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Friday, September 25, 2009

Whoopie Cookies...


I do realize that most people that eat these little lovelies call them Whoopie Pies. However, I make them small, so we refer to them as Whoopie Cookies around here.

These are T-R-O-U-B-L-E, I'm telling ya! Don't say I didn't warn you!!!!!


Whoopie Cookies

Cookie:
2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup hot water
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg

Frosting:
1/4 cup softened butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
3 to 4 T milk

To make the cookies, heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized bowl, stir together flour and cocoa and set aside. In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in hot water and then add the milk and set aside. In another bowl, beat the shortening and sugar with a mixer until fluffy. Add the egg and beat another minute. Mix in half of the dry ingredients and then half of the wet ingredients; repeat.

Drop the batter by heaping teaspoons, about 2 inches apart, onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool thoroughly before removing from cookie sheet and make sure they are completely cooled before icing.

For the frosting, use a mixer and cream the butter, shortening, vanilla and powdered sugar until fluffy. Add the milk, 1 T at a time until the frosting has a creamy consistency.

Fill the flat side of the cookies with frosting and put two together to form a sandwich cookie.

Makes 2 dozen. And BOY do they disappear FAST!!!!!

10 comments:

Wendi said...

I'd better not make those... they look so good I am sure I could eat them all!

Mrs. Michele B said...

Oh my!--I've *always* loved these especially when visiting Amish country but I've never made my own. Thanks for sharing the recipe. (o:

Many Blessings,
~Michele

Cyndi Lewis said...

Yum!

FlipFlop Mom said...

These are one of my most requested items to make ( recipe a little different)... and you're right... they don't last long.. that's for sure!!! They are Whoopie Pies here.. Ü

Martha said...

Your whoopie Cookies look great but I still call them whoopie pies even when I make them small! (old habits die hard) I think the best whoopie pie filling has a bit of marshmallow fluff or creme in it :-)

I'm hosting a BC Cookie Cookbook Giveaway on my Cookie website - www.best-ever-cookie-collection.com through the end of the month if you are interested.

Diana said...

I've made these before and you are correct on ALL accounts.

Blessings,
Diana

~Me said...

Feel free to bring those to our next lunch or dinner!! They look yummy!!!

Jesse

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I can imagine that they would go quickly! They really look good!

Manuela

Mrs. Lady Sofia said...

I recently have been making cookies for my husband so he can have something fun and sweet with his lunches when he goes to work. I think he will like these, but they sure look fatening! I'll need to try and stay clear of too many of them when I make them cause they look GOOD (smiles)!

Alisa@Foodista said...

I only make em when my sister visits so I wont be tempted to eat em all...great recipe!

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