Whoopie Pies

For those of you who aren’t familiar with these, this is a sandwich cookie/cake concept that look kind of like oversized oreos. That’s where the resemblance stops. The cookie portion from here is like a cake (Chris thought the dough would make great cupcakes). The filling (from here is a fluffy vanilla frosting. I’ll repost the recipes here together.

Cookies
2 cups AP flour
1/2 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and sugar until light. Add egg and vanilla and continue mixing until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients and the buttermilk in alternating batches, beginning and ending with the dry. Portion the dough out onto greased cookie sheets (the original recipe said 1/4 cup a cookie, but I think next time I’ll do closer to 2 tablespoons). Bake 11-13 minutes, until the cookie springs back when touched.

Filling
1 cup milk
1/4 cup AP flour
1 stick butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar

Mix milk and flour in a microwave safe bowl. MIcrowave, stirring occasionally, until the milk and flour turn into paste. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and shortening, and add the sugar. When the mixture is light and fluffy, add the vanilla. When the milk mixture is cooled, add it to the sugar mixture, and whip until combined.

When cookies are cooled, spoon some filling onto the flat side of a cookie, and sandwich with another cookie. Consume over a sink or large plate (this can be a messy process).

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