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Whoopie Pies

A delicious chocolate cake like sandwich cookie recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 egg yolks save whites for frosting
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk sour milk by adding 3 teaspoons of vinegar to milk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • Icing Ingredients
  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Cream the first three ingredients together in a stand mixer or large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl mix the next 5 ingredients.
  • In another bowl mix milk and water.
  • Add dry and liquid ingredients alternately to the first large bowl mixing to combine.
  • Drop by teaspoon onto lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 Degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • In another bowl beat all the icing ingredients together in a bowl except for the 4 cups of powdered sugar until fluffy.
  • Add the remaining powdered sugar until creamy.
  • Frost one cookie and then top with another cookie.

Notes

I would double the icing to be sure you have plenty for your cookies. These can be frozen.