15 November 2010

Whoopie Pies

These little pies are like delicious morsels from heaven! There are thousands of Whoopie Pie recipes out there from vanilla cakes to chocolate and from vanilla filling to marshmallow or creamy peanut butter filling! I recommend these for dessert with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk. Delicious!

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup shortening
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 pinch salt
1 tsp vanilla extract

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, grease cookie sheets (I use parchment paper to ease clean-up)
- Cookies: in a large bowl, cream 1/2 cup of shortening, 1 cup sugar and 2 egg yolks (set egg whites aside for filling). In a separate bowl, sift together 2 cups of flour, 5 tbsp cocoa, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of baking soda. Begin adding to other mixture a little at a time. Between dry ingredients add portions of the milk, alternating them. Beat well. Add vanilla at the end. Drop by spoon fulls onto cookie sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove to wire rack for cooling.
- Filling: Beat together 3/4 cup shortening, 2 cups confectioners sugar, 2 egg whites and a dash of salt until light and fluffy. Add 1 tsp of vanilla and stir.
- To assemble: spread a spoon full of the filling on the flat side of the cake and top with another cake making a sandwich.

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