BLACK MOON "Twins"cakes
Christine

Stoneham, MA

#82 Dec 13, 2011
oops forgot bake at 425 for 7 min depending on cake size. I forget the exact story but I *think the home ec teacher at the trade school worked at stoddards and that is how she got the recipe.
Lisa

San Diego, CA

#83 Dec 13, 2011
I will have to give this a try since my grandmother's is a little bit different. I will say this though. I found out recently that due to trans fats, Crisco changed their recipe and isn't the same consistency that it was years ago. Of course, a lot of my recipes have Crisco in them and I couldn't figure out what it was...until I did a little research. I think it's actually illegal here in CA so there are other products out there with the trans fats but I don't think I can buy them here. Thanks for the recipe!! I have fond memories of twinsies.:)
Nancy in Colorado

Morrison, CO

#84 Jan 10, 2012
I used to live in Lowell and our bus stop was the firehouse right next to one of the bakeries>
If we were lucky, Mom would give us each a nickel, and we could buy the package of 2.
They were so fresh, they would take them off the large cookie sheets and then add the cream,
which was in a huge vat, and just put them in wax paper.
I do have a recipe of ours that I will post later.

Since: Jan 12

Delray Beach, FL

#85 Jan 10, 2012
Nancy in Colorado wrote:
I used to live in Lowell and our bus stop was the firehouse right next to one of the bakeries>
If we were lucky, Mom would give us each a nickel, and we could buy the package of 2.
They were so fresh, they would take them off the large cookie sheets and then add the cream,
which was in a huge vat, and just put them in wax paper.
I do have a recipe of ours that I will post later.
Yeah Nance! Do you think the recipe is really the original from Stodard's bakery?
SJC from Lowell

Boylston, MA

#86 Jan 10, 2012
As I remember my mom gave my brother Joe and sister Karen money to buy "black moons" on their way to school. I bet they were great.
Debbie Castle

Longmont, CO

#87 Feb 28, 2012
Did you post this??? I grew up with all of them and would love to re-introduce the TWINS:)
Casey wrote:
I grew up in Lowell, Rochette's beans, Stoddard's Twins, Elliott's Hot Dogs, Royal Feast Chips... all the local delicacies of the times ;-) Anyway, my Aunt Estelle (actually my grandmother's sister) worked at Stoddard's on Mammoth Rd. in the late 60's when I was a kid. On Saturdays she'd take her coffee break and visit my grandmother's on Lakeview Ave.(where I usually spent my weekends) and Aunt Estelle would bring a whole tray still-warm of "defect" Twins (not quite round, little piece broken off, etc.). Before Aunt Estelle passed, I asked her to write down the original recipe for me,(for my grandmother to bake) which she did. But it's not just the Twins' recipe's ingredients, it's the actual technique that she captured that makes the difference between tasting "like" Twins, and reproducing the original recipe. I'll dig it up and post the recipe if people are still interested.
Debbie Castle

Longmont, CO

#88 Feb 28, 2012
Christine wrote:
oops forgot bake at 425 for 7 min depending on cake size. I forget the exact story but I *think the home ec teacher at the trade school worked at stoddards and that is how she got the recipe.
I'm going to try making them with butter- all the recipes I have found are with Crisco.

Oh did anyone see the The Whoopie Maker from BabyCakes? I found it in Kohls, have not tried it yet!
twins mmm good

Clermont, FL

#89 Mar 4, 2012
Debbie Castle wrote:
Did you post this??? I grew up with all of them and would love to re-introduce the TWINS:)
<quoted text>
I would love to put them back on the market!!!!!! oh ya...but we have to get the real real recipe....:) lets keep on trying :)
twins mmm good

Clermont, FL

#90 Mar 4, 2012
Kcoak wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah Nance! Do you think the recipe is really the original from Stodard's bakery?
Hi I hope you post the recipe soon!!!!!!!! please

Terri
Melbourne Fl
1953from01887

Dover Foxcroft, ME

#91 May 10, 2012
loved those Twins and was beginning to think they were imagined by me. The twin pies with oh so great filling - nothing has ever compared.
Jackie1966

Salem, NH

#92 Jul 2, 2012
I use to take ceramics in lowell on bridge street and at the end of our class we always had stoddard twins.. i think they made them there,, they were the best whoopie pies ever...
DebTart

Arvada, CO

#93 Nov 8, 2012
mad wrote:
I grew up in Lowell and remember the twins and also the lipstick candy.
Does anyone remember the small variety store on the hill on School St. at the corner of Varney Street?
If it where I'm thinking I lived across the street- the store was kinda under a house or something you had to step when you went in>
Gael K

Stafford, VA

#94 Dec 29, 2012
tdesign90 wrote:
does anyone out there remember the Twin black moons made in the 60's....they were made in Stoddard NH ....man.... I have never to this day tasted one as good as those!!! wish I had that recipe..mmmmm anyone remember them???
let me know...
I received the recipe as a wedding gift back in 1980. I can send it along. Let me know.
Gael K

Stafford, VA

#95 Dec 29, 2012
I received the recipe (so close to it!!!) a wedding ift back in 1980. I too loved my little "twin" cakes.
I can send the recipe --- let me kow.
ozgirl

Duncannon, PA

#96 Jul 10, 2013
terri wrote:
John ....please please send me the recipe...
[email protected] hurry its been 40 years!!
Hi Terri! I am John's great-niece. The recipe is no were to be found in the family. There have been ones posted, however they are not the correct one. There was one that was very close, and my mother made it, still nothing like the real thing she said. I was not born or ever able to try these. I hope to someday though! Such a neat feeling to see all the comments about the Bakery. The sweet tooth has been carried down the line for MANY generations! ;) Take Care!
ozgirl

Duncannon, PA

#97 Jul 10, 2013
Gael K wrote:
I received the recipe (so close to it!!!) a wedding ift back in 1980. I too loved my little "twin" cakes.
I can send the recipe --- let me kow.
Gael, I would love to have you share your recipe please. My email address is [email protected] THANKS!
chokley from lowell

Saco, ME

#98 Jul 10, 2013
I could not find the recipe; could you help me find it?

Thanks, SJC
Original Recipe wrote:
<quoted text>
I cant believe this we have a family member who worked there and I have the original recipe and was thinking about putting it up on my Bonanzle Web Site this week . Just did a google search to see if there was still anyone interested in them. Guess you just answered that question. Thanks !!! Just look for roselady My Booth name is New England Craft market.
Pam

Rock Hill, SC

#99 Jul 19, 2013
tdesign90 wrote:
does anyone out there remember the Twin black moons made in the 60's....they were made in Stoddard NH ....man.... I have never to this day tasted one as good as those!!! wish I had that recipe..mmmmm anyone remember them???
let me know...
Yes, i remember getting them at Purity Supreme in Billerica MA. They were the BEST!
Lisa

San Diego, CA

#100 Jul 19, 2013
Gael K wrote:
I received the recipe (so close to it!!!) a wedding ift back in 1980. I too loved my little "twin" cakes.
I can send the recipe --- let me kow.
Can you just post the recipe so whoever wants it can just come here to get it?

Thanks, Gael!
Howard

Westford, MA

#101 Oct 28, 2013
First my name is Howard and my addiction is (was) Stoddards of Lowell's Twins Black Moons. I can retell of many an afternoon spent with that small white box tearing into the cellphone with the freshness of cocoa and marshmallow fluff. I used to have a news paper route just to support my Stoddards fix.
Thank you to whom ever is good enough to post a recipe...but it will never replace the fond innocence of a whoopee pie orgy that was Stoddards.

It's just too bad that the corner store is no more.
RIP my childhood....Twins, Twinkies and ouyal Feast chips a cold Frosty Root Beer and Birch Beer in bottles!

Live one only in memory!

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