Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Whoopie Pies

I was first introduced to this heavenly dessert by my mother in-law.  She is originally from Maine and Whoopie Pies are all the rage up there.  I can't believe I hadn't heard of them sooner.  I see them on every food blog now.  If you haven't tried them, they are absolutely delicious. I just made a batch up this week for a cookie exchange.  Today I'm going to share the recipe with you all.

Whoopie Pies
2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of vanilla
1 cup of milk
1 cup of sugar
1 & 1/4 tsp of baking powder
6 tbs of shortening
5 tbs of cocoa (heaping)
1 egg
Cream together sugar and shortening.  Add egg, then dry ingredients, milk, vanilla. Mix thoroughly.  Drop by the tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

3/4 cup of milk
1/4 tsp of salt
2 tbs flour
Cook on stove top until thick.  Let cool for 15 minutes.
Cream together- 3/4 cup of shortening and 3/4 cup of sugar.  Poor milk mixture in and beat till light and fluffy. Add 1 tsp of vanilla and mix well. Spread filling between 2 pies.