Preheat oven 350F
2 Cups flour
1 tsp. baking SODA
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 Cup baking cocoa (Hershey's, etc.)
1 Cup sugar
Add one egg, 1/3 Cup oil (vegetable, canola types), 1 tsp. vanilla, and 3/4 Cup milk
Grease one or two cookie sheets, even if they're non-stick. Drop mix on sheets, like you would cookie dough, with a heaping tablespoon. (I use a serving tablespoon, not the measuring one.) Bake for 12 minutes. This will make approximately 24 pie halves, or 12 complete pies. Oh, by the way, they look like cookies, too, but soft!
1 Cup Confectioner's (powdered) sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. Marshmallow Fluff (no substitutions)
Mix the butter and sugar, then add vanilla, then Fluff.
This makes exactly enough filling for the amount of pies in the recipe but, personally, I like a lot more filling! You may want to add an extra half, or whole, recipe to make more filling.
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Now, for those of you who don't know what Fluff is, it's . . . sugar, basically! It might not be available everywhere, so check some online whoopie pie recipes for alternate fillings.
I don't know about the rest of the country but, here in New England, we all grew up on fluffernutters - the ultimate in 60's comfort food! I still eat them often! Fluff was created right here in Lynn, Massachusetts!
Here is the website for Fluff, if anyone is interested in the history or recipes. They even have a "Fluff Finder" to locate places to buy it.
Now, with my New England Patriots playing in the Super Bowl tonight, I had to decide on what Mister and I will be eating. We don't do any "parties" - just the two of us, so it's usually just chips and soda. This year I decided to make meatballs in the crockpot for subs (hoagies, grinders, etc.),
and I splurged and bought some beer! Mister doesn't drink at all, and I just drink occasionally because it's awkward around him but, this is the Super Bowl, man!
(click here for the history of Sam Adams beer)
Foxboro, Mass., which is the home of the Patriots, is two towns over from where I live. I grew up in the town between Medway and Foxboro - Norfolk (or as we say in this state, Norfawk!) - and we could hear the cheering at the stadium, or concerts, if we were outside!
I just realized that Fluff, Sam Adams beer, and the Patriots are all local yokels! It's definitely a home-grown weekend. I sure hope my team wins tonight!