Maine Recipes: Whoopie Pies

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Whoopie Pies
Old Fashioned Maine Whoopie Pies (double batch)


Ingredients:
Cookies: 3 cups sugar,1/2 cup shortening (creamed together) Then add, 1 cup cocoa, 2 eggs, 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, 1 teas. cream of tarter, 1 teas. soda, salt and vanilla. Mix well and gradually add 4 cups flour. Filling: 5 tablespoons flour and 1 cup milk (cook in double boiler until thick). Let cool to cold. Add 1 cup shortening, pinch of salt, and whip it. Add 1 cup sugar and some vanilla, whip it again.

Preperation:
Drop Cookies by teaspoonfuls Bake 375 degrees about 10 minutes. When cookies are done, and filling is made, put filling between two cookies, and wrap individually.

  Source: Mona Blanchard