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Holiday Whoopie Pies

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Holiday Whoopie Pie
18 pies
15 Min
10 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 cup 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.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 18

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 365
  • Calories from Fat 191
  • Total Fat 21g 33 %
  • Saturated Fat 6.8g 34 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 3.1g 6 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 38mg 13 %
  • Sodium 219mg 9 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 42g 14 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3 %
  • Sugars 31g 0 %

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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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