Kid Safe Whoopie Pies

Recipe by Karen..
READY IN: 40mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine hot water and cocoa and mix well.
  • Cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar.
  • Add cocoa mixture, eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  • Combine dry ingredients and add alternately to creamed mixture with buttermilk.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Flatten slightly with the back of a spoon.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until just firm to touch.
  • Remove to racks to cool.
  • Filling: In a saucepan, combine flour and salt.
  • Gradually whisk in milk until smooth.
  • Stir constantly over medium-high heat until thick, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and pour or spoon into a bowl, cover and refrigerate until completely chilled.
  • In a medium bowl, cream shortening, sugar and vanilla.
  • Add chilled mixture and beat for 5 to 7 minutes until fluffy.
  • Spread filling on half of the cookies and top with remaining cookies.
  • Individually wrap with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator.