Sweet tooth satisfied: Whoopie Pies

I inherited my father’s sweet tooth.  His is so bad that he scurries downstairs during the middle of the night to raid the cupboards for a sugary midnight snack.  I indulge him every year on his birthday by baking him a sweet treat.  Last year I went with the red velvet layer cake.  This year I decided to go for something nostalgic: the whoopie pie.  Hailing from New England and with roots dating back to at least 1925, the whoopie pie might just be the perfect all-American confectionery.  Fluffy gooey marshmallow cream is sandwiched between two soft rich chocolate cookies.  Whoopie Pies taste kind of like Suzy Q’s (remember these?).

One bite of the whoopie pie and you are instantly transported back to an age when enjoying sweets meant eating with wild abandon and smothering them all over your face, fingers, and clothes, prompting your mother to clean your face using her own saliva.  Those were the days. 

Whoopie pie recipe here

Next time I might combine two favorites and make red velvet whoopie pies.  Now we’re talking. 

PS- don’t even think about serving these unless you have a glass of ice cold milk standing by. 



  1. Tans Rowles says:

    BEAUTIFUL!,,I bet he is a happy man, to have a daughter like you!

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