Saturday, July 07, 2007

Whoopie! [Pies]

I pulled this recipe out this morning---good ol' fashioned, Amish, whoopie pies. Rumor has it that the name, whoopie pie, comes from the 'whoop' of exaltation one makes when they taste them. Whoopie!

3 of the 3+ dozen that I made....
[Large families like mine like it when the cooks make a mistake and end up having to quadruple the recipe instead of just doubling it.]

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 shortening
1 small egg
1 cup flour
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup milk
3/4 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp.vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup hot water
shortening or no-stick cooking spray

Beat sugar and shortening with electric mixer for 1 minute.
Add egg and beat again.
Combine flour, cocoa, and salt in a separate bowl.
Combine milk and lemon juice in a separate bowl.
Alternate beating the flour and milk mixtures into the sugar-shortening-egg batter until smooth.
Mix in vanilla.
Stir in backing soda into hot water in a separate bowl.
Pour water mixture into batter. Mix until smooth.

Heat oven to 400* and drop rounded teaspoons of batter onto greased cookie sheets.
Cook for 8-10 minutes.

1 egg white
1 Tbls. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbls. shortening

Beat egg white until fluffy.
Add milk, vanilla, and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Mix on low speed.
Add shortening and beat until fluffy.
Add the rest (1/2 cup) of the powdered sugar and mix.

Spread between cooled cookies. Top with another cookie to form the sandwich.

As I mentioned, I actually quadrupled this recipe, made them extra big, and ended up with 3 dozen complete pies. This recipe here is supposed to make 1 dozen.

Emily, admiring the pies

-Katie Marie


Rachel said...

Loved it! You know how much I love chocolate....

Elissa said...

YUM! I'll have to try those!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, those look really good! I hope I can try out the recipe soon, YUMMY

Susanne said...

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