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Holiday Whoopie Pies

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18 pies
15 Min
10 Min
25 Min

Our Test Kitchen has put a festive holiday spin on popular Amish Whoopie Pies. Bake a batch of our Holiday Whoopie Pies and maybe even leave one out on a plate for Santa on Christmas Eve. Bet he'd love that!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 to 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Red and green decorating sugar
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil, and eggs; beat with an electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool slightly then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  4. In saucepan, combine milk and flour and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until thick paste forms; let cool.
  5. In medium bowl, beat granulated sugar and shortening until fluffy; stir in peppermint extract then add cooled flour mixture and beat until doubled in volume. Add 1 cup confectioners' sugar and beat until mixture is stiff, adding more if needed.
  6. Turn half cooled cakes over on their backs then spoon a dollop of filling onto each. Place remaining cakes on top of filling, forming sandwiches. Sprinkle the filling with decorating sugar, then serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.

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I just made these but used 2 cups confectioner sugar & had trouble getting the filling thick enough-any suggestions-I am refrigerating which I think should help

Hi I've made these before, what I did instead of using the Veg shortening, I used coconut oil - its beats up light and fluffy and works just fine. I hate to break it to most people, but commercial frosting is made with veg shortening, so if you buy frosting at the supermarket - nine times out of ten you are consuming veg shortening.

Use the "Fluffy Icing" recipe, there is no fat and the taste is light and delish. In a small saucepan heat 1cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water-cook till syrupy {about 5 min} In a mixing bowl add 1 egg white and beat till fluffy. Slowly add syrup and continue beating till stiff and add 1 tsp vanilla.

my solution was simple...I just made a simple frosting (vanilla), put a 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint in it, and placed the whole works in a large gallon bag, worked the peppermint through by hand in the bag, cut the end off, and squeezed the frosting onto the whoopee pie...worked fine.

I only have 1 problem wit making these pies. For the world of me,I just can't see making and eating let alone serving anyone with that much Veg. Shortening in a recipe that's not cooked..Is there any kind of substitute you could use for the filling for this recipe? Help please..


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