Whoopie For Whoopie Pies

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Homemade whoopie pies are awesome any time of the year.  This Amish confection is a sweet tradition among the Plain people, a favorite in lunch-pails and as an after-school snack.  Wrap them in some pretty and festive-colored cellophane paper or put them in a decorative tin and they make amazing Christmas gifts for someone on your list.  There are so many variations of whoopie pies, but oatmeal is an old standby and a classic.

This a batch my wife, Rachel, whipped up and mmmm don’t they look good?  You can try the recipe below.

Oatmeal Whoopie Pies

3/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups packed soft light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 cups quick cooking oats
2 tsp baking soda
3 Tbs boiling water
1 large egg white
1 Tbs vanilla extract
2 Tbs milk
2 cups icing sugar, sifted
1/4 cup vegetable shortening, softened

Pre-heat the oven to 425F. Lightly grease a couple of baking sheets and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Beat in the eggs. In another bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking powder. Beat this into the creamed mixture. Stir in the oats and cinnamon. Mix all together well. Stir together the baking soda and the boiled water. Stir this mixture into the rest of the batter, mixing it in well. Drop by the tablespoon onto the baking sheets, placing them at least 2 inches apart. Bake until the cookies are firm and just starting to turn golden around the edges, some 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the baking sheets to wire racks to cool completely when done. Combine the egg white, vanilla, milk and 1 cup of the icing sugar. Cream well together. Add the remaining icing sugar and the shortening, beating all together until smooth. Spread 1 Tablespoon of the filling on the bottom of one cookie and top with a second cookie.

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The Discussion

  1. Cathy Weber says:

    These look so good. I haven’t tried making oatmeal. Have made Creamsickle and chocolate, but this will be next

    Thank you for sharing

    Cathy Weber

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  2. kentuckylady717 says:

    I agree, these look delicious…..I do want to make these, it’s just finding time….I haven’t had any oatmeal ones either…bought some chocolate ones at Yoder’s in Sarasota Fla. when I was there this summer and they were delicious……
    Is this Lovina’s recipe ?
    Would love to have the recipe for the CREAMSICKLE ones too. Cathy can you please share that recipe with us ? Thanks

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  3. What is icing sugar? would that be powered sugar? thanks!

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  4. Yes, Rhonda, that would be the same as powdered sugar.

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