Friday, March 28, 2008

Whoopie Pies


This recipe was a real favorite when the kids were little, and Tom and I still love them. They are a bit different from some whoopie pies, in that the filling isn't marshmallow, but a confectioners' sugar frosting. Today I put in a little orange juice. You could also add lemon juice or some melted chocolate.

Whoopie Pies

Beat together:
1/2 cup soft butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 t. vanilla

Mix together:
2 cups flour (I used 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry, and 1/2 cup white)
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
6 T. baking cocoa

In the mixer, at low speed, add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternately with 1 cup milk.
Blend well.

Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet, and bake at 350º F. for about ten minutes, but check sooner. Cool on cooling rack.

For the filling:
Beat together 3 T. soft butter and 2 cups confectioners' sugar. Add milk as needed.

When cakes are cool, spread the flat side with filling and top with a second cake, sandwich style.

6 comments:

  1. Oh yum! I could eat about six of those right now with a hot cup of tea! :)

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  2. I have come to you via geranium cat. Love your header photo and the recipe looks great too. I live on a hillside in North Wales but with only two acres couldnt call it a farm.

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  3. Nancy, I wish you were closer!
    Elizabeth, thanks so much for stopping by. Please come again, and I'll come over to Wales soon.

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  4. I like that your has a lot less filling than many you can buy...I think they overdo it.

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  5. I'm so pleased you came over to read the recipe, Caite. It has always been a big family favorite.

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