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Snickerdoodle whoopie pies: A true little snack cake

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Snickerdoodles have such a wonderful flavor to them. They are unique and a step above in taste from many other cookie and cake recipes.

Whoopie pies are fun little snack cakes. Children enjoy them mostly for their cream filling. Now they will enjoy them even more if you make them small enough to fit into their little hands.

Combining the taste of snickerdoodles and the shape and style of a whoopie pie in a mini size is a healthy creation. These little snack cakes are easy to handle, just enough of a snack not to spoil appetites and a surprise treat in any lunch box.

Cookie ingredients:

  • ½ cup of shortening
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2/3 cup of cinnamon chips
  • 3 tablespoons of cinnamon sugar
  • Filling ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons of meringue powder
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla
  • ¾ cup of softened unsalted butter

Directions for cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350’.
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Place the cinnamon sugar in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl beat the shortening, egg, sugar and vanilla together.
  5. Then add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl a little at a time till with a bit of the milk until well combined.
  6. Then fold in the cinnamon chips.
  7. Drop heaping teaspoonfuls of batter onto the parchment paper about 3 inches apart.
  8. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the cookies are firm to the touch.
  9. Cool the cookies on a cooling rack for 5 minutes and then roll the tops of the cookies in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Filling directions:

  1. Beat the meringue powder and water together in a small mixing bowl until foamy.
  2. Then beat in the sugar and extract until well blended.
  3. Add in the butter and beat until the filling is fluffy.

Putting the Snickerdoodle whoopie pies together:

  • Spread a heaping teaspoonful of the filling on the flat side of half of the cookies baked.
  • Then top with the remaining cookies to form a filled little snack cake.
  • Enjoy!

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Jackson residents can shop at any of these local grocery stores: Pick’n Save or Wal-mart for all the ingredients needed for this recipe.

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