Well - I made these - a bit skeptical, I admit. I grew up in Lancaster County, PA, where these are standard fare. The filling turned out surprisingly well, but the cookies left much to be desired, although I followed the directions exactly. SO - next time - maybe I'll use this filling recipe, and revert to my own "county" recipe. :) These aren't 'bad,' just not quite what we're used to around here - but they got eaten pretty quickly anyway! Thanks for sharing! The filling's a keeper!
I have been searching for a recipe like this for years. Ever since our neighborhood bakery went out of business 20 years ago. They made the most wonderful whoopie cakes. These come as close as I can remember. thank you for sharing
Very sweet, delicious and a kid favorite. I froze them and we took some out the next day and they were amazing!
I gave this 5 stars. I love these they are so yummy! I sell these at bake sales and they are great sellers. I to wanted a eggless filling recipe and I was so glad when I found this. My copy is basically the same. The ingredients are the same but different amounts. The batter: shortening 1 cup, 2 cups sugar, hot water 1 cup, 2 Tsp baking soda, 4 1/2 cups flour, 4 eggs, 3/4 cup cocoa, 1 cup sour milk, 2 Tsp vanilla, and 1 or 2 shakes salt. The filling: 1 cup milk, 1 cup shortening, 4 Tbl flour, 1 Tsp vanilla, and 1 cup sugar. The oven temp is 375 and bake time 8-10 minutes. The rest is the same. Thanks for posting a yummy recipe! Christine (internetnut)
Recipe looks good; however, the milk isn't listed in the filling ingredients. Would love to try them when I know how much milk to add!