Whoopie Pies Recipe makes an old fashioned soft chocolate cookie with luscious marshmallow cream filling. It is made 3 1/2-4 inches in diameter and looks and taste more like a cake than a cookie.
Fill them with your favorite ice cream and freeze them for a quick snack for unexpected company.
These cookies were first made in America by the Amish people in the 1920s. According to legend, they got there name from children who found them packed in their lunch pails shouting,"whoopie!"
My first memory of eating these pies is in 1942 when my twin sister and I got one along with a Pepsi Cola for our 5th birthday.
Daddy owned a country store and they, along with nabs and small cans of sausages and potted meat, were often traveler's lunch.
Everyone I knew back in those old days and beyond, called them "Moon Pies", which they were not.
I learned their true name in the 1970s. There was an ad in Women's Circle Magazine for this recipe for twenty-five cents. I ordered it and here it is.
Cream butter and sugar together. Stir in egg, chocolate, and vanilla and mix well. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Gently mix in flour and milk, alternating, starting and ending with flour.
Drop from a large tablespoon about 2 inches apart, on a lightly greased cookie baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 350F., approximately 5-8 minutes until tops are done. Remove from pan immediately and place on a rack to cool.
When completely cooled, fill with yummy Marshmallow Cream (available at the grocery store).
These make delicious ice cream sandwiches. Fill with your favorite ice cream and freeze for quick snacks.
They are equally delicious filled with pudding. This is one time I recommend an instant pudding mix. There are so many flavors to choose from.
Serve with a cold glass of milk. Hey, milk and chocolate are good for you!