Monday, July 12, 2010

Whoopie Pies!

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I just tried out a book that’s all about Whoopie Pies. One of the writers of the book (Amy) is also the editor of my book, Cake Pops. Amy sent me a copy to check out and I couldn’t be more excited for her.

I made and fell in love with these sugar-filled sandwiches. They are delish! They’re like little cakes shaped like cookies… (but pie-like… not so much.)

It’s funny… when I gave these treats away, everyone loved them, but no one knew what to call them. Everyone asked “What are they?” It made me wonder how common they are in other places. Have you made whoopie pies? Heard of them? Seen one out in the wild?

No worries if you haven’t. Now you can make your very own. The book is organized for easy reading.

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There’s a section devoted to cakes…

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And a section devoted to fillings. Great for mixing and matching and making whoopies.

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Lots and lots of whoopie.

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Yum!

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I decided to make the classic chocolate whoopie (big surprise) and paired it with peanut butter filling. The recipe called for dark brown sugar. I used this dark muscovado sugar instead because that’s all I had on hand. It made them extra tasty.

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After you mix up the batter, drop it by spoonfuls on a parchment covered baking sheet.

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After they bake and cool for a few minutes carefully remove them from the parchment paper.

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Place them flat side up on a cookie rack. Then you can spoon the filling on…

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Or pipe it on.

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I like piping it on. It’s much more fun.

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And prettier to look at.

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Sandwich the filling between two of the cakes.

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And press gently. That’s it.

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Whoo-hooo for whoopies. Now go make some.

Classic Chocolate Whoopie
from Whoopie Pies

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, sift together, flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  • In another bowl, beat butter, shortening and sugar with a mixer on low until just combined. Increase speed to medium and beat for about 3 minutes.
  • Add egg and vanilla and beat for two more minutes.
  • Add half of the flour mixture and half of the milk and beat on low until incorporated. Repeat with remaining flour and milk and beat until combined.
  • Using a tablespoon, drop batter on baking sheet two inches apart. Bake for about 10 minutes each or until pies spring back when pressed gently.
  • Remove from oven and cool for about five minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.

1 Tbsp of batter should make about 48 two-inch cakes or 24 pies.
2 Tbsp of batter should make about 30 four-inch cakes or 15 pies.

Salty Peanut Butter Filling
from Whoopie Pies

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (or crunchy)
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Beat peanut butter and butter on low until creamy using a mixer.
  • Add sugar and salt and beat on low to incorporate. Increase speed to medium and beat for about four minutes until the filling is light and fluffy.
  • Spread filling on flat side on one cooled cake. Top it with a second cake and press gently.

Store whoopie pies in an airtight container.

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You can also roll the edges in sprinkles, chopped chocolate, nuts, etc. or in this case, peanut butter morsels.

Ummm… can I say these are just about the most fun things to eat. They’re so good you kinda feel like you’re being bad when you sink your teeth into them.

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Want to make some whoopies?

Amy sent me a second copy to do with what I want. And I want to give it to one of you. Want it?

  • Leave a comment on this post and tell me if you’ve ever made whoopies… Heard of them?… Know the best place to get them? Or just want to learn more about them.
  • Deadline to enter is Monday, July 12 at 5:00 p.m. ET Sorry, Time’s Up. Winner announced below.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Monday evening on this post.

Good luck!

Whoopie!!! We have a winner and boy are they in for a treat.

Congratulations Neddy (# 1413). Now you can try lots and lots of whoopie pies.

whoopie-winner

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Kate said...

They are a Maine thing, and I’m having them at my rehearsal dinner…but I’d love to make them too!

July 12, 2010 07:45 PM
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Jes said...

My grandmother use to make amazing cookies that we’d turn into whoopie pies! I still can’t replicate those cookies; but my version isn’t bad. ^_^

July 12, 2010 07:47 PM
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Krista said...

I’ve had them before. My mom’s neighbor makes them a lot. She brought over carrot cake like ones last year. they were great.

July 12, 2010 07:47 PM
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Elaine DiSanto said...

Homemade chocolate cake with green mint filling – best whoopie pies ANYWHERE!!
I’d love the chance to add some new recipes to my repertoire!

July 12, 2010 07:48 PM
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Susan said...

We have many places that sell them around here. I love pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese filling! Yum!

July 12, 2010 07:52 PM
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Nina D. said...

LOOOOVEE THEM! Soo delicious! I need to attempt to make them though, I bet they’ll be even more delicous!

July 12, 2010 07:55 PM
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Dj said...

My daughter would love this! She has taken interest in baking and loves trying new stuff.

July 12, 2010 07:56 PM
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Melissa K. said...

I’ve heard of them, but never made them!

July 12, 2010 07:58 PM
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Lorie said...

Yup I have heard of them and have eaten them! All I can say is YUMMY!!!

July 12, 2010 07:58 PM
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Kelly Lai said...

Heard of them but have never had one!!

July 12, 2010 07:58 PM
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Monica R. said...

I’ve never heard of them, but they look so yummy!!!
I’d like to bake some!!!

July 12, 2010 08:03 PM
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Red head baker said...

I have never made or heard of whoopie pies but they sound delicious!! I WANT TO MAKE THEM!! :)

July 12, 2010 08:04 PM
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Kathy said...

I love to make whoopie pies.

July 12, 2010 08:05 PM
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triplets07 said...

Heard of them, never tried them, would LOVE to learn more about them:)

July 12, 2010 08:06 PM
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Chraycee said...

never heard of whoopie pies – but I betcha I’m gonna like ‘em!

July 12, 2010 08:07 PM
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Susan said...

My mom (and grandma) use to make wooppie cookies. However, my grandma passed away and my mom claims that she doesn’t know what happened to the recipe. Would love to learn how to make them so that I can share with my daughters.

July 12, 2010 08:08 PM
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Jessica said...

I’ve heard of them, but never had them. I assumed they were like moon pies, (which are icky IMO). But these look fantastic!

I can’t want to try!

July 12, 2010 08:11 PM
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Jaime said...

Of course I’ve heard of and made whoopie pies – I’m from Maine! They’re VERY well known here – they’re a New England tradition (specifically Maine).

“Whoopie pies are considered a New England phenomenon and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition. They’re one of Maine’s best known and most loved comfort foods. Mainers will even claim that they were weaned on whoopie pies. In Maine, these treats are more like a cake than a pie or a cookie, as they are very generously sized (about hamburger size). they’re so hug that you’ll want to share one with a friend. A big glass of milk is almost mandatory when eating a whoopie pie.”

From what’s cooking America!

July 12, 2010 08:11 PM
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Emily said...

I DO know what they are and they look GREAT!!! Please pick me Random Integer Generator!!!!

July 12, 2010 08:11 PM
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Valerie said...

I’ve never made them and I must say, I hadn’t heard of them until I started watching Paula Deen. Would love to try!

July 12, 2010 08:14 PM
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KJ said...

Love banana ones!

July 12, 2010 08:15 PM
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Carissa said...

These are adorable. I am going to try to convert it to a vegan version and make mint filling rather than peanut butter… mmm…

July 12, 2010 08:15 PM
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Kelaine said...

A friend of ours from PA used to always make them! I would love a recipe book so I can do my own.
What a great giveaway!?

July 12, 2010 08:17 PM
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Kimberly Ganir said...

I want to try those, they look delicious!

July 12, 2010 08:31 PM
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Carina said...

YUM! My mom has been making woopie pies since I was a kid, she uses marshmallow cream (Fluff) in her filling. I’m from Pennsylvania, and we like to buy them from the Amish bakers at the local farmers markets when we are visiting PA in the summer.

July 12, 2010 08:33 PM
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Julian said...

i’ve heard of them and *defiantly* want to make them after seeing these tantalising photo’s!

July 12, 2010 08:34 PM
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Lisa Mosher said...

yes I have made them and EATEN them I have made pumpkin whoopie pies that are sooo good (a taste of home recipe) I would love to win this thanks for a chance!

July 12, 2010 08:36 PM
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dani #1 Fann-iii! said...

I’ve heard of them. I have bought some from Trader Joes grocery store. were a little dry but very good. I hope when i make these from the book that I do it succesfully so they are twice as good. I was in Whole Foods the other day and they sell them there too. I haven’t had those ones but they looked good. I can’t wait to make these….too bad i was too late to enter the contest for the book. looks like i will be making a trip to the bookstore!

July 12, 2010 09:09 PM
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Heather said...

These look yummy! Would you mind telling me what size tip you used to pipe the filling? Thanks! :)

July 12, 2010 09:24 PM
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Lisa Benedict said...

I haven’t had a Whoopie pie before, but the look delish. I will certainly try this recipe.

July 12, 2010 09:29 PM
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Tori said...

I’ve eaten them but never attempted to make ‘em.

July 12, 2010 09:31 PM
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Melissa said...

Was so excited after reading this recipe that I went out and got ingredients and made them tonight! WOW – I can’t believe the “cookie” part is so cake like and the peanut butter filling is fantastic! I’ll definitely be putting this book on my wish list!

July 12, 2010 09:53 PM
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Laurie said...

Very common here in Massachusetts. Chocolate with vanilla marshmallow filling was one of my grandmother’s standards. Really well made ones are moist and sticky, you get chocolate cake all over you and it’s fantastic.

July 12, 2010 10:06 PM
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Vanessa said...

These are called Gobs and originated in Somerset/ Johnstown PA area /

July 12, 2010 10:16 PM
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jojo said...

I missed the deadline .. rats . today is my birthday and I LOVE whoopie pies .. put a candle in one and sing me Happy Birthday any time!! Congrats to the winner and enjoy your Whoopied fun!

July 12, 2010 10:18 PM
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GatesofGrace said...

My mother taught me to make them how her mother taught her to make them, and I am 38 yrs old, soooo…Whoopies have been around a while. My grand mothers cakes were these decadent moist rounds made from Cocoa Powder and the filling…Ugh, the filling…was this concoction made with crisco, vanilla and powder sugar. To. Die. For. I think I am going to make a batch of these originals tonight!!!

July 12, 2010 10:21 PM
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Julie said...

I know I missed the contest, but whoopie pies are awesome. Here in Central PA they are Whoopie Pies, out in Western PA they are called “Gobs”, BUT there is actually a Whoopie Pie Festival this Sept (http://www.whoopiepiefestival.com) out in Lancaster County. Sounds like lots of fun :)

July 12, 2010 10:23 PM
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Pam said...

I grew up on Whoopie Pies and they’re still a favorite across all generations in my family. So glad to know about the book – my niece will LOVE that for Christmas. To her, Whoopie PIes are THE BOMB. :-)

July 12, 2010 11:42 PM
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Alex D. said...

Congrats Neddy! :)

July 13, 2010 12:01 AM
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Carrie said...

Definitely a Maine dessert. I make the version my grandmother made (she was born 106 years ago). The filling involves a milk and flour mixture and is the very old fashioned and time consuming way to make them. I wonder if the book has the recipe. My kids ask me to make them once a year and I only make our family version with the chocolate cookies. They do not taste anything like Moonpies or Oreos – this filling has the most creamy texture. Delicious but very decedent. The ones sold in stores and restaurants in Maine tend to have frosting or marshmallow fluff filling and it just isn’t the same.

July 13, 2010 12:08 AM
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Linda said...

I love whoopie pies. I am part of a clergy couple so need to have open house every couple of years. THis past year I made a huge variety of whoopie pies minitureized. THey were really cute and taseted wonderful A lot of people had never heard of whoopie pies before so we didn’t have many left over after the two hours.

July 13, 2010 12:17 AM
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rose said...

Can’t find any vegetable shortening here in Perth, Australia, is there any substitute to it?
help, please? thanks!

July 13, 2010 03:04 AM
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Carolyn Wade said...

When you post at midnight, and close the comments at 5 pm Eastern time, those of us who work, especially on the West coast, can’t even read your wonderful blog before the chance to comment in time to have a chance to participate in the drawing has passed.

Could you maybe close the comments Tuesday morning? That way, when people get home from work late (say, 10:30), they could eat their dinners (say, homemade pizza their wonderful husbands made for them at 8), and then sit down to read their Monday emails (say, at midnight), and whole drawings wouldn’t have opened and closed during their work days. . . . Just a thought.

Thanks.

July 13, 2010 03:24 AM
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Marie said...

I live in Freeport, Maine, and we have a whoopie pie store here. That’s right, an entire store dedicated to selling whoopie pies. It’s Wicked Whoopies – http://wickedwhoopies.com/index.php – the owner & founder, Amy Bouchard, started out making whoopie pies in her kitchen and delivering them to people. Now she sells millions per year. I met her at a food festival a while back, where she was handing out mini whoopie pie samples. She was amazingly energetic (and thin, which I wouldn’t be if I made whoopie pies all day long). I made them once and my cake batter must’ve been too thin, as they spread out too much on the baking sheet. Will definitely have to check this book out!

July 13, 2010 09:00 AM
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Meg said...

I made them last night…..Oh WOW!!! I’m thinkin’ I’m going to skip the next healthy cookbook I was planning on picking up and going for this!!

July 13, 2010 09:06 AM
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Dina said...

I love whoopie pies. It has been awhile since I last made them. They tended to disappear from my kitchen at warp speed!

July 13, 2010 09:16 AM
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Katrina said...

I’ve never even TRIED a whoopie pie. They’re not sold in Canada for some reason!! They look tempting…

July 13, 2010 10:11 AM
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Rosa Rojas said...

I’m from Mexico City and my girls and their friends are just waiting to taste them.Woopies…mmm¡¡¡

July 13, 2010 11:04 AM
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Anne said...

Oh my those look tasty. I now know what Im gonna make today. I just got a lot more hungry ;)

July 13, 2010 11:22 AM
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RollingstoneMom said...

I never heard them called whoopie pies…moon pies!

July 13, 2010 12:21 PM
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Alicia said...

My grandma used to make whoopie pies all the time. She would mail them to us in big boxes and we’d gobble them up. It’s one of my best memories of her. I definitely need to buy this book.

July 13, 2010 12:48 PM
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Tara Pastiche Chocolate said...

WOW….all I can say. These look ah-mazing!

July 13, 2010 01:15 PM
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Laura Friedman said...

I live in Maine and I think everyone in Maine knows what a whoopie pie is! Here’s one take on it’s history: http://www.ehow.com/about_5110533_history-whoopie-pie.html

July 13, 2010 01:21 PM
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Amy said...

Wow! I have been wanting to try these for a while and was just waiting for a recipe I could trust to be the best! Now that I have one, I can’t wait to start baking!

July 13, 2010 01:21 PM
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Cara said...

Made them, ate them and the verdict is………..YUMMY! Not to sweet and it’s a perfect balance between the peanut butter and chocolate. MMM MMM Good!

July 13, 2010 01:35 PM
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Jackie said...

I know the deadline is past, but I thought I would share with you what I know about whoppie pies.

I grew up in Lancaster, PA where, I am am told, the whoopie originated in the Amish communities. The story goes that when baking day was over, the Amish women often had left over cake batter and icing. The Amish are extremely frugal and never waste anything, thus these mini cakes were an ideal way to use up the leftovers. Whoopie pie’s soon became a favorite treat in their husbands and children’s lunchboxes. Tradition says that when they saw one in their lunch box they would shout “Whoopie!”

They are extremely common in Lancaster, PA. I would recommend the whoopie pies at The Bird-In-Hand Bake Shop on Gibbons Road. (It is amish run, but they do actually have a website). Also, Cherry Hill Orchards on Long Lane makes a mean whoopie pie.

There ya go. That’s what I got on whoopie pies. Hope you can visit some time!

PS- When the local Williams-Sonoma started carrying whoopie pie pans, as if it were some new idea, we all got a good chuckle out of it!

July 13, 2010 01:53 PM
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ISABELLA said...

I have made them with cake box mix however, @ Ralphs they sell them, here in the OC. My favorite is pumpkin with cream cheese filling. YUMMY> I will definitley try this recipe instead of the overly sweet cake box recipe.

July 13, 2010 01:55 PM
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Julie said...

Those look soooo yummy! Would love love love to have the book! :)

July 13, 2010 01:59 PM
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Diane S. said...

I have heard of them and a friend post a Pumpkin Whoopie Pie recipe on a board I go to, have been wanting to try this. Your look divine. I would love to win that book. It would be one of those you sit down and read all the way through and then try to decide which one to try.

July 13, 2010 02:03 PM
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Denise said...

Grew up in VA but spent our summers in northern Maine. They are sold everywhere up there – every restaurant, grocery, and gas station sells them! This post brought back so many memories…

July 13, 2010 02:28 PM
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Bess said...

I live in the whoopie pie capital of the world: Lancaster County, PA, where the Amish seem to make whoopie pies and sell them at every other roadside stand and market. :) I tried to make them once but failed to create the same taste and texture that most of the women who are native to this county have perfect.

July 13, 2010 02:32 PM
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Kristin said...

I’ve been wanting to make these with my kids. They would have so much fun with this book.

July 13, 2010 03:58 PM
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Angie said...

I just made them today. They turned out horrible. I dont know what happened. but they looked nothing like yours. Totally went flat. I was not happy.

July 13, 2010 05:05 PM
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Lindsey said...

These are SUPER yummy! I blogged about Amy’s chocolate chip whoopie pies with chocolate marshmallow creme frosting out of this same book! Have a peek at what I made!

http://overcookedblog.com/2010/07/03/i-wanna-do-bad-things-to-you…-chocolate-chip-whoopie-pies/

Great Post! Any tips to a new cooking blogger?

July 13, 2010 05:13 PM
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Laura Sligh said...

woah woah woah… I am shocked at how few people have heard of whoopie pies!! What is this?!! I’ve never made them homemade, but I always eat them homemade- it’s the only way to go! Those look great. I’m bummed I didn’t see this post in time to enter the contest.

July 13, 2010 05:23 PM
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Mandy P said...

Heard of them, make them about once a year and eat them all!

July 13, 2010 05:47 PM
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AGinTO said...

I just made them, and they’re SOOO yummy! IDK what I did wrong though, mine were REALLY fluffy and tall – not that it affected the taste though. :o)

July 13, 2010 05:56 PM
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Patty K said...

I know the contest is over, but I just wanted to share that I got a copy of this book a few months ago and I absolutely it! I even made some and posted it on my blog:

http://pictureperfectpassionphood.blogspot.com/2010/04/vanilla-with-chocolate-buttercream.html

July 13, 2010 06:51 PM
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Carl said...

They are a common desert among the Amish and Mennonites. I grew up eating many varieties of them.

July 13, 2010 08:29 PM
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Sarah said...

I make a super yummy (and vegan!) pumpkin whoopie pie with cream cheese frosting as the filling. Almost makes me long for fall!

July 13, 2010 08:55 PM
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Gretchen said...

I LOVE whoopie pies. I work at a bakery in Newburyport, MA that makes whoopie pies, and only whoopie pies. They are a twist on the traditional, as in this awesome cookbook. They are known as The Whoopie around town. Check them out! http://www.chococoabaking.com

July 13, 2010 09:08 PM
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Joy said...

That looks great. I love whoopie pies.

July 13, 2010 09:46 PM
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MarianaB said...

i think here we just call them ALFAJORES.

July 13, 2010 10:39 PM
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Erin in CA said...

Saw some at the bakery today for the first time ever. So funny to log onto the computer tonight and see them on your site. I’ll have to give them a try. =)

July 14, 2010 01:52 AM
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Kristine Low said...

we call these home-made oreos

July 14, 2010 06:48 AM
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Bethama said...

Not sure I’ve eaten a proper Whoopie, but… Devil Dogs are rather popular where I’m from. I had plenty of those. I imagine these would have moister cake and less greasy filling, though.

July 14, 2010 07:32 AM
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Laura said...

I also know these to be called Gobs in the Western Pennsylvania area. They are extremely common there and often used as fundraisers for schools/churches etc. They are often seen as the size of a saucer! HUGGEE! And the best fillings are the pudding based filling. Not sure if this is in the book or not…

July 14, 2010 08:15 AM
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stephanie Renea Clements said...

These look so fun! All of our friends get together on Mondays for dinner and I’m always the dessert, I think these are on the menu for next week!!!

July 14, 2010 09:27 AM
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Nechama said...

Hey Bakerella, I hope you get this comment because I really want these to come out right! I tried these yesterday, and while the cream was heavenly, the cake part was flat and crumbly- when I pressed the cakes together they cracked and fell apart. We could only eat them if I put them in the freezer- I followed the recipe exactly. What do you think I can do differently?

July 14, 2010 10:11 AM
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Alison said...

We’ve made them for years, but we call them Black Moons and they’re bigger, about the size of a hamburger.

July 14, 2010 12:48 PM
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Melissa said...

I made the chocolate/peanut butter whoopies you posted on Monday night and loved them so much I went out today to get the book! I can’t put it down, I’m trying to figure out which ones I want to make next : ) Thanks Bakerella!

July 14, 2010 03:55 PM
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sarah said...

I make them all the time. my family loves them.

July 14, 2010 05:19 PM
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Ann said...

I’m so surprised that so many people haven’t heard of them or tasted them. I grew up on them. My Mom made them often. I’ve made them many times myself, but Mom’s were better. My Mom mostly made them during the 1950s thru 1970s. We lived in New Hampshire, but my Mom grew up in Conn. Not sure if she had them as a child. In my opinion, chocolate cake with white (vanilla) filling is the only combination that can truly be called a whoopie pie.

July 14, 2010 06:01 PM
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Amy said...

In New Zealand we have ginger kisses which look the same but are ginger flavoured. You can also get chocolate kisses now

July 14, 2010 07:12 PM
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Kate said...

I lOVE them! My mom used to make them when we would go to the lake every summer. We found out if we dropped a peice that even the little chipmunks liked them!

July 14, 2010 07:28 PM
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Trentsy said...

I made these today. Yumm!

July 14, 2010 08:06 PM
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Melisa said...

About two months ago, I saw the book at Sur la Table and bought it on the spot! I had never heard of or tasted a whoopie pie prior to that, but I love them now! Yummy!

July 14, 2010 09:06 PM
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irene said...

Thanks for sharing this, Bakerella. I have previously made some whoopie pies with brown sugar and am happy to see there’s someone else who is into using muscovado because it IS a better alternative.

however i have a question:

muscovado = same quantity of brown sugar?

THANKS if anyone knows…

July 15, 2010 12:03 AM
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tammy said...

I am the prooud owner of the Wild Whoopie Bakery in Sioux Falls, SD. Check out my website and stop in and visit if you’re in town. You can also have them shipped to you if you’re afraid to make them yourself….

July 15, 2010 01:46 AM
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Alexandra said...

These look great will have to try them sometime.

July 15, 2010 01:56 AM
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Cindy said...

I purchased this book for my daughter because of this post. I know she and the grandbabies will have so much fun with it. THanks for bringing it to my attention. I found another cute little book called “S’Mores” while looking for this one. Not really a cookbook, but an idea book on how to be creative with s’mores. I might just have to get her that one, too. THey live 7 hours away, it’s fun to send her care packages. I also got her the whoopie pie pan, I thought it was a nice gift.

July 15, 2010 08:50 AM
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Jeneen said...

We were in Lancaster, PA this summer and my hubby fell in love with Whoopie Pies while we were there. I made these last night and he said, ” these are dangerously good, one of the best things you’ve ever baked” thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

July 15, 2010 11:55 AM
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Amy said...

I had them from my grandmother’s house when I was like three, I remember my fingers being covered in chocolate from the cookie part and my g trying to teach me to lick my fingers, GREAT memory you triggered. I should make these w/my little ones, but they know how to totally get their fingers clean!!

July 15, 2010 03:48 PM
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Sarah said...

I know the contest is closed and I have already left a comment. I wanted to give you a sincere THANK YOU! Whoopie Pies go back to my childhood and are a great tradition in our family. We only have known of pumpkin and chocolate versions. and now this book??? I am like a little kid anxiously awaiting my shipment from amazon! I am so so excited about his cook book! and this will be a great Christmas present for my siblings and mother! p.s. you are really great! really really great :) Thank you for sharing all your wonderfulness with the world.!

July 15, 2010 03:56 PM
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Amy said...

Whoopie Pies originate in Lancaster County (PA Dutch Country) and are a pretty common dessert there. Looks like the rest of the US is discovering their deliciousness.

July 15, 2010 04:58 PM
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Mary Moon said...

In our family (from MA) we have always called them Devil Dogs. They are a family favorite – as a matter of fact, I’ll be whipping up a batch tonight for a party my sons are going to tomorrow. Being from New England, our filling recipe includes marshmallow Fluff (which is NOT marshmallow creme). I use a cookie scoop to make them, and also for the filling – which results in the perfect amount of filling for each one, with just enough left over to give you a little snack!

July 15, 2010 06:21 PM
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Patti M. said...

Lancaster County PA must be the home of Whoopie Pies. I cannot imagine anyone from these parts not knowing what there are. Actually since I lived here my whole life I had no idea they were not the norm everywhere.

July 15, 2010 08:48 PM
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Mandy said...

My husband and I fed each other a whoopie pie on our wedding day instead of eating cake. I love them!

July 16, 2010 02:03 PM
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Kirkskorner said...

Hi! I am a new follower and think your creation looks delicious. I think I want to try those out this Saturday. How did you start out? I have a friend who loves baking. She’s only 19 and started about a year ago. You should check her blog out… mariesbakery.blogspot.com

July 16, 2010 02:51 PM
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Júlia Mano said...

Hi Bakerella,
i’m in love with your site
each recepie is better than the other, if you could please help me, I’m brazillian and I was reading one of your recepies http://www.bakerella.com/make-your-cupcakes-pop/
and I really wanted to do it for a birthday party but here we don’t usually use crem cheese, I was wondering if there is anything I can use to replace the cream cheese
thank you very much and congratulations for the site

July 16, 2010 07:09 PM
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