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Road Trip Week 7: Making Maine Whoopie Pies

It is the final week of our virtual road trip, and that means we've made it home to Maine! To celebrate our return home, Keith chose to make a classic Maine dessert: whoopie pies! There's some debate as to where whoopie pies were invented - both Pennsylvania and Maine claim them as their own. We Mainers obviously know the truth - they're from Maine! And they are such a beloved treat that Alaina's sister even had whoopie pies instead of cake at her wedding!


For this video, Keith is using a family recipe that is included below. Enjoy!


Whoopie Pies


Cream together:

6 tablespoons Crisco 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla Add in: 1 cup milk 2 cups of flour 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda 1/4 teaspoon of salt 5 tablespoons of cocoa


Drop by tablespoonful far apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool.


Make the filling - mix together: 3/4 cup Crisco 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar 6 tablespoons marshmallow crème 1 teaspoon vanilla


Sandwich filling between two cooled cookies.

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