Homemade Whoopie Pie Recipe
Hi, this is Michaela and I am cooking again! I wanted to share my Homemade Whoopie Pie Recipe with you and Dian thought it was a great idea, so here you go!
I decided to make cookies from a cake mix, but in the middle of doing it, I changed my mind and made homemade whoopie pies!
Surprisingly, a lot of people are not familiar with Whoopie Pies. If you’re curious about what they are and how they got their name, let’s start with a little background yummy treat!
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What Is A Whoopie Pie?
Perhaps the best and easiest way to describe a whoopie pie to someone who has never had one is that it’s like a chocolate cake sandwich shaped like a cookie.
In the middle there’s a creamy filling, usually made from marshmallows. But many people substitute buttercream instead of the marshmallow filling used in the traditional style.
Apart from different filling options, the whoopie pie flavor can also be changed. If you’re not a fan of chocolate, you can use vanilla or pumpkin.
For the cookie or cake part it’s made of a soft cake mix batter.
In a nutshell, these cookies should taste like a frosted chocolate cake.
Where Did The Whoopie Pie Come From?
This delicious snack hails from Pennsylvania Amish tradition but is also considered a New England classic. They’re also a favored treat in Maine.
Because of its popularity, however, people from around the world now enjoy these pies.
Commercially, the whoopie pie has been sold since 1925. Even today, you can find it still being sold in many stores.
Why Is It Called A Whoopie Pie?
There are a variety of theories about how the Whoopie Pie got its name. One such theory is that it came from the Whoopee! Musical play held in Boston in the late 1920s. During one of its songs, “Makin’ Whoopee”, the cast members threw out chocolate pies to the audience.
Another theory is that the Amish men would shout “Whoopie!” everytime their wives made this pie.
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Is It Cake Batter Or Cookie Dough?
One debate that people have about the whoopie pie is whether it’s made from cake batter or cookie dough. Traditionally it’s made from cake batter. But you can see how a cake made to look like a cookie that you call a pie can be confusing.
Whoopie Pie Filling Variations
The most common filling people use when they make a whoopie pie is Marshmallow Fluff. Apart from this, there are plenty of other options you can choose from, depending on your preference and what’s available in your pantry.
Other than Marshmallow Fluff, you can use the following:
- Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
- Swiss Meringue Buttercream
- Cream Cheese Frosting
How Long Can You Store Whoopie Pies?
The good news about whoopie pies is that you can refrigerate them in a covered container for up to 10 days and they should keep in the freezer for up to 2 months. Just be sure to allow warm up to room temperature before you serve them.
- A regular box cake mix
- One tub of icing
- And the ingredients that the box cake calls for
- Prepare the cake mix as called for on the box
- Spoon tablespoons full of batter on greased cookie sheet
- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes depending on your oven. Check with a toothpick and if there is batter on it, put them back in.
- Put cookies on wax paper to cool.
- Once cooled, take 1 cookie and spread a little of your icing on the flat side.
- Take another cookie and place the flat side on top of the icing making a sandwich. Ice the top of the sandwich with icing too. Optional: Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Repeat until you run out of cookies. Display them on a tray.
- Stick a toothpick in each one then put plastic wrap over them until ready to serve.
- Enjoy the yumminess with your family and friends! These whoopie pies would be great for parties!
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Nutrition InformationYield 5 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 461Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 10mgSodium 806mgCarbohydrates 96gFiber 1gSugar 53gProtein 4g
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.
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