Friday, July 18, 2008

Old Fashioned Whoopie Pies

Everytime I make these my kitchen smells like my childhood. :-)

Old Fashioned Whoopie Pies
18 servings

1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 2/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
for filling
3 tablespoons flour
dash salt
1 cup milk
3/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

In a small bowl, combine cocoa and water; mix well. Cool for 5 minutes. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add cocoa mixture, eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove to wire racks to cool. In a saucepan, combine flour and salt. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth; cook and stir over medium-high heat until thick. Remove from heat. Transfer to a bowl; cover and refrigerate until completely cool. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening, sugar and vanilla. Add chilled milk mixture; beat for 7 minutes or until fluffy. Spread filling on half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!


Kelli said...

I have always wanted to make whoopie pies! They look delicious, thank you for the recipe!

The Burney Family said...

OMG! I grew up eating whoopie pies! I am in shock! I have not heard that name since child hood till NOW! I thought my parent's were so weird for making those and making me eat them :) These are VERY popular in the northern part of the US. My mom's family is Dutch and my step dad's family are Jewish, both are from northern Indiana. I LOVE whoopie pies!

Kim McCallie said...

I've never had whoopie pies before either but they look delicious. I have got to start making them. Love yours. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with us. I hope you will come over tomorrow and share more of your delicious recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday.
I hope to see you there!

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

Looking back on my first party. Please come back over to Cast Party Wednesday and share any new recipes you might have. Thanks, I hope to see you there, ---Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---

Ang said...

Hello! I’m stopping by from Mom’s Test Meal Monday’s link party (I’m late!) This looks so tasty – I love whoppie pies!! I hope you’ll come visit me at Happy Tuesday!!

Jaime Lyn said...

Your desserts are amazing! Thank you so much for linking them up to Mom's Test Meal Mondays! I can't wait to try them all! Pinning all of them!! :)

Have a great weekend!