Classic Whoopie Pie from Pennsylvania Grange Cookbook 1972

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Classic Whoopie Pie from Pennsylvania Grange Cookbook 1972

Photo by jodiloves
  • Prep time
    30 minutes
  • Cook time
    5 minutes
  • Serves
    12
Author Notes

Okay, so I know that this recipe is not healthy or Weight Watchers friendly, however these are so delicious! They remind me of childhood. A time when you could eat anything and not feel guilty! —jodiloves

Ingredients
  • Cookies

  • 1 cup

    shortening


  • 2 cups

    sugar


  • 2

    egg yolks


  • 2

    whole eggs


  • 1 cup

    cocoa


  • 1/2 teaspoon

    salt


  • 4 cups

    flour


  • 2 teaspoons

    vanilla


  • 1 cup

    sour milk


  • 1 cup

    hot water


  • 2 teaspoons

    baking soda

  • Filling

  • 2

    unbeaten egg whites


  • 1 teaspoon

    vanilla


  • 4 teaspoons

    flour


  • 2 teaspoons

    powdered sugar


  • 4 teaspoons

    milk


  • 1 1/2 cups

    shortening


  • 1

    16 oz box powdered sugar (about 4 C)

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°
  2. To make the cookies, mix together shortening, sugar, egg yolks and whole eggs. Mix in liquid ingredients until smooth, then add in remaining dry ingredients. Drop by the spoonful onto cookie sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes until set*. Allow cookies to completely cool before spreading filling.
  3. To make the filling, beat together egg whites, vanilla, flour, powdered sugar, milk, shortening until smooth and fluffy. Add the box of powdered sugar and beat.
  4. Spread filling between two cookies and enjoy!
  5. *The recipe says to bake for 5 minutes, however it took my cookies 7 minutes to cook through.

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