Whoppie pies....have you heard of them? I have lived in Maine most of my life, and always thought whoppie pies were all over the place. I guess not. Are they just a Maine thing? Or maybe just a New England thing? I am not even sure.
I made some today and was thinking about how if you have never had one, you have to have one. Here, they are available in every gas station, grocery store, and most restaurants. I like to get the ones that are the size of my head. You can get pumpkin ones, vanilla ones, peanut butter frosting ones. Yum.
So, if you have never had one, go ahead. Make some. Here is the recipe. You won't be sorry. They are worth it.
Cream together 1/2 C shortening, 1 C sugar
2 beaten egg yolks
5 T. cocoa
2 C flour
1 tsp. (each) salt, baking soda, and baking powder
Add 1 c. milk and 1 tsp vanilla to sugar and shortening mixture, combine with dry ingred.
Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.
Beat two egg whites until stiff
fold in 2 C powdered sugar, then mix 1/2 c. shortening, 1/4 salt, 1/2 tsp vanilla.