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Makin’ whoopie

Filed under : Food
On November 27, 2011
At 6:00 pm
Comments : 4

I really wanted to make this post “I can’t believe the break is over” in its entirety but that seemed more like a tweet or a Facebook status. Those things have really stolen the thunder from short blog posts, I tell you what. Anyway, I like my job very much but I like doing nothing better. This is why I could never be president.

I did just want to share this fun recipe I made for Thanksgiving because it is really, really excellent, and next year, when people Google for “Thanksgiving cookie,” this is what I want them to find. Because I have been searching for a proper cookie for Thanksgiving for years and there just isn’t one. Someone at our meal always makes a pie, so pie is out. Then someone makes something chocolate, like a cake or a mousse our a torte, so nothing like that either. That leaves me the cookie or bar and I have never found anything right…. until this year.

It’s the Pumpkin Whoopie Pie! And it turned out awesome. I actually combined two recipes because I liked the cookie part from one and the filling had to be non-dairy so I took it from another. This is where I’d put a great picture but I didn’t take a great picture, just a bad picture. But go to these pages and find delicious looking pictures. They were a big hit and people have already asked me to make them again. According to Niece2, they smell like “pancakes and waffles and everything good.”

Here’s the cookie part, and I’d really like to make it with its original filling, maple cream cheese, at a later date.
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple-Cream Cheese Filling

And here’s the filling I did use: maple marshmallow.
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple-Marshmallow Cream Filling

When I make the other version, I’ll let you know! Yes, we’d all like a taste test but I have to work. And fit into my pants.

Happy baking!


4 Comments for this post

  1. Elena says:

    Oooooooooh, maple marshmallow cream filling sounds so good! I can take or leave pumpkin stuff, but I love anything maple. I’d never had a whoopie pie til I tried one at the Baltimore Aquarium cafe last summer. Chocolate with a whipped cream filling that all squeezed out the back when you bit down, but it was really good quality cookie. No wonder yours was a big hit at the dinner.

  2. Becca says:

    It was sooooo maple. Maple extract is really strong.

    I can’t believe you had never had whoopie pie! Isn’t it a Southern thing?

  3. Elena says:

    I believe it is a New England thing. We have MoonPies, a totally different thing other than having marshmalllow stuff in the middle.
    We once tried to make snow cream with maple extract–it was much too strong and was awful.

  4. KP says:

    I buy those locally, but not with the maple flavor filling, one of my favorite fall desserts hands down. They come in a six pack of small ones to share or you can buy one big one for yourself. Guess which one I buy??

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