Saturday, September 20, 2008


My last post about Lancaster County, PA has elicited many comments about Whooppee Pies. I must say, they are absolutely delicious. The following is my SIL, Carolyn's, recipe. For many years, I gave credit for this reipe to my MIL who is an outstanding baker and cook. With apologies to Carolyn, I share this wonderful recipe with you, my blogger friends:


2 c. unsifted flour
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. cocoa
1/3 c. cooking oil
3/4 c. milk
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla


Mix together flour, sugar, soda, salt, cocoa. Add cooking oil, vanilla, egg and milk. Beat well. Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet Bake 350 degrees.


5 tbsp. flour
1/2 c. oleo
1 c. 10x sugar
1 c. milk
1/2 c. Crisco
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt.

Blend flour and milk. Cook until like pudding, stirring constantly, cool. Whip together Crisco, 10x sugar, vanilla and beat until like whipped cream. Add to cooled flour mixture. Whip at high speed. Fill two cookies with flat sides together.

And, PRESTO! you have a whoopee pie. Also, these cookies make wonderful ice cream sandwiches. Just fill them with softened ice cream and refreeze. Yum! Yum!

We are participating in a little switcheroo tomorrow. Jim will go to Pennsylvania to spend a few days with his brother and SIL, Carolyn, will come here to spend some "girl time" with me. I have lots of fun plans up my sleeve.

Jim and Dale will enjoy some time together as well as some time with their mother. They plan to take her to a Doc's appointment and out to dinner. I'm sure she will really enjoy having the "boys" all by themselves.

I'll report on the comings and goings of "the girls" later this week.

Until then...

~hippo hugs to all~


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Diane said...

Whooppee!! My mouth watered just reading the recipe. We always take goodies to my MILs on Christmas. I do believe I've found a new recipe!


Dawn said...


Gerrit said...

hehe... for those of us who are less in the culinary know... What the heck is Oleo? Also, you never mention in your instructions where exactly to add this stuff, which from what I can tell is just oil... ;)

Tracy said...

Yummmm! Shari always brings these home from Lancaster when she travels there each summer. I've never tried making them, though. Thanks for the recipe.

Monogram Queen said...

There is nothing like whoopee pies! My husband LOVES them (me too!) Chocolatey-creamy goodness!!

Faye said...

Pam, my guys LOVE these Whoopee pies! They were introduced here in the North from a gal passing thru to Alaska and Shepherd's Inn at Mile 72 on the Alaska Highway( I include this info for all you traveling this way)has made and sold these(all their food is homemade!) by the hundreds!!

Michelle said...

Lancaster County>????????????

Many years ago, I lived there. For a very brief period of time. There was the best Amish restaurant somewhere (I am not getting dirty here guys) Intercourse or Blue Balls.....big place!

Best apple butter I ever put in my mouth!

I don't really care for sweets, so the Whoopie's won't make it here, but if you could find me an original sauerbraten recipe.....I WOULD KILL FOR IT.

Michelle said...

Oh, and PS Pam............YOU HAVE BEEN MEME'D

Nancy said...

Ohhhhh, those Whoopie Pies look soooooo good!!! I may try and find time to make them today!!!

The visit with your SIL sounds like fun! That will be a good post, I know! Looking forward to it!

(((((( HUGS ))))))

Mississippi Songbird said...

oh, I have GOT to try these! I've seen them in a show on the Food Network..
Have a great day!

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, yummy! Got to try these as well.

I'm sure you and Carolyn are having heaps of fun doing girl things. :-)



Cheryl Wray said...

Okay, I am SO making these things. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmo!!!!!!!!