Yesterday I was absentmindedly typing the object of my desire into the recipe search engine only to realize I had typed "whoopee cushions". Therefore this is how they are presently so named in my household.
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa
1/4 c. hot water
1/4 c. butter (half stick)
3/4 c. sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/3 c. flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 c. milk (only used about 1 tablespoon of it)
In a tiny bowl combine cocoa and water. Stir to smooth and Let set.
IN the mixer, (or use a hand mixer) cream the butter and sugar. Add Vanilla.
Add cocoa mixture and egg. Just keep the mixer going.
Combine the dry ingredients and add alternately with the milk. I did not need more than a tablespoon of milk.
Keeping the size consistent drop onto greased baking sheets. I used a stone. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes. Touch them and if they respond like a sponge, they are done.
Let cool on wire racks. Clean the mixer for frosting.
1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons of flour
1/2 cup milk
8 tablespoons butter
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or your choice - perhaps almond or mint would be tasty!)
IN a small sauce pan whisk flour and milk until smooth keep whisking until it reaches a thick consistency on medium high heat. Place in a small bowl in the freezer to cool momentarily.
Back in the mixer cream butter, sugar and vanilla, add the chilling milk and whip for about 10 minutes or until super soft and fluffy.
Spread filling on 1/2 of the cookies and top with the others.
Keep in refrigerator.
I was inspired to make these by Shanna's blog entry about the sweet shoppe near her school. I remember making these with my mother as a child. Having a mixer (Kitchenaid) is a real blessing!
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