Thanksgiving is already upon us. If you follow this blog then you know we've been making Thanksgiving inspired recipes all month and there's no better way to end November than with something sweet. Yams with marshmallows are usually pretty delicious, but the yams turn out too soggy half the time. Instead of making those soggy tubers, make the stickiest damn cookies EVER. If you have kids I highly recommend giving them these cookies. They'll be so sticky that you can just kind of stick them to a wall and not have to worry about them for a while. Or they'll just make everything in your house sticky. Do whatever you want, they're not my kids.
Despite being so sticky that NASA uses the filling to patch holes in the space station, these cookies are pretty damn good to be honest. They're a nice break from the traditional pumpkin and pecan pie and they still feel extremely seasonal too. So now is the time to bust out this new recipe and finally show grandma who's really in charge of the kitchen.
Yam and Marshmallow Whoopie Pies
- 1 1/2 cup Flour
- 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 cup pureed and cooked Yams
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 3 Eggs
- 1/4 cup Butter melted
- 1/4 cup Shortening
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 3/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1 package Big Marshmallows
- After boiling your cubed yams in water, preheat your oven to 375°.
- Using a mixer mix the sugar, eggs, butter, shortening and vanilla together. Add the yams. Sift in the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Fold in all ingredients together with a rubber spatula.
- Scoop the batter onto a baking tray using soup spoons. Don't worry about making them perfectly circular, the stickiness of the marshmallows will distract any naysayers.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown slightly.
- Let the cookies cool on a cooling rack while you make the marshmallow filling.
- To make the marshmallow filling use a medium sized sauce pan. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add all the marshmallows. Constantly stir until the marshmallows are just slightly melted.
- Spread on the bottom a cookie and then add another to the top. Dip in chocolate if you're feeling ambitious.
Everyone enjoy their Thanksgiving and be sure to make all my Thanksgiving recipes this year! All delicious looking photos by Katy Weaver