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Classic Maine Whoopie Pies

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Chocolate cookies and frosting - what more could anyione want!?

Our guests love these! We tend to make them on the smaller side as opposed to the extra large ones you see at diner style restaurants around the state of Maine.

When smaller, they are cuter and much easier to eat!

Indulge!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream togethershorteing and sugar, beat in the egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and milk, alternating. You will have  afairly stiff cake batter. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet, leaving room for them to spread. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool before removing them to a rack.

 

Whoopie Pie Filling

 

2 egg whites

 

2 cups confectioners sugar

 

1/2 cup shortening

 

Beat the egg whites until fluffy, gradually adding 1 cup of confectioners sugar. Then add shortening and the rest of the sugar and mix until smooth and fluffy. Then beat in vanilla. 

 

When cookies are cool enough to handle, make pairs of similar sized ones. Spread filling on one cookie and top with another.  Wrap in plastic wrap or air tight container.