Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Jeans homemade whoopie pie recipe

Jean is old order Mennonite from New York State.Jean and her husband David and family live on a dairy farm, and travel their community using horse and buggy. She tells her story exclusively on Amish Stories

Jean's homemade Whoopie Pie Recipe

2 cups sugar

1 cup shortening

2 eggs

4 cups flour

1 cup baking cocoa

2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp salt

1 cup  milk

2 tsp baking soda

1 cup hot water

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cream sugar and shortening togther-then add the eggs. Sift flour, cocoa and salt together then add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Add vanillaand dissolve soda in hot water and add. Mix well. Using rounded teaspoons full drop dough onto cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.


Jean's Filling

1 cup (sour) milk (to make sour milk just add a teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar to the cup of milk, then stir)
1 cup shortening

4 Tbls flour

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup sugar

Heat milk and flour together until thick. Do not let burn. When thick put in a small mixing bowl-add sugar, shortening and vanilla and mix until spread thick. Place on cookie bottom side up and frost. Put another cookie on top bottom down. Look for a new post this Friday of the Intercourse Heritage festival in Lancaster Pa.


I've created this website out of my own interest in the Amish/Mennonite culture and of living in the country. Its a place for people who are interested in the Amish like myself, and its also a place to share Images of the beautiful country side that is all around me. my name is Richard, and I live very close to an Amish settlement here in Pennsylvania. This site is dedicated to my mother, who had started all of this by taking me as a child to Lancaster,pa from our apartment in the Bronx projects..........THANK YOU MOM............... Richard