Deliciously Nutritious Whoopie Pies!

Or…that’s what I like to tell myself.

whoopie pies 005Growing up during the summer at our cottage, the Mennonite family that lived down the road from us sold fresh baked goods on Fridays. We always stopped to buy fresh bread which was absolutely wonderful and Whoopie Pies. If you have never had a Whoopie PIe, you are truly missing out on one of the best things on the planet. Trust me.

Several years ago, when I worked on the Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit, I took care of the child from a Mennonite family very closely. I talked with the grandmother of that little boy one afternoon and commented that I bet the little guy would like a Whoopie Pie. She smiled at me and we started talking about my infatuation for them (and hers too it turns out). The next day, she brought me the family recipe handwritten on a small sheet of paper. There is nothing like the real deal…and I have tried various other kinds (as in whenever I see them…must try them) but nothing comes close to the ones from the cottage…except this recipe.


1 1/2 C Shortening
3 Eggs
3 tsp vanilla
6 C Flour
3 tsp soda
3 C Sugar
1 1/2 C Sour Milk
1 1/2 C Cocoa
3 tsp Salt
1 1/2 C Hot Water

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Add sour milk, vanilla, flour, cocoa and salt. Dissolve sodin in hot water and add to mixture. Drop by tablespoon onto greased basking sheet. Bake at 400° just until done.

Frosting: (Marshmallow fluff can be used instead)

3 Egg Whites
3 tsp Vanilla
6 Tbs. Milk
3 C 10X Sugar (aka powdered sugar)
1 1/2 C Shortening

Beat egg whites until stiff. Add vanilla, milk and 10X sugar. Add shortening and beat well.

When cool, put two cookies together with frosting.

They freeze really well too…just wrap them individually in plastic wrap.

I have a recipe for pumpkin whoopie pies from the family too…yum…yum…yum!

Thanks to Laurie from Welcome to the Mad House for sharing these pictures of her Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. It doesn’t look like little Gavin liked them very much though!?! 😉


3 Responses to “Deliciously Nutritious Whoopie Pies!”
  1. Laurie says:

    What whoopie pie? I didn’t see any whoopie pie here…! LOL

  2. Tristan says:

    Mmmm… I want that. I’ll have to show this to the girlfriend 🙂

    Thanks for sharing, Becky!

  3. Becky says:

    They are amazing! Let me know if your girlfriend makes them and what you think…

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