Whoopie Pies Recipe

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 this "type of cookie" was in 1942 when Daddy gave my twin sister and me a whole oatmeal cookie each, along with a whole Pepsi Cola for our 5th birthday.

We had previously gotten only one cookie and Pepsi to divide between us. Oatmeal was our favorite cookie.as Pepsi was our favorite cola. (By the way, I never heard what we  just referred to as Pepsi, RC, Coca Cola, and Doctor Pepper referred to being a soda.)

Daddy owned a country store and these snacks, along with nabs (packages peanut butter and crackers) along with small cans of sausages and potted meat, was daily lunch for workers stopping by.

The people I knew back in those early  days, as I recall, asked for "Moon Pies", regardless of which type of cookie they were.

My first time I heard the word "Whoopie Pies" was from reading about them in a Woman's Circle magazine, "Recipes" classified ads section, in the 1970s.

I ordered the recipe for twenty five cents. ere is the original recipe I received.

Woopie Pies Recipe

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Marshmallow Cream

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.

Milk and chocolate are good for you!

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