Sonntag, 28. Oktober 2012

fly with me - butterfly whoppie pies

Butterflies in october? Not long anymore and we´re celebrating christmas... 
However in my kitchen butterflies are still flying around. 
A new german baking magazine called LECKER, inspired me for this recipe.
The original recipe just made the whoopie pies the normal way, but I had butterflies in my mind.
Yesterday the last birds left, flying in big swarms on their way, to a warmer spot, to overwinter. 
It was so unreal to see the sky almost turn black, when they flew over my head.
Summer and autumn are saying "good bye", winter is knocking on my door.
Don´t get me wrong, I like wintertime as much as the other seasons.
Winter allows me to gulp down mugfuls of hot chocolate and hide in snugly knit sweaters.
So fly with me...maybe to a warmer place, where butterflies still fly around and even if it´s only in your kitchen:-)

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Photo by sabrinasue


for the dough:

2/3 cups soft butter
1/2 cup + 2 tbs sugar
Pinch of salt
3 medium eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tbs baking powder
food color (red)

for the filling:

1 cup mascarpone
2/3 cups confectioner's sugar
2/3 cups crème fraîche


Preheat oven to 350°f.
Line a cookie sheet with baking paper.

For the dough:

  • In a large bowl beat butter, sugar and salt with a mixer on medium-high speed, until light and creamy, for about 5 minutes. 
  • Stir in eggs one after another until incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl sift together flour and baking powder.
  • Add dry ingredients and food color to butter egg mixture and blend until well combined. 
  • Transfer batter on prepared cookie sheet and smooth with dough scraper.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes.

After baking, let cool for about 10 minutes before you start cutting out butterflies with cookie cutters.

For the filling:

  • In a medium bowl beat mascarpone, confectioner's sugar and crème fraîche with a mixer on medium-high speed, until fluffy and well combined.
  • Transfer mascarpone filling into a pastry bag fitted with a star-shaped nozzle.

  • Cut out butterflies with cookie cutter - make sure always to have a pair. (bottom and top)
  • Pipe filling onto the bottom of each butterfly and crown with the top.

Dust with confectioner's sugar

Photo by sabrinasue



  1. Awww these are just gorgeous!! This is the type of thing that would be perfect a girly afternoon tea.

  2. Hi Jennifer, thank you so much, for the compliment.
    I just visited you awesome site. It's unbelievable. I have to try your Halloween cookies, jam cut out...

  3. Thanks on creating one of the most stylish blogs I have come across in a long time! It's truly incredible how much you are able to take away from some thing simply because of how aesthetically gorgeous it is. Youve created a fantastic be site fantastic graphics , structure. site!

  4. Best compliment ever:-) Thank you so much.;-)


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