cookie carnival :: october round-up!
for october, we made MINI-PUMPKIN WHOOPIE pies! yes! they were my attempt at something autumnal and maybe even a fun halloween party treat. the recipe comes fom Martha and i'll give you the link here, rather than posting the recipe myself. i highly recommend you go and check out her video demo as COOKIE MONSTER himself is her guest. and he rocks. of course.
i have to say, i enjoyed these cookies a lot, but had some issues with them. i found the pumpkin aspect to be sort of. . . token. there's just not enough pumpkin flavor. i added some more to it, but i still didn't feel it packed enough of a pumpkin punch. i couldn't go too far, because i knew the filling would become runny, sooooo.... i think i would prefer a different flavor filling. as otheres felt as well. that being said, the cookie part was AWESOME! it was so tasty and cakey and sort of devil's foodie. awesome. i think others agreed with me on that.
so, without further ado, here's the round-up. thanks to EVERYONE who played along this month! i so love having each of you doing this with me. i'm excited about november, too.
remember the photo appears ABOVE the person who took it.
jacque of Daisy Lane Cakes had this to say, "They're super cute and make for a nice take-along for the holidays feeding frenzies. I might try them again with a different filling. The cake/cookie was lip-smacking good."
i couldn't agree more about the lip-smacking part. true. true. read the rest of her post here.
donna of Not That Kind of Troll said she would rather have had a filling more buttercreamy than cream cheesy. . . i think she's right on. read her post here.
michelle of Something New is Cooking had this to say, "These cookies were absolutely delicious! The recipe was easy to follow and not very time consuming at all." read her post here. (no pic)
kamalie of Simple Food had this to say, "Too much chocolate (I can’t believe I’m saying that) and not enough pumpkin." read her post here.
julie of Someone's in the Kitchen had this to say, "I would absolutely make these again with a different, stronger flavored filling. Peanut butter, strawberry, and mint come to mind."
i bet strawberry would be heavenly! if she tries that, i hope she reports back! read her post here.
kirstynn of The Evans' Factor played along this month. go to her blog for her hilarious reminiscence of the Newlywed Game. her post is here.
mari of Mevrouw Cupcake has some fun pics of her friends chomping into these little beauties. read her post here.
carrie of Carrie's Sweet Life decided to make half her filling pink cherry so that she could submit her pies to the power of pink challenge blogging event. a great cause and a yummy alternative, for sure! read her post here.
natashya of Living in the Kitchen with Puppies rode the carnival this month and serenades us with a little ditty. read her post here.
jessica of Mango Missives admits to ignoring the "mini" aspect of the recipe. she writes, "I wasn’t in the mood for mini. I wanted a nice full-bodied whoopie pie that I could stuff my face with."
now that's a stance i can get on board with! read the rest of her post here.
megan of Megan's Cookin'seems to be on the same page as jessica, "Mine were big enough that one would do ya. O.K, mine were big enough that half would do ya." read her post here.
pam of Cookies with Boys had this to say, "Honestly, I think these should be called Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin filling. So there."
i have to agree. it's easy to think the cakey part would be pumpkiny the other way....which it's not. read the rest of her post here.
michelle of Culinography found that after much delay in trying them, she liked the pumpkin/choco combo. (it is a strange pairing, but it does sorta work). read her post here.
though sara of My Sweetest Day could not use her pumpkin cookie cutters with these, she persevered! read her post here.
stephanie of Cooking In an Apron participated this month and enjoyed the results. head over to her blog and check out the picture of her sous chef. hee! cute! read stephanie's post here.
sue of Slice of Sueshe is pregnant! : )
oh yeah, and she baked the whoopie pies, too..... read her post here.
jen of Beantown Baker had this to say, "It only uses 1/4 cup of pumpkin, so it looks like I'm going to be making something else pumpkin-ey soon. I'm looking forward to that!" (i'm with her, i made pumpkin breas the next day.) read jen's post here.
yi of Workout then Cook totally changed things up and made spiced butter cookies rather than chocolate. she's a renegade! read her post here.
tammy of Wee Treats by Tammy had never made nor tasted whoopie pies before this. i love that the carnival is getting people to try new things! read her post here.
holly of Phemomenon did what we all wanted to do. she made peanut butter filling. YUM! i have to try that next. . . read her post here.
megan at My Baking Adventures is talking big about trying all kinds of other flavors of filling. i hope she reports in with her findings! read her post here.
kim of Monte Carte gave this review, "The combo of textures is also really nice, as the filling is very creamy and smooth; it balances out the cakiness of the cookie perfectly." read the rest of her post here.
stacey of Simply Tasty added all kinds of things in to this recipe--pumpkin spice kisses, chocolate chips. . . read about her results here.
amanda of Amanda's Cookin' made 3 different batches seeking the perfect pie. read her post here.
cristine of Cooking with Cristine had some issues with runny filling. but she didn't seem to mind because they tasted so dang good. read her post here.
tami of Tami's Kitchen Table Talk has never been a fan of whoopie pies. which is a foreign concept to me. but she made them anyway, because that's what carnivalers do! and hey! she liked them! bonus. read her post here.
arika of My Yummy Life. read her post here.
jin of Smell and Taste are my Memory. Read her post here.