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January 21, 2008

Whoopie Pies

Filed under: Chocolate,cookies,dessert — Becky @ 12:01 am

These are my all time favorite childhood treats! As a military brat, the main thing I looked forward to when we got the chance to visit family in New England was the day that my Nana made Whoopie Pies for us. The yummy chocolate cake, the sweet creamy frosting….

  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • dash of salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp.vanilla

Preparation –
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cocoa and salt; mix well and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, shortening and eggs. Beat for about 2 minutes. Mix the dry ingredients with the egg mixture. Add the milk and warm water and beat at medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the vanilla and beat again until the ingredients are thoroughly blended. This batter is for a cake like cookie. Bake as drop cookies. Drop by rounded tablespoons full onto ungreased non-stick cookie sheets. Bake in a preheated oven at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes or until the center of the cookies spring back when lightly pressed. Remove from the cookie sheets and cool a wire rack or white paper towels.

    filling

  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 T. flour
  • 4 T. milk
  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable shortening

Preparation –
Beat the egg whites until stiff; set aside. Combine the other ingredients and beat very hard for several minutes at high speed. Fold in the beaten egg whites.

To make the whoopie pies – Spread a generous amount of filling on a completely cooled cookie. Top with another cookie. Wrap each whoopie pie individually in plastic wrap.

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1 Comment »

  1. I’m definitely making these… my husband has never had a whoopie pie!! I’ve seen pumpkin whoppie pies too — have you ever tried to make them? I may try that too.

    Comment by bunnah — January 23, 2008 @ 12:27 pm | Reply


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