Downeast Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies
 ½ cup vegetable shortening
 1 cup sugar
 2 egg yolks, beaten until light colored
 5 tbsp cocoa powder
 2 cups sifted flour
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp baking soda
 1 tsp salt
 1 cup whole milk
 1 tsp vanilla
Filling
 1 cup shortening
 1 cup confectioner's sugar (more may be needed)
 1 cup marshmallow creme
 ¼ tsp salt
 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1

For the whoopie pies, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2

Cream together shortening and sugar. Add egg yolks, stir to blend.

3

Sift together dry ingredients and add vanilla to milk.

4

Add dry ingredients to shortening/sugar mixture alternately with milk/vanilla mixture.

5

For small whoopie pies drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. For large whoopie pies drop by heaping tablespoons and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool cookies.

6

For the filling, cream shortening and 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar.

7

Beat in marshmallow creme, salt and vanilla. If too thin, add more confectioners' sugar.

8

Sandwich together with Black Raspberry Jam and the filling and wrap with waxed paper for the true "downeast diner" look.

Ingredients

Whoopie Pies
 ½ cup vegetable shortening
 1 cup sugar
 2 egg yolks, beaten until light colored
 5 tbsp cocoa powder
 2 cups sifted flour
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp baking soda
 1 tsp salt
 1 cup whole milk
 1 tsp vanilla
Filling
 1 cup shortening
 1 cup confectioner's sugar (more may be needed)
 1 cup marshmallow creme
 ¼ tsp salt
 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions

1

For the whoopie pies, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2

Cream together shortening and sugar. Add egg yolks, stir to blend.

3

Sift together dry ingredients and add vanilla to milk.

4

Add dry ingredients to shortening/sugar mixture alternately with milk/vanilla mixture.

5

For small whoopie pies drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. For large whoopie pies drop by heaping tablespoons and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool cookies.

6

For the filling, cream shortening and 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar.

7

Beat in marshmallow creme, salt and vanilla. If too thin, add more confectioners' sugar.

8

Sandwich together with Black Raspberry Jam and the filling and wrap with waxed paper for the true "downeast diner" look.

Downeast Whoopie Pies
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