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Whoopie Pie Cookie Sandwiches

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“Not for someone on a diet! These pies are time consuming but they are so much better than anything you could buy at the store in the pre-packed bakery department. Prep time does not include cooling time of filling. These need to be stored in the fridge.”
READY IN:
26mins
YIELD:
2 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheet.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cocoa and water; mix well. Cool for five minutes. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add cocoa mixture, eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine dry ingredients. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk; mix well.
  3. Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with the back of a spoon. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. In saucepan, combine flour and salt. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth; cook and stir over medium-high heat until thick, 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and refrigerate until completely cool.
  5. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening, sugar, and vanilla. Add chilled milk mixture; beat for 7 minutes or until fluffy. Spread filling on half of cooled cookies; top with the remaining cookies.

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