house: Saturday night.

After a cup of coffee said...

Oh, goodness, those cookies look amazing! I would eat way too many, I have no self control.

Great to meet you!

Christy

Jenni said...

Those look amazing! I'm late to the party, but it's nice to meet you, Karina!

Jenni
http://onething.typepad.com/

Peculiar said...

Faux moon pie...that looks so good! I know all about moon pies. I'm from that area.

Kim said...

Yum! I know I'm late, but do you have any left? They look scrumptious!

tarable said...

Those cookies look great! My best blogging friend makes some like this, but your recipe sounds so much easier. Thanks for having me.

Vinca Pervanche said...

Mmm. Those look sinfully delicious. Nice to meet you!

forgetfulone said...

Nice to meet you! That recipe looks absolutely delicious! Chocolate and cream cheese and sugar? It's gotta be good!

I'm still making the rounds to party people. If you have a chance, I'd love you to stop by.
http://forgetfulone.blogspot.com/2008/07/bloghop-08-party-post-and-giveaway.html

Robin said...

Did you make those AFTER you had a few beers? And wrote that post?? Or was it something you could cut and paste?

Either way, looks YUMMY!

Thanks for joining in...I'll be partying all week 'cause I just wasn't able to visit blogs like I wanted over the weekend :/.

And this blog? Will, sweets, I haven't been to "this" one in quite a while, and it's changed to VERY Oooo la la since I was away :).