Whoopie! pies, that is

I have made these for the peeps on numerous occasions.  I haven’t made them in a while and need to do so.  You should see my recipe.   I love it as it has the effects of my baking right there on the sheets.  Well used, well loved recipe.   Ease recipe, and oh, so good.   Make these – they won’t last long and I can assure you they will become a favorite at your house.

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Chocolate Cake ingredients:

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1 egg

1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp natural cocoa

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla

Filling:

1 cup shortening

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 1/3 cups marshmallow fluff or marshmallow creme

a heaping 1/4 tsp extra fine salt OR the salt of your choice dissolved in a Tbsp of water

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cakes: in a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening, sugar and egg.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the cocoa, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Stir the vanilla into the milk.  Add the dry ingredients to the shortening mixture alternately with the milk/vanilla, beating smooth.  Drop the dough, by 1/4 cupful, (I use a cookie scoop that has the release handle on it – this makes them all uniform in size – use a smaller scoop, get more pies – use a larger scoop, less pies but larger cookie) onto parchment-lined or lightly greased baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cake.  

Bake the cakes in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until they’re firm to the touch.  Remove them from the oven, and cool completely on a wire rack.

Filling:  Beat together the shortening, sugar, and marshmallow, then stir in the salt and vanilla.  Spread half of the cakes with the filling; top with the remaining cakes. 

Then share with your family or friends because these are deadly!  You won’t be able to eat just one.   Makes me hungry for one just thinking about these.  So much better than the store bought ones.   

Now get to baking these!  

By the way, since I am on a watermelon eating frenzy, do you know how good these things are for you????!!!!!  No wonder my hair grows at such a rapid rate!   No wonder my hair cutter is so glad!  Happy baking, cooking, grilling and watermelon eating! 

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