Monday, August 29, 2011

Original Whoopie Pies

Ahhhh...the whoopie pie.  The first time I had a whoopie pie was when I visited my future husband's parents' house for the first time.  My future mother-in-law made them from scratch and they were oh so delish.  I mean...two chocolate cookies with cream in the middle...come on! 

After we were married, I asked her to share the recipe with me.  I learned two important things 1. she must have really loved us because they were pretty complicated to make and 2. they contained Crisco...I don't ever cook or bake with Crisco...I don't even keep it in my house...so that explained why they were so good but that also meant I wouldn't be able to make them.  Until now...

I give you the Mix and Match Mama version of the whoopie pie (the first of many, many versions).  You won't miss the Crisco, you won't miss the long ingredient list, and you won't miss the flavor.

The cookies will be extra sticky when you put them on the baking sheet...don't be alarmed, the minimal liquid makes for sticky batter but yummy cookies.

After they bake, cool the cookies on a wire rack before frosting.


Shopping List
1 box chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup veggie oil
2 eggs
1/4 cup water
store bought vanilla frosting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Combine cake mix, oil, eggs, and water in bowl. 

Drop by 2 tablespoons onto lined cookie sheet (leave about an inch between each cookie)

Bake 8-9 minutes

Cool on pan 5 minutes, move to wire rack and cool 15 more minutes

Take one cookie and place a tablespoon or so of store bought vanilla icing in the center.  Press another cookie on top (this will spread the icing out to the edge).

That's it!  You've made a whoopie pie!

This recipe makes about a dozen finished whoopie pies...I suggest doubling the recipe :)

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3 comments:

The Vaughans said...

I would just like to say for the record that if I still weigh 140 pounds months after the baby is born I blame your new blog ;) YUM!

Kara said...

I love whoopie pies! Love this recipe. I will definately be making these.

Christie Asmussen said...

Hi! I have wanted to make Whoopie Pies for years and never got it right! This recipe did the trick! The cake was spot on. I added a jar of fluff to the frosting. Unbelievable!!!! Thank you!

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