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Old Fashioned Whoopie Pies

I hope you are enjoying BBQWeek as much as I am! Today I'm sharing one of our favorite desserts, whoopie pies.  These are perfect for a barbecue because they are individually portioned and are hand held, no silverware required! This recipe is from Taste of Home and is featured as their #Bakeable challenge for May.

 

Though I've made them in the past, most of the versions have started with a cake mix.  This one is the real deal completely from scratch.  I used a cookie scoop to get nice equal portions, and my first sheet came out of the oven flat. I ended up chilling the dough for 30 mins and the next ones came out perfect. 

For the filling, I used the vanilla extract that was called for but didn't really think that there was enough vanilla flavor so I used the seeds from a whole vanilla bean as well.  The filling was looser than I'm generally used to, but set up nicely in the fridge. 


While they are not the same as a New England style whoopie pie, they are absolutely delicious.  Keep them refrigerated until serving.  I individually wrapped them and it will be super easy to pop them onto a double layered tray with some ice in between.  Thank you to Maria C. for sharing her recipe! Be sure to go and check out what all the other #BBQWeek bloggers are making using the links down below.

Old Fashioned Whoopie Pies

Old Fashioned Whoopie Pies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1  1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2  2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
FILLING:
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1  1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine cocoa and water. Cool for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and cocoa mixture. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition
  2. Use a 2T cookie scoop to drop dough 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake until firm to the touch, 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For filling, in a small saucepan, combine flour and salt. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth; cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened, 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and refrigerate until completely cool.
  4. In a small bowl, cream the shortening, sugar and vanilla extra and vanilla bean seeds until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add milk mixture; beat until fluffy, 7 minutes. Spread filling on half the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Store in the refrigerator.
  5. Source: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/old-fashioned-whoopie-pies/
whoopie pie, chocolate, vanilla
Dessert
American
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Comments

  1. What a fun, throwback dessert for sharing at our next BBQ.

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  2. Totally perfect for BBQs and I love the added vanilla beans

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  3. I love quick and easy desserts. Especially at a BBQ where you can grab and go. YUMMY!

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  4. I love a good Whoopie Pie! Looks amazing!

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  5. I love whoopie pies. I need to make them more often. Perfect little hand held desserts.

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  6. I haven't mastered the whoopie pie. Mine always look lopsided even if they do taste delicious!

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  7. This is the perfect idea for a cookout! Individually wrapped and kept in a cooler - cool chocolatey treats. You can't beat that!

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