Enjoy The Sweet Life at Scotch Hall, and an old fashion moon pie

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Southern Moon Pies

Scotch Hall is a favorite place to enjoy time with family and friends, the kind of place where traditions are born and great memories are made. Here’s a treat the whole family will love and one of our favorite family traditions. Something about a homemade moon pie shared with those you love is, well, extra sweet. INGREDIENTS Original recipe makes 2 dozen pies 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 PREPARATION 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, vanilla 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.