Chocolate Whoopie Pies: The Way To A Happy Childhood

Sometimes the kitchen just needs a little whimsy and that’s when I break out my whoopie pie recipe. These chocolate beauties will put a smile on your heart and transport you to summer vacation when you were a kid. These babies are great for picnics, children’s parties or whenever you need a little fun in your life.

Whoopie Pies

Makes 4 dozen sandwich cookies

Cookies

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Diamond kosher salt
  • 1 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 1 cup hot water

Fillinf

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shortening

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and spray baking sheets with cooking spray. Set aside.

Cream together the granulated sugar and eggs.

Stir in the vanilla extract, vegetable oil, and buttermilk, mix well.

In another large bowl, whisk together the baking soda, baking powder, Diamond kosher salt, and Dutch-processed cocoa powder.

In a small bowl dissolve the instant coffee in hot water and let cool.

Add the dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients, alternating with the coffee.

Drop by teaspoons onto a baking sheets.

Bake cookies for 8 – 10 minutes.

While the cookies are baking prepare the filling.

Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add vanilla extract and beat a few minutes longer.

Slowly add the remaining ingredients and beat until smooth and spreadable.

Fill cooled cookies and eat!

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