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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sweet Cards and Decadent Desserts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweet Cards and Decadent Desserts Blog Hop!! We're glad you've come to join us! If you're coming from Melissa's Blog you're on the right track. If you're just joining us and would like to start from the beginning please head on over to Dena's blog. The complete line up is at the end of this post. 

Each blogger participating in this hop will be featuring a Valentine's Day card along with a decadent dessert recipe that you might want to try. 

This is a two day hop and some participants will have a second project on day two, so be sure to stop back by and check that out! 

Complete Line Up 

Now on to my card...
I made this Valentine's Day card but I'm not sure who it's going to yet! Tough decision! 

Sophisticated Scallops set
Bo Bunny and Teresa Collins patterned paper 
hemp twine 
white gel pen 
Studio G stamps 

Now on to my recipe.... 

Strawberry Whoopie Pies

1 cup stemmed & halved strawberries
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups brown sugar
2/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 large eggs

1 cup stemmed & halved strawberries
5 egg whites
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 sticks butter (room temp) cut into cubes
Red no taste food coloring gel 

Cookie Directions

Put strawberries in food processor and pulse in short bursts until they are chopped into small pieces, and set aside. Do not puree them! Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl, and set aside. 

Put brown sugar and oil in a large bowl and mix well. Be sure to break up and lumps in the sugar. Whisk in chopped strawberries and yogurt until combined. Then whisk in the eggs one at a time, just until combined. Fold in flour mixture in two parts, being careful not to over work the batter. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 

Preheat over to 350 - Using a measuring spoon, drop a heaping tablespoon of batter onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper - space each dropping about 2 inches apart. Working in batches, bake until cookies are set and a toothpick test comes out clean. Bake 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely. 

Filling Directions
Puree strawberries in food processor until smooth - set aside 
Whisk egg white and granulated sugar together in the top of a double boiler until sugar is dissolved and mixture is milky white - about 2 minutes. 
Transfer egg white mixture to the bowl - use mixer and whisk attachment on high speed until soft peaks form and mixture is glossy - about 2 minutes
Remove whisk attachment and replace with paddle - add butter and beat until smooth and fluffy - about 5 minutes. Add reserved strawberry puree and about 3-5 drops red food coloring and beat again until combined. - about 1 minute

Assembly directions

Frost the flat sides of the half of the cookies, then top each with an unfrosted cookie to form sandwiches. Then serve and enjoy! 

These are pretty simple to make and tasty as well! Be sure to share how yours turn out if you make them.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, and I hope the card inspired you and the yummy dessert made your mouth water. If you happen to try out my dessert, I would love to know how it turned out. Please hop on over to Zenita's blog and see what she has to share with all of you!

As Always - Gettin' Scrappy With It, 



    1. Kristy: I LOVE the color combo! Such a fun card that is totally my style! :) My teenager loves whoopie pies, so I will have to share this recipe with her. Thanks for joining my hop!


    2. Your Valentine is so pretty with the pink and black layered over the pieces of blue. Very fancy.
      Recipe looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing! :)

    3. Love your card. Love the hand stichting around your card. and the fream is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing

    4. Wow, Kristy, your card is wonderful!! I really love the retro feel of it. Are you sure the recipe is easy? tee hee! They sound very yummy!

    5. love love this


    6. What an interesting, pretty card! Then again, your blog design is as well! The colors are unusual yet perfectly blended.I'm not sure about the recipe however...sounds fattening! LOL
      TFS New follower!
      I would love it if you get a chance to hop over and see some of my Valentine ideas as well!!
      Creative Wishes,

    7. Your card is adorable. I love the little pocket and your recipe sounds so yummy, thanks for sharing.


    8. Gorgeous card and anything with strawberries in it has to be good...much less a Whoopie pie! YUM! Stealing! :)

    9. Awesome card-love the layering and all the fun elements:) Nice job!
      Thanks for the recipe too:) Sounds delish!
      Sherrie K

    10. Love the colors on this card! The stiching is great! Thanks for sharing