Sunday, April 3, 2011

Whoopee For Whoopie Pies!

Whoopie Pies

The Whoopie Pie is one of the new additions to The BlackHorse Cookie Company cookie menu this year.  This is my Grandma's recipe.  There are many variations of the whoopie pie recipe, but my Grandma's recipe is the best!  A little prejudice perhaps, I have tried many, but I still love Grandmas.  Ok are you ready now.......taste it.... a rich chocolate moist cake like cookie filled with a delicate creme filling made with Marshmallow Fluff (not marshmallow creme, fluff is light and airy, the creme is thicker). YUM!!!  Do you want one yet?  Anyway alot of Whoopie Pie recipes use confectioners sugar which I find too sweet and takes away from the overall favor of the Whoopie Pie.  When you eat that pie you want to taste all of it and not to be overwhelmed by one favor.  Now I'm sorry if I offended any Whoopie Pie bakers out there, but it is just my opinion and everyone has their favorite Whoopie Pie.

Now Mainers love their Whoopie Pies.  Every June there is a Whoopie Festival which attracts alot of people.  Mainers even wants to make this their State Cookie.  Which I think is a good thing.  Now folks in Pennsylvania will tell you the Whoopie Pie originated there, but Mainers will tell you it originated here in Maine.  Frankly it is a darn good cookie and doesn't matter where it came from.  Although my Grandma is from Maine.


  1. I never heard of Whoopie Pies until a couple of months ago when I saw a sign that said something like "Don't let Maine steal our Whoopie Pies." The sign had a picture of Whoopie Pies and I remembered that I've seen them at the local Farmer's Market. Thanks for the reminder, I want to try one before I move back to California. :)

    P.S. My back is feeling much better!

  2. Good to hear your back is doing better. Let me know what you think when you do try 1.