Happy Pi Day. Since Pi, an infinite number is 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399......
it is SO much easier to celebrate it on
3.14...or March 14th.
And you know me...I have an '
infinity' affinity for celebrating the
'odd' or out of the ordinary.
So why not celebrate Pi day with PIE?
I have shared lots of pies with you in the past year.
Perhaps my family's favorite...meat pies.
You can read all about them and get the recipe here.
They would be perfect for Pi Day.
Or Chicken Pot Pie...
There are never any leftovers when I make this recipe.
You can make it in a big casserole,
or individual dishes.
Either way, it would be a winner on Pi Day!
I have also shared the recipe for Ruby's Pineapple Cream Pie.
You can't go wrong with my favorite pie...EVER!
Or my Mom's Famous Pecan Pie. Every person who eats this
says it is the best pecan pie they have ever eaten.
The secret.....NO SYRUP!
And don't forget the recipe I shared for Shepherd's Pie.
I have a couple of sons that think this pie is meant for kings..not shepherds!
And then there were Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. They were great fun to make and are a big hit at parties.
So with the whoopidty Whoopie Pies in mind, I thought I would make up some chocolate whoopies to celebrate
Chocolate Whoopie Pie Recipe
Ingredients for Cake part ..
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. OR you can use mini muffin pans like I did for the pumpkin whoopies. I then slice them in half and put the filling in the middle. OR I also have used the funky cookie sheet that makes big, round, flat cookies. Or you can just drop them by spoonfuls!
- To Make Cookies: In a large bowl cream 1/2 cup of shortening , 1 cup sugar and 2 eggs.
- In a separate bowl sift together 2 cups flour, 5 T cocoa, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. baking soda. Add to other mixture alternately with milk, beating well. Add vanilla at the end.
- Drop by large spoonful on greased pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove to wire rack and cool completely.
- See filling recipe below the picture.....
Filling for Chocolate Whoopie Pies
4 tablespoons milk
4 tablespoons butter or 4 tablespoons shortening, softened to room temp
3 -3 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (OR mint extract is good)
In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in milk and extract until fluffy.
To assemble: Spread the flat side of one cookie circle with a spoonful of filling.
Top with another.
Happy Pi Day!