Friday, June 17, 2011

making woopie!

yep, and sharing it with everyone!

I made woopie...

pie that is...for the first time on Memorial Day and took them to a party...and they disappeared!

I made them again for a dessert party we had at our place...and they disappeared...

so I made them again last night, we just had grandpa over and 3 other friends...was hoping that the woopie pies might last thru the night (you never know with grandpa sleeping in the same house as them...

and we had one survivor...but I won't blame it all on my father-in-law, there were only 2 left when we went to bed!

so I had never actually had a woopie pie until I made these, still have only ever had these so I'm not sure how they compare to the 'real' thing or other versions...but I have to say, I like making this kind of woopie...they turn out amazing and they are SOOO easy...crazy easy!

Woopie Pies
1 package chocolate cake mix
     (I had used both double fudge and devils food)
8 tbl (1 stick) butter; melted
1 large egg

for the filling
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter flavored crisco (can't go cheap on the fat)
1 large pasteurized egg white*
2 tsp vanilla

1.  Mix together cake mix, butter,and egg until combined.  Make into 1 inch balls, place about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for 10 minutes; putting one sheet of cookies on the top rack the other on the middle and then switching them at 5 minutes..  Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan, then transfer using a metal spatula to wire rack.  Cool for 30 more minutes.
2.  Make the filling:  Place the powdered sugar, crisco, egg white, and vanilla in a medium-sized bowl and beat with an electric mixer on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.  Spoon about 1 1/2 tsp of filling onto flat side of one cookie and top with second cookie to make a woopie pie!...
3.  Try not to eat the pies as you're making them, share the woopie love!

*the filing is uncooked and uses a raw egg, make sure your egg white is pasteurized so you don't get sick off of the woopie...pie...
or you can use ice cream and make ice cream sandwiches instead of making's up to cream or woopie...pie!

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