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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Whoopie Pie Cookie Recipe - Contributed by Kelly Long

Kelly Long shares this Amish recipe for Whoopie Pies!
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
4 cups flour
1 cup baking cocoa
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1 cup sour milk
2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup hot water
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1. Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs.
2. Sift together flour, cocoa, and salt.
3. Add to creamed mixture alternately with sour milk.
4. Add the vanilla and dissolve soda in hot water and add last. Mix well.
5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
6. Make sandwiches from 2 cookies filled with the Whoopie Pie Filling.

1 box 4X sugar
4 tbsp. milk
3 tbsp. flour
1 c. Crisco
2 tsp. vanilla
2 egg whites

Beat until creamy. Fill Whoopie pies.


  1. that sounds delicious , got to talk the Husband in helping me to make them. Thanks for the Recipe.

  2. I just want to say I LOVE whoopie pies. They are a great potluck dessert -- especially at events with children involved.

    1. CJ, is your recipe the same as this one?

    2. I think so, Carrie. The recipe I have makes a pretty big batch.

      I don't make them often (too dangerous to have around the house, you understand). I made some for Nathanael's baseball team end of year picnic. Big tray of them, and I came home with an empty tray. Luckily I had kept back about 8 at home, so we did each get a couple of them.

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    1. It is super-fine powdered sugar, Lori. I take it you are not a big baker. It has been processed and reprocessed to make it spun fine, ground super fine for ultra light frosting and filling. Did you know you can make your own powdered sugar in the blender? It is a pain though, and you can only do about a half cup at at time!

  4. Kelly, I love this recipe! My father was from Johnstown and this is a big deal in their family, only they/we call them "gobs". I haven't made them in a while, so thank you for the reminder! :-)

  5. Kathy, are you from an Amish background by any chance? I am wondering why they called them gobs, which a bunch of people mentioned on the book launch party post on Monday! Thanks for coming by!

    1. Hi, Carrie! No Amish background, though there is a lot of German on my father's side. I don't know how factual this is, but I'd read that western Pennsylvania created/adapted these cakes for lunch pails for the coal miners, and they got their name from lumps of coal refuse, which were called gob piles. Not the most romantic origin, is it?! :-)


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