Friday, August 31, 2012

August Bakin' Friend

My August Bakin' Friend was Erin Vasicek from The Spiffy Cookie. I could hardly wait to see what she chose to bake with the secret ingredient, oatmeal rolled oats, because her blog is one of my favorites to follow. She made Dark Chocolate Black Cherry Oatmeal Cookies, wrapped individually to preserve freshness. I really enjoyed these cookies and so did my co-workers. 

Once I received my package of delicious cookies, Erin posted a recipe for a black cherry cookie filling to pair with the cookies. I still had a few cookies left and all the filling ingredients on hand, so I decided to try making the filling. I realized part way into the recipe that it called for straining the yogurt over night. I was impatient and did not want to wait for the yogurt to strain over night, so I adapted her filling recipe . I also used a filling recipe from Tanya Zuckerbrot  of That’s Fit. 

Black Cherry Cookie Filling

1 container of black cherry Chobani Greek yogurt
1 block of cream cheese softened
2.5 cups of powder sugar

1. In mixer, cream together cream cheese and yogurt
2. Add in powder sugar and mix for 2 minutes so ingredients are well mixed.
3. Spoon it into a frosting pipping bag and pipe onto cookies. Refrigerate the filled cookies.

You should also stop over at Butter and Sprinkles to see what I made with the secret ingredient.

BIG Bakin' Friends
Do you ever find yourself baking tons of goodies and have no one to share them with? Are your family and friends tired of eating cookies, cakes, brownies, and quick breads?   Each month we will be baking goodies, with a secret ingredient, to send out to one another.   Are you ready to make some new friends? 

Then send an email to with Bakin’ Friends in the subject. Emails MUST be received before the 2nd of each month so that Stephanie has time to get all the match ups done. Please make sure to include your full nameyour email addressyour blog name and URL (if applicable), and whether you live in the US or Canada. 

1 comment:

  1. Just seeing this now haha, but so glad you liked them with the filling!