Total Time
26mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 min

Not for someone on a diet! These pies are time consuming but they are so much better than anything you could buy at the store in the pre-packed bakery department. Prep time does not include cooling time of filling. These need to be stored in the fridge.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheet.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cocoa and water; mix well. Cool for five minutes. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add cocoa mixture, eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine dry ingredients. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk; mix well.
  3. Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with the back of a spoon. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. In saucepan, combine flour and salt. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth; cook and stir over medium-high heat until thick, 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and refrigerate until completely cool.
  5. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening, sugar, and vanilla. Add chilled milk mixture; beat for 7 minutes or until fluffy. Spread filling on half of cooled cookies; top with the remaining cookies.