It has been a few weeks since I have posted a sweet recipe on Make It Yourself Monday. I have been baking more than usual with the holidays and this is a family favorite. This is my mom’s recipe and she makes Chocolate Whoopie Pies quite a bit. I’m not sure where the name comes from, but these sandwich cookie/cakes have different names in other parts of the country.
- 1 Cup shortening
- 2 Cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 cup sour milk – simply add 1 tsp white vinegar to the 1 cup milk
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 1/2 Cups flour
- 2/3 cup Cocoa
- 1/2 tsp salt
Combine the baking soda, baking powder, flour, cocoa, salt and set aside. In a separate bowl, cream the Crisco, sugar and eggs together. Slowly add the hot water and sour milk and mix until just combined. Slowly add the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
I use an ice cream scoop to make cookies of a consistent size. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
- 3 egg whites
- 3 tsp vanilla
- 6 Tbsp. milk
- 6 Tbsp. flour
- 1 1/2 Cups shortening
- 5 1/2 Cups confectioners sugar
Using the wire whisk attachment, beat egg whites until stiff. Add other ingredients and mix until well combined.
At this point, try to avoid diving into the bowl of filling, you will need it for the pies.
Once the chocolate cookies are cool, spread the filling between two cookies. This recipe will make about 30 Whoopie pies, depending on the size of your cookies. The Whoopie Pies freeze well. I have about 2 dozen ready to go for Christmas Eve.
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