Churro Whoopie Pies are the way of the future!
There are Whoopie Pies and there are Churro Whoopie Pies.
Okay, I hope that what I am about to say does not offend anyone or seems like an indirect offensive statement, but I wouldn’t mind if I had Latino or Hispanic in my family because that ethnic group can throw down! I use to wish that I had a distant Italian family who would find me and invite me to their cottage in Tuscan, Italy to have a huge Italian dinner with all of the traditional dishes made in true authentic Italian form. We would drink stupid amounts of red wine ( I don’t even like red wine), laugh and talk very loudly, and talk about why Italian chefs are way better than French chefs. That is if I had an extended Italian Family.
Seeing how that has yet to proven, I will imagine what life would be like if I had an extended Latino family. This is probably a bit more realistic considering the pigmentation conflict between me and the Italians. I imagine being invited to a distance Latino family’s house and being feed the most amazing tacos with handmade corn tortillas, guacamole, foreign Latino dishes, and Churros. I’m talking the best Churros that I could ever imagine. Oh! And Margaritas! Lot’s of Margaritas (I love them). I dream about eating a ridiculous amount of food from other cultures all the time and wish I knew someone who could make me a delicious authentic meal that would make me dream. Just like how these Churro Whoopie Pies will make you dream.
I actually became inspired to make such a recipe from an Instagram photo I saw. I believe it was a Churro Sandwich with some sort of filling…or was it ice cream? I am not sure, but the picture looked so delicious that it made me want to make my own. I am absolutely in love with these Churro Whoopie Pies. Everything about this power combo works! The Churro Sandwich are soft in the middle and crisp on the outside. Just like an actual Churro! The Whoopie Pie filing is pretty basic but I added extra vanilla extract. I add extra vanilla extract to everything. It just makes everything taste better.
So, the moral of the story is this, next to my food, Italian and Hispanic/Latino food is my absolute favorite. I get into a lot of trouble with these food genres, which is why God has not allowed me to have a direction connection to either one of these cultures (that I know of). If I did, I would not be a healthy food blogger. In the meantime, I will chow down on these Churro Whoopie Pies and day dream about food all day long and who I go through my Facebook friends to see if I have an Italian or Hispanic/Latino friend who can make delicious food for me.
*Churro Recipe is adapted from Food Network.
*Cookie Cream Filling is adapted from Food Network.
- 1 c. water
- 1 stick butter
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 c. flour
- 3 eggs
- vegetable oil, for frying
- ¼ c. sugar
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon
- 4 tbsp. butter, softened
- ¼ c. shortening
- 2 c. powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- In a medium sauces pan, bring water and butter to a boil. Once the butter has melted, add the salt and flour. Using a wooden spoon, vigorously stir the flour until it forms into a ball of dough. Once this is complete, remove from heat and add eggs one at a time adding another once the egg has blended well into the dough.
- Place the dough into a piping bag with a star tip. On a sheet of parchment paper, pipe the churro dough making churro circles about 1-inch-wide or desired size. Use scissors to cut the edge of the dough once desired size is reached. Heat the oil to 350 Degrees and place the churros into oil, frying until golden. Use a slotted spoon and place on lined paper towel. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl and add the churros to the cinnamon sugar mix to coat with sugar mixture. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix together the butter and shortening. Slowly add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Continue to mix until creamy. Spread on churro and place another churro on top.