Whoopie these are cute! I've wanted to try these forever but thought they were "too" much you know. You know me, I just dived in and they were surprisingly easy. The filling - I just used canned frosting that I tinted hot pink and flavored with cherry extract. I think they are perfect for Girl's Monday don't you? Here's the recipe:
1/2 c solid vegetable shortening
1 c firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 c cocoa powder
2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c milk
1 can vanilla frosting
food coloring of your choice
flavoring extract of your choice
Preheat oven to 350* Lightly grease baking sheets(I just used parchment paper for quick clean up) In a large bowl, cream together shortening, sugar, and egg. In another bowl, mix cocoa, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a small bowl, stir vanilla extract into the milk. Add dry ingredients to shortening mix, alternating with the milk mixture - beat until smooth.
Drop batter by the 1/4 c (to make 18 rounds) onto prepared sheets. With the back of spoon spread batter into 4" circles, leave about 2" between each cake. Bake 15 min or until firm to the touch. Remove from oven to cool on wire racks completely.
When cookies are cooled, spread with your frosting and then top with another cookie. Repeat with all cookies to make 9 Whoopie Pies. Wrap individually with plastic wrap or put them on platter in a single layer (do not stack them, they will stick).I think I am going to try a strawberry flavored one next!