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Whoopie Pie Recipe

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  • Tammy Jul 11, 2000 01:47 PM
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I have read posts on this board about Whoopie Pies, which brought back fond memories of this delectable treat. In my previous job, many moons ago, my company had offices all around the country. I got to be good friends with a gal that lived in Lancaster, PA. She mentioned W.P.'s in a conversation, to which I laughed at her as I thought she was making the name up! She set me straight & described them in great detail, causing me to make ooo'ing noises over the phone!

But better yet, a package arrived the following week with a dozen of her homebaked Whoopie Pies. They were unbelievable and nuthin from Hostess could hold a candle to their fudginess & cream filling.
I was hard pressed to share them with anybody, as I wanted to hoard the box to myself. I have lost contact with this wonderful lady, but wondered if anyone out there has a good recipe for these 'gone but not forgotten treats'? Appreciate any barkbacks from fellow Chowhounders with a sweet tooth! Thanks alot!

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  1. This is an old family recipe!

    Whoopie Cakes

    (Cookies)
    1 cup Crisco
    2 cups Dark brown sugar
    3 eggs
    1 cup butter milk
    1 cup hot water
    2 tsp. baking soda
    1 tsp. baking powder
    4 cups flour
    2/3 cup cocoa
    1/2 tsp. salt

    Mix together. Drop by level teaspoons on baking sheet or use pastry bag for more a more uniform shape to the cookies. Bake 375° for about 10 minutes. Cool completely.

    (Filling)
    3 egg whites
    2 tsp. vanilla
    4 Tb. flour
    4 cups powdered sugar
    4 Tb. milk
    1 cup Crisco

    Whip with mixer till stiff. Refrigerate till cookies are cool. Fill cookies. Store finished cookies in refrigerator.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Charelle

      Charelle,

      What a wonderful surprise to see your post today!! I made somewhat of a "whoop" when I saw your post back on my request. Yes, I had a few workmates look at me funny when I leapt out of my chair when I saw your recipe. This is something I want to share with my chowhound friends here in the midwest, and also relive the first time I tasted these heavenly pies. Better yet, it is a old family recipe which makes it even sweeter. Thanks for making my day-(I am so easily amused!! :)

      1. re: Tammy

        You're quite welcome. I should tell you that the cookies keep longer and better if you keep them refrigerated.

        Feel free to share with anyone you want.