Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies
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Editor's Note: Our friend Kim was kind enough to share this great recipe. I have to admit that these were a favorite of mine as a kid, and I still love them!

Cookie

2 cups all purpose flour

2/3 cup cocoa

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup hot water

2/3 cup milk

1/2 cup hot water

2/3 cup milk

1/2 cup vegetable shortening

1 cup sugar

1 egg

Frosting:

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup vegetable shortening

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups powdered sugar

3-4 tbsp milk

To Make the Cookies:

1. First, heat the over to 350 degrees. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the flour and the cocoa; set them aside.

2. In a small bowl, dissolve the baking soda in the hot water, then add milk and set aside.

3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg and beat another minute. Mix in half of the dry ingredients, then half of the wet; repeat.

4. Drop batter by heaping teaspoons, about 2 inches apart, on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool thoroughly.

Make the frosting:

1. Meanwhile, make the frosting. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter, shortening, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar, beating until fluffy.

2. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time, until the frosting has a creamy consistency. Spoon frosting into a sealable plastic bag, seal and cut one corner off.

Put it All Together:

Fill the center of two cookies with frosting by simply squeezing the bag. Wrap Whoopie Pies individually or place them in a single layer on a platter.

Woohoo! We're makin' whoopie- er, pies! LOL!

Makes 2 dozen.

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About The Author

Kim Tilley, a tightwad at heart, is the mother of three active boys. Frugal by force and later by choice, Kim cut her income by 60% to stay at home with her children and discovered that anyone can live better for less. Her work has appeared in print publications such as The Tightwad Gazette. In her free time, she entertains herself by chasing kids and finding ways to create something from nothing!
 
 

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