2 cups brown sugar (light)
3/4 cup butter or shortening
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 Tablespoons boiling water
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups Oatmeal (1 minute)
Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs one at time. Add salt, cinnamon and baking powder. Add soda that’s been dissolved in hot water. Gradually add the flour and oatmeal and mix well.
Drop by rounded teaspoons (I use a large cookie scoop and mound high) onto greased cookie sheets). I always use parchment paper).
Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes. I bake for 12 minutes for the large ones.
Cool and fill with “Whoopie Pie Filling.”
Whoopie Pie Filling:
2 egg whites at room temp (beat until stiff)
4 Tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups sifted confectioner sugar
1 and 1/2 cups shortening (Crisco)
Beat egg whites until stiff.
Mix egg whites (beaten) with milk, vanilla and 2 cups sifted confectioner sugar. Then beat in shortening (Crisco).
Add remaining 2 cups confectioner sugar.
Spread a large dab of filling on one flat side of cooled cookies. Top with another cookie to form a sandwich pie.
Make sure you put plenty of filling in the middle, that’s what a Whoopie Pie is all about, taking a bite and having the filling all over your mouth…kids anyway! Whoopie!!!!