Salad w/yummy homemade vinagrette
Lasagna (with homemade noodles)
Homemade bread (turned into garlic bread)
|I love this cookbook.|
Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
Lemon Shortbread Bars
So I can go to the gym tomorrow and not be too stressed, I thought I'd make the bread and desserts today, leaving the salad (oooh hard...) and the lasagna for tomorrow. The bread was a super-fly fail, so I will have to remake another loaf tomorrow. But at least the desserts turned out!
I love to bake. It puts me in a zone of oblivion where I don't have to think about anything other than the recipe and measuring and the food around me as I create.
The problem is that I love to sample, and when I am making non-friendly WW recipe, it does a number on my gut. I had a good amount of leftover whoopie pie filling that I couldn't see go to waste, so I had to eat most of it. :( I feel super-gross now, but it tasted so good! Not worth it. But the whoopie pies did turn out awesome.
Source: Good Housekeeping Best-Loved Desserts (pg. 37)
2 C all-purpose flour
3/4 C light molasses (I use regular full-on dark)
1/4 C granulated sugar
6 TBSP butter melted
2 tsp. ginger (I used extra)
1 tsp cinnamon (I used extra)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
|Batter in pan|
|Magic Whoopie Pie Pan|
6 TBSP butter slightly softened
1 C confectioners' sugar
1 jar (7 ounces)marshmallow creme (about 1 1/2 C)
1 tsp vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350.
|I flattened the heaping tablespoons|
3. Prepare cookies.
Large bowl with spoon mix until smooth:
4. Drop 12 heaping tablespoons batter 2 inches apart on each cookie sheet.
5. Bake until puffy and toothpick inserted comes out clean--about 12 minutes.
Rotate the cookie sheets from top shelf to bottom mid-way. When finished, transfer onto wire racks to cool completely.
7. Spread 1 rounded tablespoon filling on flat side of cookies. Top with remaining cookies. Cover and refrigerate if not serving within 2 hours.
**Be warned...whoopie pies leak filling. I haven't figured out how to store them without stacking them, which also squishes out the filling. Which is irritating.
Some photos of bread and lemon shortbread bars:
|Shortbread Bar. Lemony awesomeness!|