White Chocolate Strawberry Whoopie Pies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
- 1 cup shortening or butter
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup buttermilk or milk with 1 tsp vinegar
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup white chocolate chipsFilling
- 1 1/2 cups shortening
- 4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 2 egg whites beaten
- 1/4 cup pureed strawberries
- 4-5 drops red food coloring
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup of shortening and white sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla and buttermilk.
Combine the flour and salt, stir into the creamed mixture.
Stir together the baking soda and hot water then mix them into the batter last. Stir in White Chocolate chips.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
Bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm but not overbaked.
Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.Filling
Use a store bought frosting or make this...
To make the filling: In a medium bowl, cream together the 1 1/2 cups shortening with the confectioners' sugar and 1/4 cup of flour until light and fluffy.
Gradually beat in the milk, strawberries, and vanilla until well mixed, then fold in the egg whites. Sandwich at least 1 tablespoon of filling between the flat sides of two cookies.
Refridgerate or freeze uneaten pies.