*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                                WHOOPIE PIES
 Recipe By     : Family Circle magazine -- 2/18/97
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         ** COOKIES **
    2      cups          all-purpose flour
    2      teaspoons     baking powder
    2      teaspoons     baking soda
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/2  cup           unsalted butter, -- at room temperature
    1      cup           packed light brown sugar
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
    2                    eggs
      1/3  cup           unsweetened cocoa powder
      3/4  cup           milk
                         ** CREAM FILLING **
    3      tablespoons   all-purpose flour
    1      cup           milk
      1/2  cup           unsalted butter, -- at room temperature
    2      teaspoons     vanilla
    2 1/2  cups          confectioner’s sugar
 Heat oven to 375.  Line baking sheets with aluminum foil, coat with
 cooking spray.
 COOKIES:  Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl. Beat
 butter and sugar in second bowl until creamy, 1 minute.  Beat in vanilla
 and eggs; beat 30 seconds.  On low speed, beat in cocoa.  Alternately
 beat in flour mixture and and milk in 3 additions.  Drop two tablespoons
 mixture per cookie onto prepared sheets, spacing 3 inches apart.  Shape
 each into 2 1/4 inch rounds (keep each equal since they will be
 sandwiched).  Bake in oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until cookies spring
 back when touched in center.  Cool on sheets 5 minutes.  Remove cookies
 to rack to cool completely.  
 CREAM FILLING: Stir flour and milk in saucepan until smooth.  Bring to
 simmering over medium heat. whisking, until thickened and bubbly; cook 1
 Remove from heat.  Whisk in 2 tablespoons butter until smooth.  Press
 waxed paper directly on surface.  Let stand until cool to touch, about 45
 minutes.  Beat remaining 6 tablespoons butter, vanilla and confectioner’s
 sugar into small bowl until smooth, about 1 minute, scraping bottom and
 side of bowl as needed.  Add milk mixture; beat 1 minute or until smooth
 and fluffy.  
 Sandwich together pairs of cookies with 2 tablespoons filling, pressing
 lightly until filling begins to show around edges.  Store between sheets
 of waxed paper in airtight containers in refrigerator up to 3 days or in
 freezer up to 1 month. 
 Typed by Ethel Snyder <essie49@juno.com>
 Date:  July 24, 1997 
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