Oatmeal Whoopie Pie

Today Tim and I went to Amish country here in southern Maryland to get some vegetables and eggs. While we were at Zimmerman’s Country Store ( a small Amish General Store in Loveville) ,I decided to pick up a few Oatmeal Whoopie pies for Tim and I. They are fantastic. So I decided to try and come up with my own version as the ones we had earlier today. Mine a very good. So I hope ya’ll will give them a try and let me know what ya’ll think. Maybe one day soon I will get the authentic Amish recipe and share that with ya’ll.

AMISH OATMEAL Whoopie Pie:

3 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter , softened
4 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups oats
Cream sugar and butter for 5 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix into creamed mixture. Stir in oatmeal.
Roll into balls and flatten on sheet.
Bake at 350 until done. I am guessing about 8 to 10 minutes (You will just have to watch the cookies closely as you want to then to get brown but cooked. I baked until no longer shiny, but not brown.)

Filling Mix:
3 egg whites,beaten
4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups shortening
5 Tablespoon flour
4 Tablespoon milk
2 teaspoon vanilla
Beat egg whites until stiff; set aside. Combine other ingredients and beat very hard – several minutes at high speed. Thoroughly mix in beaten egg whites.

How to assemble Whoopie Pies:
Take one cookie; spread generously with filling, then top with another cookie. Wrap each whoopie pie individually in plastic wrap. Will keep about 3 or 4 days on the counter or about a week wrapped and stored in an air tight container.

As Always use caution when eating raw egg products.