Chocolate cake circles sandwiched with a creamy vanilla frosting-like filling.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • To Make Cookies: In a large bowl cream 1/2 cup of shortening , 1 cup sugar and 2 egg yolks. (Set egg whites aside for filling.) NOTE: If you don't want to use raw egg white in the filling, leave it out. Substitute 1 whole egg for the 2 egg yolks in the cookie recipe so you don't end up with leftover whites!!

  • In a separate bowl sift together 2 cups flour, 5 T cocoa, 1 t baking powder, 1/2 t salt, 1 t baking soda. Add to other mixture alternately with milk, beating well. Add vanilla at the end.

  • Drop by large spoonful on greased pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove to wire rack and cool completely.

  • To Make Filling: Beat together 3/4 cup shortening, 2 cups confectioners' sugar, 2 egg whites and dash of salt till light. Add 1 tsp. vanilla.

  • To assemble: Spread the flat side of one cookie circle with a spoonful of filling. Top with another.

Nutrition Facts

872.8 calories; 8.6 g protein; 109.8 g carbohydrates; 65.3 mg cholesterol; 527.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2009
Warning...Only those with an Olympic class sweet tooth need attempt! They're good, but as per the recipe they are very sweet. The cookie is very good, light with a nice chocolate taste. The vanilla filling is not very stiff so don't use too much because it will just squeeze out the side when you bite into them. I also made some with peanut butter filling (half PB and half confectioner sugar). I couldn't eat more than two. I guess I could eat three if you dared me...four if you questioned my manhood...but I'd rather stop at two. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/28/2004
I made these for Christmas and my husband did not like the taste of the cake Read More
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147 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 89
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2009
Warning...Only those with an Olympic class sweet tooth need attempt! They're good, but as per the recipe they are very sweet. The cookie is very good, light with a nice chocolate taste. The vanilla filling is not very stiff so don't use too much because it will just squeeze out the side when you bite into them. I also made some with peanut butter filling (half PB and half confectioner sugar). I couldn't eat more than two. I guess I could eat three if you dared me...four if you questioned my manhood...but I'd rather stop at two. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2009
Warning...Only those with an Olympic class sweet tooth need attempt! They're good, but as per the recipe they are very sweet. The cookie is very good, light with a nice chocolate taste. The vanilla filling is not very stiff so don't use too much because it will just squeeze out the side when you bite into them. I also made some with peanut butter filling (half PB and half confectioner sugar). I couldn't eat more than two. I guess I could eat three if you dared me...four if you questioned my manhood...but I'd rather stop at two. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2006
I dont know what the other reviewer was talking about but these are GREAT!!!The cookies were moist and chocolatey and the frosting is delsih. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2008
I loved this recipe I didnt change a thing. If the other reviwers husband didnt like this recipe to bad! Thats just his personal taste. There are alot of flavors I dont like but still may be in a good recipe. Dont let that stop you from trying this its very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2009
Classic whoopie pie! The only thing I changed was omitting the egg whites from the filling and adding about 2 Tb. of milk and an extra 1/4 cup of powdered sugar. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
these are awesome!! the local bakery makes these all the time and i just loved them so when i tried these i was hoping they would be as good as the ones at the bakery and they are waaaay better!! i love the cake part it is so soft and fluffy. i live in high altitude so to get mine ti rise correctly i used 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda. they rose and didn't fall. they were just right. the frosting is creamy and light although i made a few small changes. i made a lil extra frosting by just using a whole cup of shortning and added more sugar. and after i mixed those together i added some heavy whipping cream and it turned out so light and creamy i will make these changes in the future too. i highly recomend this recipe!! you will love it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2011
This was an AMAZING recipe! I didn't change a thing. They were all gone in two days. I can't wait to make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2007
mmmmmm... Whoopie pies... This recipe was great - the cakes were PERFECT and the icing was really good too. I used one whole egg in the cake & no egg in the icing. So to make up for no egg whites I added a little milk which turned out to be too much so I added a little more sugar some flour. The flour softened the very-sugary taste & I'll probably add flour next time as well. Such a good recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/27/2004
I made these for Christmas and my husband did not like the taste of the cake Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2009
I have a different recipe for the "cookie" put needed a better filling. This one was delicious and soooo easy to make. I think I'll take the other reveiwers advice next time and use whipping cream next time instead of the egg whites. Read More
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