Homemade Whoopie Pies: Whoopee!

Julie Ryan Evans
Food & Party
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whoopie piesBesides being fun just to say, whoopie pies are an amazing treat. No one is quite sure whether they're a cake, a cookie, or a pie, but it really doesn't matter as long you get to eat them.

The fluffy creamy filling is sandwiched between two chocolate cakey layers providing incredible bites of unbelievable goodness. Food historians say they were first named in Pennsylvania when Amish wives would send them in their husband's lunches. When the farming men opened them up, they would yell, "whoopie!"

You can make your own friends and family (and maybe even yourself) shout  too by whipping up a batch. They're impressive to serve, but easy to make.

Here's a classic recipe adapted from Delish:

Classic Whoopie Pies

Cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg

Filling:

  • 6 tablespoons butter, slightly softened (traditionalists will say you should only use shortening)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 jar (7- to 7 1/2-ounce) marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients for dough together and drop by heaping tablespoons onto greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 12-14 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.

Cool completely.

For creme:

In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat butter until smooth.

Reduce speed to low and gradually beat in powdered sugar. 

Beat in marshmallow creme and vanilla until mixture is smooth.

Spoon between two cookies.

 

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