The 12 Baking Days of Christmas is a series I started in my first year of blogging. Then life got crazy with a military deployment and I wasn’t able to continue last year. But now — back by popular demand — I present to you The 12 Baking Days of Christmas 2017!
I am so excited to share my love of baking with you again this holiday season. I’ve created a sweet lineup of recipes that are sure to please and make your holidays extra special. So check back daily for a fresh recipe and get ready to bake, bake, bake!
Whoopie, it’s Christmas!
I think there’s no better way to start the holiday season than with a great, big whoopee! Especially when it’s with these Gingerbread Whoopie Pies!
Soft and rich gingerbread is complemented by a sweet and fluffy cream cheese filling in this festive treat. I like to add a dash of lemon to the frosting to brighten up the heavier, complex flavors of the gingerbread.
I also like to use a cookie scoop to drop the pies. The scoop helps to keep the tops and bottoms uniform in size. I use one heaping cookie scoop for the filling, too. I think it’s proportionally pleasing that way.
And it’s mmm, mmm, good to the last bite.
These Gingerbread Whoopie Pies work great with an array of other sweet treats. Put them out for guests during a holiday party like this.
Or package them up as gifts for your neighbors, teachers and friends.
However you decide, the result is a lovely treat that makes you feel “whoopie” inside when you bite into it. Maybe that’s how they got their name. Enjoy! — v.