seriously, i could not resist the cuteness. could you? FOOTBALL Whoopie Pies!
a few minor adjustments/suggestions from my kitchen to yours:
- once the dough chilled, i used a plastic zip bag to pipe the football shapes onto parchment-lined baking sheets and they baked for 10 minutes
- we used the maple filling (as per the BA recipe) and oh my, that maple filling was very rich, but a perfect complement to the slightly spicy cake
- for the stitching i just piped melted white chocolate
- they didn't look perfect, which makes them perfect
the recipe yielded something like 30 goodly sized whoopie pies. i can't remember exactly because, well, you know. let's just say that after considerable sampling for quality control, ahem, we declared them a huge hit. the cake had just enough of a gingerbread-spice to it without being too much so.
also, i am now hooked on fresh ground nutmeg. xoxo