Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies


Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, lemon, spring, summer, whoopie pie
Servings: 12 whoopie pies
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Filled with a lemon cream cheese filling and bursting with lemon zest and fresh blueberries, these Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies are a delicious treat for spring and summer.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups flour - plus 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter - softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
Lemon Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 1/2 cup butter - softened
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese - softened
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-3 teaspoons lemon juice

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar for about 3 minutes or until smooth. Then beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and lemon zest. Beat until smooth.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Mix until just combined. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  • Use a scoop to drop about 2 tablespoons of batter onto your prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. You should have 12 scoops on each baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Allow the "cake-cookies" to cool on the baking sheets for 1-2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • While the "cake-cookies" are cooling, prepare the Lemon Cream Cheese Filling. In a large bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until smooth. Then, beat in the lemon zest, vanilla extract, and salt. Next, gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar, one cup at a time, and mix until smooth. Add 1-3 teaspoons of lemon juice as needed for a smoother consistency.
  • Use a piping bag (or butter knife) to add the filling to half of the "cake-cookies." Then top those with the remaining ones.

Notes

Pack and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. These Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies can also be frozen.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 389kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 3gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 203mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 1gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 638IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
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