Monday, July 19, 2010

Zucchini Whoopie Pies

I tried this recipe a few weeks ago and it turned out to be a great way to use the zucchinis that are coming out my ears. 

The only thing I would do differently next time is to use a little less cream cheese and a little more butter in the filling.  My boys weren’t keen on being able to discern the cream cheese flavor.  I know.  You don’t have to tell me.  That’s the best part! 

Zuc whoopie pie

Zucchini Whoopie Pies

  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C grated zucchini
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 C vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 C chopped nuts (optional)

Mix together zucchini, sugar, soda, powder, shortening and egg.  Mix dry ingredients together, add milk.  Combine until smooth and stir in vanilla and nuts.  Drop by tablespoon full onto lightly greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 10 minutes.

When they are cooled, spread filling between two and enjoy!

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 7 ox cream cheese (soft)
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • Mix well.

Because we made a triple batch, we wrapped a good many of them and put them in the freezer.  The boys enjoyed pulling them out and eating them like ice cream sandwiches.  Yum!

PS.  If you stopped by, chances are you have an abundance of zucchinis, too.  My mom’s recipe for Stuffed Zucchini is wonderful!  And I also love Zucchini Muffins.


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Mari said...

Oh yum! I would love the cream cheese filling too!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Oh wow, I'm bookmarking this recipe! It sounds so yummy!

KatiePerk said...

Great post! I will definitely be trying! Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday!

anne maskell said...

What a great idea to use up zucchini! Although I have to admit, I agree with your boys, I'd rather taste the butter than the cream cheese! Thanks for visiting me at Anne's Antics. I hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

Ott, A. said...

Just stoppin' by from the Tuesday recipe parties. I too baked with zucchinni this week. I guess since they are in season, everyone is looking for something to do with them. I baked a choc. chip zucchini cake.
a Latte with Ott, A

the voice of melody said...

Mmm, it looks delecious and I'm sure the real thing was even better. I'd love one now! :)

Brenda said...

Thats a creative way to use up your zucchini. Looks delicious too.