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Whoopie Pies are quintessential New England fare. While I am sure they are available outside this area of the US, I have yet find anyone living in other areas who were familiar with these delectable sweets. Have you heard of them? My darling mother provided me with this recipe a dozen or so years ago.

Humor me. Will you?

First, mix flour, sugar, shortening, egg yolks, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Don't over mix!


Next, drop by 1/8 cup measures onto a greased baking pan. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.


Pour yourself a glass of wine while these babies cool. Keep the wine handy, 'cause this is going to come in handy later. Ok?


Now, you may start on the frosting. Here you will use use powdered sugar, vanilla, (more!) shortening, and your left over egg whites. Beat until things are smooth and you see soft peaks.



More to come...
 

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Try. Just try to not lick your beaters. You may also take this opportunity to torture your kitchen helpers.



When everything is cool, smear as much frosting on the "cakes" as you can. Believe me...this is a circumstance where more is better. =)


Look good? Oh yeah. You betcha'!


Part III is coming...
 

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Now, friends, lift that glass of wine. Please, if you will, toast to my dear mother. You see, she was taken from us 6 years ago today. At a far too early of an age.

Without her, this recipe (as well as the woman making the recipe) would not be here today.


I miss you today and every day, Mom. And not just when I am making Whoopie Pies.



Thanks for reading! *smooch*
 

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:) Thank you for sharing this with us! Raising a glass to your Mom.
 

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Stace-here is the recipe.

Whoopie Pies

Makes 12 small or 9 large (which is the only way, if you ask me.;))

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 egg yolks (keep whites for later)
1 cup milk
1 Tablespoon vinegar

Cream together the above.

Add 2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
5 tablespoons of good cocoa powder

Mix, bu do NOT over-mix. Let it sit 10-15 minutes while the oven is preheating to 375.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until toothpick comes out 'clean'

Frosting-the following is a single batch. In my opinion 1 batch is too small and doubling the batch is too much. I usually double the frosting recipe and toss the remainder (or find another use for it.)

2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 egg whites (I know, I know. But it hasn't killed me yet!)
Scant 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.

Beat well (5 or so minutes) or until things are smooth and creamy and they start to form soft peaks.
 

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Condolences on the annversary of the loss of your Mom. What a unique way you've found to share her w/us.

Whoopee!!!
 
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