I'm not sure if you know about Whoopie Pies. I grew up with them in New England, and they seemed to have skipped over to Pennsylvania without much notoriety between the states or beyond. Please let me know where you're from and if you've ever had these creamy, chocolatey treats. Our neighbor Debbie just down the road from our place in Friendship, Maine shared her recipe for Whoopie Pies to be featured on Evenings With Peter. She doubles the whole shebang because people always want more! Thanks so much Debbie!
Deb's Whoopie Pies Pies
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. flour
1/3 c. Hershey cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c. milk
Oven 350 degrees
Beat shortening, sugar, egg and vanilla until fluffy. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add alternately with milk to shortening mixture. Drop dough by tspoons on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes or less depending how moist you want cookies.
4 TBS softened butter
4 TBS shortening
1 c. marshmallow creme or Fluff
1 1/3 c. confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Beat until fluffy. Cut your pies in half and slather on the filling for a perfect sandwich!
After weathering a soul-shredding career as a theatrical agent that lasted entirely too long, Mr. Sherwood left his stable of actors from the stage and screen and went on to pursue his literary aspirations. He is currently the dining editor for Next magazine (nextmagazine.com) where he writes a weekly restaurant review column which also features Manhattan's best food and drink recipes from the finest chef's and bartenders on the island. In 2010 he was published in Foodista’s Best of Food Blogs Cookbook. He toiled as web editor for industry leader Interior Design magazine for several years and has also written for New York magazine, Travel & Leisure and Woman’s Day.
A proud graduate of the University of New Hampshire, one of the nation’s top drinking schools, Mr. Sherwood also studied voice and theater abroad at Regent’s College, in London’s historic Regent’s Park, and at the Royal Academy of Music. He spent a year at Hunter College in Manhattan.
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