One of the theories behind how the Whoopie Pie got its name states that when the Amish school children would find that their loving mother snuck the sweet dessert into their lunch pail, the children would yell, “Whoopie!” in celebration. Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Whoopie!! So naturally, it is an absolute must to combine the two and make Chocolate Chip Cookie Whoopie Pies in for my kiddos.
My Little Dude and I decided to use the Good ‘Ole Nestle Toll House Recipe that is listed on the back of the chocolate chip bag. Original, right?
As our cookies cooled, we moved onto making the sweet icing.
Note: The recipe that I have from my grandmother, calls for raw eggs whites. If you are not comfortable using raw eggs, feel free to omit them.
- 3 egg whites
- 3 teaspoons of vanilla
- 6 tablespoons of flour
- 3 tablespoons of milk
- 2 1/4 cups of shortening
- 5 cups of confectioner’s sugar
Beat the egg whites until stiff. Add vanilla, flour and milk and beat well.Add the shortening and sugar and whip on high speed for 4-5 minutes. Spread onto the Chocolate Chip cookies and enjoy! Wrap the cookies in plastic wrap to keep them fresh.
Enjoy this recipe that allows us to enjoy the best of both worlds on this National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!