I had to google whoopie pie, which turns out to be what I know as "homemade Oreos," surely a Utah-phenism* - see post title for possible scandal.
*Other dessert-related Utah-phenism: Better Than [Robert Redford] Cake
I found a really straightforward recipe on the Omnomicon blog - it was perfect for this last Sunday, when we didn't have much in the house. All you need are the basics: flour, cocoa, shortening (loads of shortening), milk, ect.
I learned that it really helps if you have one of those neat-o cookie scooper things. Otherwise, your cookies turn out like this:
HUGE! They ended up being about 3-4" in diameter, instead of a dainty 1.5"! To solve the size issue, I used a small glass as a guide and cut each cookie individually.
|This is my scary "I have a knife!" face|
|Yes, ladies, he's single! My little brother, who helped with the cookie batter.|
Finished product: turned out pretty yummy, but I only got through one - they are RICH! I'll make them again, but only after I get a cookie scooper gadget thing.