Monday, 10 December 2012

Mint WhoopiePies

Mint Whoopie Pies



1/2 cup              shortening

1 cup                  white sugar

2                           eggs

2 cups                 all-purpose flour

5 tbsp.                 cocoa powder

1 tsp.                   baking powder

1/2 tsp.               salt

1 tsp.                   baking soda

1 cup                  milk

1 tsp.                   vanilla extract

3/4 cup              shortening

2 cups                 confectioners' sugar

1 pinch               salt

1 tsp.                   peppermint extract

1 tsp.                  green food colouring



1.    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2.    To Make Cookies: In a large bowl cream 1/2 cup of shortening , 1 cup sugar and 2 eggs.

3.    In a separate bowl sift together 2 cups flour, 5 T cocoa, 1 t baking powder, 1/2 t salt, 1 t baking soda. Add to other mixture alternately with milk, beating well. Add vanilla at the end.

4.    Drop by spoonful on greased pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove to wire rack and cool completely.

5.    To Make Filling: Beat together 3/4 cup shortening, 2 cups confectioners' sugar, and dash of salt till light. Add peppermint flavouring, green food colouring. Add water as needed to lighten icing.

6.    To assemble: Spread the flat side of one cookie circle with a spoonful of filling. Top with another.


Amount Per Serving  Calories: 874 | Total Fat: 46.2g | Cholesterol: 74mg

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