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Making Whoopie (Pies, That Is)
Making Whoppie Pies . . . Fun and Easy!
Making whoopie pies is not all that difficult. With a few simple choice ingredients and recipes (some dating back almost a century), you can make these popular taste treats 1-2-3.
What is a whoopie pie you might ask?
Well it's hard to describe in words . . . a whoopie pie is made of a creamy, marshmalow-like filling sandwiched between two cake-y textured, cookie-ish sides.
So it's really not a cake or cookie or pie . . . but who the heck cares. Once you've tried a homemade whoopie pie, you'll immediately know that it's in a class all by itself!
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A Popular Recipe For Making Whoopie Pies
Photo used under Creative Commons from: michelle@TNS, on Flickr
- Cook time: 1 hour
- Ready in: 1 hour
- Yields: 12 medium
- 1/2 cup solid shortening
- 1 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder (dutch process)
- 2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole milk
- >>>For Filling
- 1 cup solid vegetable shortening
- 1 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
- 2 cups marshmallow cream (like Marshmallow Fluff)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350Â°F. Line baking sheets with parchment (or use non-stick whoopie pie pans).
- In a large bowl cream shortening and sugar together until light & fluffy. Then add egg and beat to combine.
- In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients (cocoa, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt).
- In a measuring cup, mix milk and vanilla.
- While continuing to beat the shortening sugar mixture, alternately add some of the dry ingredients and a bit of milk (in 3-4 batches) until all is blended well.
- Drop mixture by large spoonfuls (with space large enough for muxture to spread) on parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove to wire rack and cool completely.
- For Filling
- Beat together shortening and sugar until well-combined, add marshmallow cream (Fluff) and vanilla and whisk until light & fluffy.
- To Assemble:
- Put a dollop of filling on one cake, then top with the another cake.
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- Photo used under Creative Commons from: abakedcreation, on Flickr
Video: Making Whoopie Pies - Step-by-Step
Modern Cooks Have Made Whoopie Pies In Other Delectable Flavors
Here are a few variations ...
Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie
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Making Whoopie Pies In 4 Flavors - See what this clever cook created . . .
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies - A favorite seasonal whoopie pie treat
Vanilla and Matcha Whoopie Pies - An hmm-hmm good green tea filling
Vegan Molasses Whoopie Pies
Even ... Zucchini Whoopie Pies
Photo used under Creative Commons from: Lucy Crabapple, on Flickr
Pumpkin Maple . . . Hmmm
Photo used under Creative Commons from: kim siciliano salem, on Flickr