February 3, 2011

Whoopee! Whoopie Pies!

Have you heard? Cupcakes are sooooo 2010. This year it's all about the whoopie pie! It's been years since I tasted one, but when my sister Kim @ Sand and Sisal posted her Red Velvet Whoopie Pies I was inspired to pull out my Mom's old recipe. 

Whoopie Pies

1/2 c shortening
1 c sugar
2 c flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 c cocoa
1 egg
1 c milk
1 t vanilla

1/2 c shortening
1/2 c butter
1 c powdered sugar
1/2 c marshmallow fluff
1 t vanilla

1. Cream shortening and sugar.

2. Add egg, milk, and vanilla.

3. Gradually add dry ingredients.

4. Spoon batter onto cookie sheet (flattening slightly).

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.

6. While cakes are cooling, beat the filling ingredients together.

7. Sandwich cakes with filling. Add sprinkles if desired.

And of course, hand the beaters to your babies...

While you dig into the real thing!

Henry in Love by Peter Mccarty

Henry in LoveThis is one of those stories that parents will probably enjoy more than kids, but with understated text and adorable ink and watercolor illustrations, it will be a welcome break from Disney Princesses and Dora the Explorer. Henry is a little boy cat who goes to school hoping to woo the little bunny girl Chloe. When showing off doesn't work, Henry discovers that sacrificial giving is more successful. The story is short and sweet, and the illustrations are brilliant. I loved it and think you will too!


  1. mmmm, yum! I made whoopie pies over christmas with candy cane sprinkled on the outside. I don't know if anyone else in the family actually got to try one since I gobbled them all up!

  2. Those cookies look great! And I love that book. Such a fun, sweet read. :)

  3. Those whoopie pies are just adorable and the sprinkles add such a nice touch. I have a sweet treat linky on my blog every week called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link your treat up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

  4. I love the shots of licking the beaters. JDaniel loves to do that too.

  5. It looks as though you have happy customers! So, you know they must be good!

    I love whoopie pies but have never tried to make them!

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. I will have to try this recipe. It looks delicious.

  7. I have never had a whoopiepie but from those smiles.... I need to try!!! :) :)

  8. And... I just noticed that the above comment MIGHT be my be from my cousin---- same name! Wow! Such a small world!!!

  9. Oh these look scrumptious! I must make these with the kids too :)

    that dough looks yummy enough without baking lol


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