Thursday, April 28, 2011

Vintage Recipe-Whoopie Pies

 The one and only...Whoopie Pie!  I had fun looking for vintage recipes online...and this is today's favorite!  I will give these a try here at the Applesauce Inn B&B!!

1 cup shortening or Margarine........(use butter instead, you won't be sorry)
2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup hot coffee


2 egg whites
1 T vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup vegetable shortening
1/4 pound butter

Cream the shortening* and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. In another bowl, sift the flour with the cocoa, salt, and soda. Gradually add this to the creamed mixture alternating with the buttermilk. Mix in the hot coffee. Drop the batter in spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets, spacing them about 3 inches apart. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 8 minutes. Store on wax paper until all the cookies have been baked.
For the filling, beat the egg whites until fluffy. Gradually beat in the vanilla, milk, sugar, and flour. Add the shortening and butter (butter should be @room temp.) and beat until very fluffy. Take one cookie and spread a generous tablespoon on the flat side. Top with another cookie; they should look like yo-yos. They freeze well if wrapped individually.

1 comment:

  1. I would not recommend switching out the shortening for butter in the cake- the butter has a lower melting point and you will wind up with flat pancake pies. I tried it that way and I DID regret it. The frosting was not as sweet as I would like it so I added additional confectioner's sugar, but the texture/lightness of it is wonderful!