Preparation - In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cocoa and salt; set aside. In a separate bowl mix the sugar, shortening and eggs together and beat for about 2 minutes at medium speed. Add the dry ingredients to egg mixture and mix well. Add the milk and warm water and beat at medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the vanilla and beat again until the mixture is thoroughly blended. Bake as drop cookies. Drop by rounded tablespoons full onto ungreased, non-stick cookie sheets and bake in a preheated oven at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes or untilthe centers of the cookies springs back when lightly pressed. Remove from from the cookie sheets and cool on wire racks or white paper towels. Cool completely before spreading.
peanut butter filling
2 T. butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup milk
Preparation - Mix the butter and peanut butter together and blend well. Add the confectioners' sugar and milk. Mix with an electric mixer at medium speed, then beat at high speed until light and fluffy. To make the whoopie pies - Spread one cookie generously with filling, then top with another cookie. Wrap each whoopie pie individually in plastic wrap http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art3563.asp
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