S’mores Whoopie Pies

S'mores Whoopie Pies

Until a few months ago I had never heard of a whoopie pie. And I don’t even remember how the subject of whoopie pies came up, but I’m glad it did. They’re adorable and with each bite I was taken back to years ago noshing on s’mores at a bonfire.

Ok…I have a microwavable s’mores kit and I use it weekly. Anyways, the details aren’t important, it’s the whoopie that matters.

A whoopie pie is like a sandwich cookie; it’s made with 2 cake-like cookies and a creamy filling. Traditional whoopie pies are made with vegetable shortening, not butter. I think the reason for the vegetable shortening is to give the cakes a lightness and to help form their rounded shape.

The recipe for whoopie pies originated with the Amish, and in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania where they were originally made with leftover batter.

The s’mores whoopie is the first we tried and they were so decadent.  The s’mores flavor was exactly what we were hoping for. Since then we’ve tried a few others; we’ll make sure to post those too.

Note: Bob’s Red Mill brand graham flour can be found at most local grocery stores, I know we had no trouble finding it. I went to Whole Foods thinking that they would be most likely to carry graham flour. I was wrong. I ended up finding it at my small local grocery store. Check the organics section near the other Bob’s Red Mill products: almond flour, ground flaxseed, potato flour, etc.

S'mores Whoopie Pies

S'mores Whoopie Pies