Kim’s Whoopies

Makes about 6 dozen sandwich cookies.

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate cookies:
    • 4 ½ cups flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 1 cup boiling water
    • 1 cup sour milk (1 cup sweet milk plus 1 tablespoon vinegar)
    • 1 cup vegetable shortening
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 2 whole eggs
    • 2 egg yolks
  • Filling
    • ½ cup vegetable shortening
    • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
    • 3 to 4 teaspoons milk
    • 1 cup marshmallow crème
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  • For cookies, in a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine cocoa powder, vanilla, boiling water, and sour milk. Set aside.
  • In a mixer bowl, cream shortening, sugar, eggs, and egg yolks. Gradually add flour mixture, followed by cocoa mixture.
  • Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool cookies on rack.
  • For filling, beat together shortening, confectioners’ sugar and enough milk to make it spreading consistency. Add marshmallow crème and vanilla.
  • When cookies are cool, spread half of them with filling and then top with the remaining cookies.

Recipe and picture are from the Good Old Days Magazine – Issue January/February 2021.

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