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My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 12 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.
















Sunday, May 20, 2012

Egg Free, Dairy Free Whoopie Pies

I am so excited to post this recipe! I love Whoopie Pies. All of the Amish markets, grocery stores, etc. sell these wonderful desserts. My mom has been making them as long as I can remember. She just finished making a big batch of them for my dad to take on a fishing trip. They contained a bunch of eggs, buttermilk, etc., so Jazlyn wasn't able to have any of them. Plus, my mom's cookie batter recipe also contained another cup of Crisco, which I didn't want to use. I decided that this would be the year I finally try to make this yummy snack for her. I am so thrilled how they turned out. The flavor is perfect. The only difference is that the cookie/cake part is not quite as soft and springy, but the texture was still very good. Jazlyn asked if I could make the filling blue for her instead of boring white. I love how cute they turned out and she couldn't get enough of them. Seeing the happiness on her face as she ate her first Whoopie Pie was priceless. It just proves that Jazlyn's allergies aren't going to stop her from having the foods she wants.




Whoopie Pies

4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups soy milk
2/3 cup oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Vanilla Cream Filling:
3/4 cup shortening, such as Crisco
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Food coloring, optional

Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Add the soy milk, oil and vanilla. Use an electric mixer to beat the mixture until just combined. The mixture will be thick and sticky. Drop 1-2 tablespoons of the dough, 1 1/2” apart, onto parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until the center springs back when gently pressed and a toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean. Be careful not to over bake the cookies. Cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

While the cookies are cooling, prepare the Vanilla Cream Filling. Use an electric mixer to cream all of the ingredients until fluffy and smooth and all of the sugar is dissolved, about 10 minutes.

Once the cookies are completely cooled, spread a generous amount onto the bottom of a cookie. Place another cookie on top, then press down gently to create a sandwich. Repeat with the remaining cookies. Store tightly covered or wrap each Whoopie Pie individually in plastic wrap.

*  If desired, you can use a safe storebought or homemade frosting to replace the Vanilla Cream Filling.

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16 comments:

  1. My mouth is watering! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  2. Excellent recipe! I'd love for you to come by and link up to my Southern Sundays linky party. These would be perfect. Hope to see you there. www.asliceofsouthern.blogspot.com

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  3. These look so delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  4. Whoopie pies are on my top ten list of favorite desserts. Your whoopie pies look delicious! I can't wait to share these with my friends who are allergic to eggs.

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  5. Hi Lori,
    Whoopie for Whoopie Pies, I just love these little pies and your recipe looks delicious! Hope you have a very special week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. Thanks for sharing with Southern Sundays..this recipe is wonderful!

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  7. Yum, looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday Round UP!
    -Kayla :)

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  8. What a great recipe! The texture sounds even better to me than a regular whoopie pie! :)

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  9. Hi,

    I’ve started My Sweet Party, where I every month host a party with a theme (MAY theme is CHOCOLATE). The party is ongoing the entire duration of the month and then I will choose my top three favourites and feture those blogs. I would LOVE you to join My Sweet Party!

    The last day for the May link up is the 31st.

    http://meandmysweets.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/my-sweet-party-chocolate-cake-love.html

    XXX
    Johanna

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  10. Hi,

    I’ve started My Sweet Party, where I every month host a party with a theme (MAY theme is CHOCOLATE). The party is ongoing the entire duration of the month and then I will choose my top three favourites and feture those blogs. I would LOVE you to join My Sweet Party!

    The last day for the May link up is the 31st.

    http://meandmysweets.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/my-sweet-party-chocolate-cake-love.html

    XXX
    Johanna

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  11. Fantastic that you can make these allergy free. Thanks for sharing these on foodie friday.

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  12. This looks super yummy. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great day :)
    Michelle

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  13. Your Whoopie Pies look absolutely delicious! I'm so glad your daughter enjoyed them so much. It's wonderful you were able to adapt the recipe so that it was allergy friendly.

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  14. Why is my granulated sugar not dissolving into the shortening?

    Thanks!

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  15. You need to beat it a while for the right consistency. Ours was just a little grainy, but we absolutely loved it.

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