whoopie pie

My favorite treat, as I mentioned earlier today in a meme, is the whoopie pie.

A whoopie pie is like a sandwich, but made with two soft cake-type cookies with a fluffy white filling. The original and most commonly made whoopie pie is chocolate, which is my favorite, but I've also been known to choke down a pumpkin whoopie pie (with cream cheese frosting as filling) or a red velvet whoopie pie.

It's tough to get the filling just right. It needs to be spreadable like frosting but needs more density than traditional frosting. I am a true filling fan, too. The best is rich and creamy without the grit of cooked sugar.

I consider myself a true connoisseur.

I have one every Tuesday evening while I watch American Idol. Typically, I will eat a whoopie pie as I eat an oreo--I peel one cookie away and nibble on that. Because a whoopie pie is substantially bigger than an oreo, I usually use a fork and eat bite by bite, the filling and bottom cookie.

Have mercy.


BeccA's Buzz said...

Is this whoopie pie something you buy or make? If you make it, post the recipe...if you buy them, where can I get one!?!? LOL

Forgetfulone said...

We had something called a moon pie - very similar.