Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter W

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Sunshine Eats: Whoopie Pies! Dip into your past for a childhood favorite that has been around since your parents and grandparents were kids. Some say it’s a cookie, others refer to it as a cake, but the name that seemed to stick more than any other is “Whoopie Pie”. No worries, one bite and it simply won’t matter. You’re hooked. Picture this: Sweet, creamy marshmallow fluff sandwiched between two chewy dark chocolate mounds. I know, right?!
WHOOPIE PIES
Ingredients:

8 tablespoons butter, softened 

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 tablespoon molasses 

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

1 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 

7-ounce jar marshmallow creme 
Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350Β°. In a large bowl, cream together butter, vegetable oil, molasses, and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg. Add vanilla extract. Combine flour, baking soda, sea salt, and cocoa powder. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir until blended. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. (I baked 6 cookies per sheet to allow room for them to form a perfect circle.) Bake 8-10 minutes. Watch carefully. Cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. To fill, spread a generous dollop on the bottom half of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies. Wrap and chill 2 hours before serving. 

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