Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies

These easy whoopie pies are flavored with orange, and filled with blueberry frosting.  This recipe for whoopie pies might be your new favorite!

Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - Use fresh oranges and blueberries in this fun cookie!One of my favorite things is when I open the fridge and the produce drawers are full of gorgeous fresh fruits and vegetables.

But… confession:  I don’t like eating most fruits plain.  I would literally rather eat a celery stick than an orange or a handful of blueberries.  I love everything about citrus fruits, except eating them plain.

I’m not really sure where my son, The Fruitarian, came from.  That kid would rather eat plain fruit than just about anything.  And not just apples and oranges, either.  He’ll eat kiwi, berries, grapes, he’s the only one in the house who will eat honeydew, and he can practically eat half a watermelon all by himself.

Personally, I’d rather bake with the oranges.  Which is what I did today.

Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - Use fresh oranges and blueberries in this fun cookie!

By the way, I’m adding this to the long list of buttermilk recipes on this site.

It’s a thing.

I can’t help myself.  The thought of a cookie made with orange zest and buttermilk was just too tempting.  Buttermilk gives a sort of sour flavorfulness to baked goods, and orange really gives a fresh taste without being overwhelming.

Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - Use fresh oranges and blueberries in this fun cookie!

Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - Use fresh oranges and blueberries in this fun cookie!

I used blueberries to make this frosting, but I think it would be great with raspberries or strawberries or blackberries too.

The whole cookie has a kind of fresh-produce-drawer feel to it, if you ask me.  Nothing better for summer!

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Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies
 
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A cakey orange buttermilk cookie, sandwiched with fresh blueberry frosting.
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • zest from one orange (about 1 tablespoon)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and orange zest and mix well.
  2. Add salt and soda and mix well.
  3. Add buttermilk alternately with flour, mixing just until combined.
  4. Drop spoonfuls onto a lined baking sheet, and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.
  5. FOR PUREE: Combine berries with water in a pot, and cook over medium high heat. Once berries start to soften (this should only take a minute or two) use a potato masher or fork to mash berries. Continue to cook for a couple minutes more, stirring, to let mixture thicken slightly. (I ended up with 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon of puree.)
  6. FOR FROSTING: In a mixing bowl, combine puree with 3 T. butter, and powdered sugar. Powdered sugar can be adjusted to reach the consistency you prefer.
  7. Once cookies have cooled, frost the bottom of a cookie and sandwich it with another cookie. Store in an airtight container.

 

5 thoughts on “Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies

  1. Helen Polm

    I tried to make (a trial batch) Orange Creamsicle Woopie Pies for my Grandson’s wedding July 12.
    The cookie is very sticky, the cookie comes off on my fingers. I put them in the refrigerator so the filling would not melt. Please tell me what I did wrong, I must have this so it turns out for the wedding.

    I took them out of the refrigerator last evening and they are still sticky. I really need your help.

    They are very good, but still come off on my fingers, I can’t pick one up w/o it falling apart.

    Thank you for helping Grandma,
    Helen Polm

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    1. Jen Post author

      Helen, these cookies do tend to be a little bit sticky, but probably should not stick to your fingers like that. You could try letting them sit out for 30-60 minutes, and they will get a little dry. It also sounds like they could use just a little more flour.

      This cookie is really fresh-tasting and delicious, but it doesn’t really save well, and when you are planning for a big event like a wedding, it is really helpful to have a cookie that will store and freeze well. Can I suggest using this recipe? http://jensfavoritecookies.com/2013/06/13/lemon-sugar-cookies/ These Lemon Sugar Cookies freeze and store really well, they are elegant for weddings, and there is no chance of them being sticky! You can also use orange in place of the lemon if you prefer. I recommend making the cookies and freezing them, and on the day of the wedding, make a glaze using orange or lemon juice and powdered sugar. Let the cookies thaw and drizzle a little glaze over the top just before serving. Good luck, and best wishes to your grandson!

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