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Friday, July 11, 2008

Show and Tell - Whoopie Pies

These are a big deal up here in Maine.

They aren't really like a pie at all. They are a hamburger sized cake sandwich. The original ones are made with two chocolate cake circles and a generous amount of vanilla-cream filling. Some Maine bakeries make them in the shape of a mussel.

Mainers claim that Whoopie Pies started in Maine. However, many people believe that
they originated with the Amish, in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. Whoopie Pies are popular both places and quite a treat with the tourists.

Here's a recipe if you want to make your own.

Whoopie Pies:
2 c. sugar
3/4 c. shortening
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 c. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
10 tbsp. cocoa
4 c. flour
2 1/2 tsp. soda
Pinch of salt

Filling:
1 1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. confectioners sugar
12 tbsp. marshmallow fluff
2 tsp. pure vanilla

Cream shortening and sugar. Combine beaten eggs, milk and vanilla and beat into creamed mixture. Slowly stir sifted dry ingredients into the creamed mixture, and beat on medium speed about 2 minutes. Drop with tablespoon onto greased and floured cookie sheet (enough dough to make a baked cookie about 2 to 2 1/2 inches). Bake at 350 degrees until cookie just springs back when pressed in center with finger. Remove to rack and cool completely before filling.

Combine fluff, shortening, and vanilla and beat until well mixed. Slowly add confectioners sugar until well mixed. Place a generous amount on the flat side of one cookie and top with another cookie. Makes about 2 dozen whoopie pies.

10 comments:

Jim said...

Thanks for checking Blogstock out. Yes, it was nice to meet some fellow bloggers and their families.
In the South we call them Moon Pies.
http://www.moonpie.com/
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Tina said...

YUMMMMMMMMMM! We call them Moon Pies but whatever you call them they are wonderful. I am tucking the recipe away! Thanks for sharing.

Jenn4him said...

We used to make and sell them at our family's bakery. They are quite yummy, indeed!
Jenn
www.homeschoolblogger.com/jenn4him

Shani said...

Oh my gosh, these look delicious!! My family of men would *love* them!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! I think I'll be trying them as soon as the weather cools down.

Have a lovely weekend!
~Shani

Anonymous said...

These look wonderful!! Thank you for the recipe!! I'm originally from Mich and I've heard them called Whoopie Pies and Moonpies!!

In His Hands,
Robyn
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/sonoranstamper/

SuzyScribbles said...

And I've never heard of these things. The closest is a chocolate cooky-dough recipe with frosting stuck between the 2 halves. Thanks for sharing! They look delicious.

The Happy Housewife said...

Oh my word, those look so good! I will have to make those soon! I wonder if you could fill them with ice cream?
Toni

Mary aka Canadagirl said...

Thank you for sharing this !!! I have such fond memories of these. I am going to HAVE to make some SOON. Looking at the pic makes me drool. lol

Thank you soooooo much for joining and I hope you join again !

Blessing in Him<><
-Mary aka Canadagirl

The Woman said...

I tried making those once. Said tried, didn't succeed lol

A happy heart at home said...

I *love, love, love* whoopie pies! Yum!! The more filling, the better LOL!

We've also had them with the cookie part being made from pumpkin with chocolate chips in them. Those were good, too.

~Susan