Moon Pies Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. In a small bowl, stir together the cocoa and boiling water. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together 1/2 cup shortening and white sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla extract and cocoa mixture. Combine 2 2/3 cups flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the sugar mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. To make the filling: In a small saucepan, stir together remaining flour and pinch of salt. Gradually whisk in the milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and refrigerate. In a medium bowl, cream together 3/4 cup of shortening and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the vanilla and the milk mixture and beat until fluffy. Sandwich filling between cookies.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 6042.05 Kcal (25297 kJ)
Calories from fat 2504.15 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 278.24g 428%
Cholesterol 345.74mg 115%
Sodium 2324.48mg 97%
Potassium 2232.67mg 48%
Total Carbs 848.62g 283%
Sugars 545.08g 2180%
Dietary Fiber 24.77g 99%
Protein 66g 132%
Iron 11.7mg 65%
Calcium 828.6mg 83%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 339.16 Kcal (1420 kJ)
Calories from fat 140.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.62g 428%
Cholesterol 19.41mg 115%
Sodium 130.48mg 97%
Potassium 125.33mg 48%
Total Carbs 47.64g 283%
Sugars 30.6g 2180%
Dietary Fiber 1.39g 99%
Protein 3.7g 132%
Iron 0.7mg 65%
Calcium 46.5mg 83%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 143.2
  • 168

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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