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maineiac 75M
1510 posts
3/11/2017 11:26 am
Maine Whoopie Pies

This is a favorite recipe around here in Maine, the birthplace of the Whoopie Pie. Flavor them with anything you like. They come in all sorts of flavors around here now, our favorites are the original, maple or peanut butter filled ones.

1 cup sugar 2 cups flour
2 egg yolks, beaten 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
½ cup shortening 1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk 1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon salt

Combine first five ingredients and beat well. Sift dry ingredients
and add to mixture and mix well. Drop on cookie sheet and bake
in 350 degree oven for ten minutes or until done. 2 or 3 tablespoons
make a good size cookie.

Filling

2 egg whites 2/3 cup shortening
2 cups confectioners sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat egg whites until stiff. Beat sugar and shortening.
combine sugar and egg white mixture, add vanilla. Spread between
two cookies.

You may use other flavorings in place of cocoa and vanilla for variety.
Store in air tight container or wrapped in wax paper or plastic wrap.
They keep for about a week, if you can find a place to hide them.

One favorite variation around here is to leave the cocoa power and vanilla
out and replace with maple flavoring. If you add maple syrup use ½ cup milk
and ½ cup maple syrup to the cookie recipe. Add maple flavoring to the filling
in place of vanilla, or mix maple syrup with confectioner‘s sugar and cream cheese.



maineiac 75M
2774 posts
3/11/2017 11:33 am

Whoopie One. It's been brutally cold this weekend and most of February and March so far. Lots of snow, then it melts, and we get a fresh batch.


maineiac 75M
2774 posts
3/11/2017 11:34 am

I haven't been in OP for a while so I decided to drop in and share something. Give those Whoopies a try and let me know how you like them.


maineiac 75M
2774 posts
3/11/2017 11:36 am

I don't know why they are called Whoopie Pies but I like 'em and so does everyone else here. Maybe I'll get ambitious and make some soon. They go great with hot chocolate.


maineiac 75M
2774 posts
3/11/2017 11:45 am

I plan on coming back to OP more often now and will get a 1 month subscription to read the mail and send any replies. Maybe this will get this posted.


woodster4 45M  
528 posts
3/11/2017 1:20 pm

Don't do much baking here, but might give it a try, sounds good. After a long hard day at work today, I just might have to beat my sugar, shortening & egg whites until stiff just to unwind......


maineiac 75M
2774 posts
3/11/2017 1:49 pm

    Quoting woodster4:
    Don't do much baking here, but might give it a try, sounds good. After a long hard day at work today, I just might have to beat my sugar, shortening & egg whites until stiff just to unwind......
They're pretty easy to make and you can make them as big or as small as you wish. I usually double the recipe and make them big just to satisfy everyone here. That's would be a good way to unwind. I have those kind of days too often.


whitehouse 66M
794 posts
3/11/2017 1:59 pm

they look good have to give them a try


newfinder 67M
32567 posts
3/11/2017 2:05 pm

Sure ... tease the Diabetic.

LOL - With Jason gone (Rob just took his stuff 5-minutes ago), I have no one to eat them. Leif will be here this coming week for his March Break, but he wants my Chocolate Chip Cookies. I may be able to convince him to try though.

My AV Receiver crashed last week and is in for repairs. Suddenly the house is VERY strangely quiet.

Time for a drink.

XOXO

Jack

Take the road less travelled.


OnDaFence 29M/37M  
15378 posts
3/11/2017 2:07 pm

OMG!!!! They sound delish!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hungr4Yungr 68M
2590 posts
3/11/2017 3:08 pm

That's an easy recipe for a delightful & sinful treat. Thanks.


maineiac 75M
2774 posts
3/11/2017 3:16 pm

    Quoting whitehouse:
    they look good have to give them a try
They are good, almost too good. No one seems to be able to resist them, especially around here.


maineiac 75M
2774 posts
3/11/2017 3:18 pm

    Quoting newfinder:
    Sure ... tease the Diabetic.

    LOL - With Jason gone (Rob just took his stuff 5-minutes ago), I have no one to eat them. Leif will be here this coming week for his March Break, but he wants my Chocolate Chip Cookies. I may be able to convince him to try though.

    My AV Receiver crashed last week and is in for repairs. Suddenly the house is VERY strangely quiet.

    Time for a drink.

    XOXO

    Jack
Sorry, I didn't mean to tease you. I like the chocolate chip cookie idea, that's one of my weaknesses.


maineiac 75M
2774 posts
3/11/2017 3:20 pm

    Quoting OnDaFence:
    OMG!!!! They sound delish!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They are delish. Really good with a cup of hot chocolate on a cold day too.


maineiac 75M
2774 posts
3/11/2017 3:23 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    That's an easy recipe for a delightful & sinful treat. Thanks.
They really are easy to make. Give them a try and indulge yourself. Share if you have to.