Whoopie Pies


Baking is a form of creativity for me.  It serves my love of hospitality.

The Amish and New Englanders both claim the famous Whoopie Pie as their creation.  With my Mennonite heritage and my husband’s birthplace of Maine, they are a clear favorite in our house. Here is a festive spin on a traditional chocolate cream pie. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!



Beat well:

2 cups of sugar
1 cup Hershey’s dark cocoa
4 egg yolks
1 cup butter flavored Crisco

Add and mix thoroughly:

2 cups milk
2 teaspoons  vanilla

Add and mix well:

4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Bake 7-8 minutes at 400 degrees.  Cookies are done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.


Mix well 3-4 minutes until stiff.

1 cup original Crisco
6 cups powdered sugar
4 unbeaten egg whites
1 tablespoon vanilla

Fill and enjoy!  Optional: roll in sprinkles.

2 thoughts on “Whoopie Pies

  1. I’m anxious to try your filling. My grandmother used to cook her filling and no matter what I do I just can’t get it right. Nobody bakes like grandma.

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