Friday, March 11, 2011

Horray for Whoopie Pies

Have you ever heard of a Whoopie Pie?  If you are not from the North East, you may not have.  Well..recently there has been much todo over Whoopie Pies and which state owns the claim to fame on the creation of the Whoopie Pie.  Pennsylvania?  Massachusetts?  Maine?  Well, I of course believe that Maine is the state that created the delicious Whoopie Pie!!

Recently there was an article in USA Today explaining the battle.  Read it for yourself here.
Also, last night I saw an old episode of Throwdown with Bobby Flay on the Food Network.  It was a Whoopie Pie episode right in Portland Maine!  Maine beat Bobby Flay!!!  Whoopie Pies are everywhere.

So I pulled out my favorite cookbook: Cooking DownEast by Marjorie Standish and have to make her Whoopie Pies (which she called Whoopsie Pies) this weekend.  My daughter loves chocolate and cannot wait to make these.  I think it is a toss up one who is more excited to make them...me ot my 5 year old!!!

Here is the recipe:

Cookie:
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
5 tablespoons cocoa
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream together shortening and sugar. Add yolks. Sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and add alternately to creamed mixture with milk and vanilla. Drop be teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes, depending on the size cookie you make.

Filling:
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold in some of the confectioners’ sugar. (set aside) Cream shortening. Add remainder of sugar and add more if needed. Add salt and vanilla. Fold in the beaten egg whites.

Cool cookies. Then put together with the filling and wrap each separately in wax paper.

Enjoy!!
 
Hare a great weekend!
 

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