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Whoopie Pies (Pennsylvania Dutch)






  1. Cream shortening and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  3. In another bowl, sift the flour with the cocoa, salt, and baking soda. Gradually add this to the creamed mixture alternating with the buttermilk.
  4. Mix in the hot coffee or water.
  5. Drop the batter in teaspoonsful onto greased cookie sheets, spacing them about 3 inches apart.
  6. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for 8 minutes.
  7. Remove to wax paper until all the cookies have been baked.
  8. For the filling, beat the egg whites until fluffy.
  9. Gradually beat in the vanilla extract, milk, sugar and flour.
  10. Add the shortening and butter and beat until very fluffy.
  11. Place a generous tablespoon of filling on the flat side of one cookie.
  12. Top with another cookie; they should look like yo-yos.

Makes about 48 to 60 Whoopie Pies.

These freeze well if wrapped individually.


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