1 cup shortening (Crisco)
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
5 cups gold metal flour
2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks
1/2 cup hot water
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 cups buttermilk [or sour milk]
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 egg whites
2 pounds confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cups Crisco
1 tablespoon vanilla extract or to taste
Cream shortening, sugar, salt, eggs and vanilla together.
Sift flour and baking powder, add soda with water and milk. Mix together (add chips at this point after mixing and mix a bit more).
Bake at 425 degrees F for 4 to 5 minutes.
Filling: Add milk or cream if needed for consistency.
Posted by philocrates at recipegoldmine.com
Source: Mrs. Levi A Kanagy III, Bellville, Pennsylvania - from the Big Valley Amish Cookbook 1979