Friday, September 12, 2014

Gobs are Not Whoopie Pies...

Gobs are NOT a Whoopie pie... This recipe is a South Western PA dessert. They are NOT a Whoopie Pie. This post was sponsored by #Fortisproduction and is a review of their Art of Cooking  Baking mats.

For the outer layers

  1. 1/2 cup Cocoa
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 1/2 cup crisco ( I substituted butter for Crisco)
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 4 Cups Flour
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  9. 3/4 cup sour milk ( milk with teaspoon of vinegar added)
  10. 1/2 cup hot water 
  11. 1 package of fudge pudding mix  ( I am still looking for a quality organic brand of pudding) 
Excuse the mess, my six year old helps me bake.

Mix ingredients alternating wet and dry. It does not matter what order they go in to the mixer.

 It will look like a cake mix when it is fully blended. When it is mixed put in in the fridge for at least an hour.

Line your cookie sheet with the Art of Cooking Silicone Mat! It fits perfectly!

Use a small cookie scoop to drop the batter onto the baking mat.
Smooth them out with a clean wet finger.

Then bake at 375 for 10 minutes ( note that my cookbook recipes did NOT provide a cooking time)

This baking mat is not the best at being non-stick. Look at how much stuck to the mat.

Filling Ingredients.
  1. 1 cup milk
  2. 4 tablespoons of flour
  3. 3/4 cup Crisco ( I used butter instead) 
  4. 1 cup powered sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla

  1. Heat 1 cup milk on medium . 


2. Add 4 tablespoons flour until the mix thickens.

  3. Let mixture cool

    4. Whip 3/4 butter (or crisco) and 1 cup powdered sugar until fluffy.

5. Mix the milk/ flour mixture with the butter/ sugar mix

6. The filling will look like this when it is mixed

Now it is time to fill the gobs!

Next make them look like a sandwich

This is what they look like when they are filled.

Then I put them in the freezer for at least an hour before individually wrapping them.

After wrapping them individually store them wrapped in a ziploc bag in the freezer. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


  1. These look really good. I think it's funny you made the distinction between these and whoopie pies. Honestly I grew up on whoopie pies and I can't make them worth a darn! Maybe I can give this a whirl :)

  2. Us Johnstown natives take our baked goods serious!