Great Grandma's Gobs

My adorable Great-Grandma Reiner passed away at the end of November last year at the age of 98.  She was such a sweet, wonderful woman and she loved to bake!  I'm so happy that we have this amazing recipe to remember her by!

These could also go by the name Whoopie Pies.  But, to my family, they are Gobs.  And these are so incredibly delicious!  They do take some time to make because you have to put them together, but, trust me, they are worth it!

This recipe makes about 30 total Gobs.  Enjoy!

1 c shortening
2 c sugar
2 eggs, large
2 egg yolks (save the whites)
1 c buttermilk
1 c hot water
1 t baking powder
2 t baking soda
3/4 t salt
2 t vanilla
1 c baking cocoa
4 c flour

2 egg whites
4 T flour
4 c sugar
1 1/2 c shortening
2 T milk
2 T vanilla

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In your stand mixer or using a hand mixer, cream together shortening, sugar, salt and eggs. Beat until light and fluffy.

In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and cocoa. Add these dry ingredients into the mixing bowl, alternating mixing in the buttermilk.

Mix baking soda into the hot water. Add water to the batter slowly, mixing well.  Drop the batter by spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet, trying to make them all as uniform in size and shape as possible.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Cookies should be soft.  Be sure not to  over bake. Allow them to rest for a few minutes before removing them to a cooking rack or wax paper. Allow to cool completely before applying the filling.

While the cookies cool, place all ingredient into the bowl of your stand mixer, and beat at low speed until moistened. Set to a high speed and beat until light and fluffy. The more you mix, the fluffier your filling will be.  I mixed for about 8-10 minutes. 

Once cookies are completely cool, spread filling on one cookie, then top with a second.  Continue until you have used all of your cookies.  Wrap them individually in plastic wrap or wax paper.  These freeze extremely well.  Just remove from freezer for about 10 minutes and they are ready to eat!


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