Jackson's trial verdict, with a side of a Southern delicacy

In honor of Michael Jackson doing the moon walk today, I give you a recipe for a Southern classic: The Moon Pie.

Southern Moon Pies
Vanilla extract may be substituted with coconut or mint extract. Makes 2 dozen pies (24 servings).
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  • To Make Cookie Crusts: In a large mixing bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine and white sugar. Add egg, evaporated milk, and vanilla. Mix well. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Add flour mixture slowly to sugar mixture while stirring. Mix just until all ingredients are combined.
  • Drop the dough onto greased cookie sheet by rounded tablespoonfuls. Leave at least 3 inches in between each one; dough will spread as it bakes.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes, until firm when pressed with finger. Allow to cool at least one hour before filling.
  • To Make Marshmallow Filling: In a medium mixing bowl, blend together 1/2 cup butter or margarine, confectioners' sugar, flavored extract, and marshmallow creme. Mix until smooth. Assemble pies by spreading 1 to 2 tablespoonfuls of filling on flat side of a cookie crust, then covering filling with flat side of another cookie crust.
From Allrecipes, Submitted by Jody Crout


At 11:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think about all of the wonderful baked goods that you could do if you were doing a tribute to Jackson's "Beat It." Just a thought. Clever site!

At 12:19 PM, Blogger Laurie said...

Okay, next you have to give us a recipe for R.C. Cola!

At 10:11 PM, Blogger Billy Jones said...

I was thinking the same thing as Laurie.

At 10:13 PM, Blogger Mel said...

I'll see what I can rustle up ;-)


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