Let's keep this entry simple like this recipe!
Pioneer Woman never let's me down! I've been wanting to make these little nuggets of goodness for awhile now.
If you have not heard of PW then you need to check her out! Shes pretty freaking awesome!!
Now if only my blog was a smidge as amazing as her. IF ONLY!!
Oatmeal Whoopie Pie
2 cups Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Butter, Softened
1/4 cup Shortening (Crisco)
2 whole Eggs
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
3 Tablespoons Boiling Water
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
2-1/2 cups Flour
2 cups Quick Oats
FILLING OPTION #1
FILLING OPTION #2
5 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
1 cup Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Butter
1 cup Granulated Sugar
*Cookie recipe adapted from The Best of Amish Cooking, by Phyllis Pellman Good.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream brown sugar, butter, and shortening. Add eggs and mix. Add salt, cinnamon, and baking powder and mix. Mix baking soda and boiling water, then add to the bowl and mix. Add flour and oatmeal and mix well.
Scoop dough onto parchment-lined cookie sheets so that you have rounded heaping teaspoons. Bake for 10 minutes, being careful not to burn. Remove from oven, transfer to a cooling rack, and let the cookies cool completely.
Scoop small amounts of marshmallow fluff onto cookies, then press a second cookie on top. Freeze immediately if not serving right away, or serve right after filling (fluff will ooze.)
(That's the Best Frosting I've Ever Had)
In a small saucepan, whisk flour into milk and heat, stirring constantly, until it's very thick. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. Stir in vanilla.
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. You don’t want any sugar graininess left. Then add the completely cooled milk/flour/vanilla mixture and beat the living daylights out of it. If it looks separated, you haven’t beaten it enough! Beat it until it all combines and resembles whipped cream.
Scoop a small amount onto cookies, pressing a second cookie on top.
Enjoy and Keep on Making Stuff!