I thought that it might be nice to kick off the day with a patriotic recipe! For those of you who have never heard of a whoopie pie, you have certainly been missing out! You start out with this simple chocolate cookie recipe. However, it is the marshmallow fluff frosting that creates the full effect!
*We usually use butter due to certain food allergies in the family. Using butter will make them spread a little thinner and they will dry out faster. Using shortening will make them less crumbly and less dense.
Whoopie Pie Recipe
2 Cups flour
1 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 Cup shortening or butter*
1 Cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sift together first 6 ingredients into bowl. Add next 4 ingredients and blend. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 375 degree oven for 10 min. tops will be cracked.
Whoopie Pie Frosting Recipe
1/2 Cup shortening (you could substitute butter but the flavor and texture would be different)
1/2 small jar marshmallow fluff (7 1/2 oz.)
2 Cup confectioners sugar (you may need more)
4 Tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat until creamy and put between 2 cookies.
Hope you enjoy your holiday!