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Whoopie Pies

Makes about 1 ½ dozen pies

  • ½ cup marshmallow fluff
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • For filling, combine marshmallow fluff, shortening, powdered sugar, 1/3 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and ½ teaspoon salt. Mix well and set in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Filling should be slightly stiff, but still spreadable.
  • For cookies: cream butter, granulated sugar, egg, and cocoa. Gradually add flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add remaining milk and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Drop from teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 6-7 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • To assemble, spread filling onto one cookie, then sandwich together with another cookie.

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Eating a colorful diet or fruits and veggies helps ensure your child is getting the nutrients he needs to keep his brain sharp while at school. Aim to pack three or more different colored foods in his lunch (or for snack) every day.

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