Anyone who has ever spent more than 5 minutes with me knows that I have a
mild severe cookie obsession. Naturally, whoopies pies are right up my alley because the serving size is not one, but TWO cookies. If you’ve never had a whoopie pie, imagine if a cake and a cookie had a child: they look like cookies, but their texture is super soft and tender, like a slice of cake. For the cookie, I did a classic vanilla cake base, and then for the iconic funfetti look, I rolled each dough ball in rainbow sprinkles!
I wanted the filling for these to be simple but delicious, so I chose a whipped blueberry cream cheese mixture that takes just 3 ingredients to make. The next time you have a celebration, might I suggest these whoopies pies instead of a boring old layer cake?
1. What’s a Whoopie Pie?
A whoopie pie can be considered a cookie, pie, sandwich, OR cake, always with some kind of sweet, frosting-like filling in between. The original version is made with chocolate pies and a vanilla or marshmallow cream filling. Pennsylvania, Maine, Massachusetts, Virginia and New Hampshire all claim to be the birthplace of the whoopie pie, but no matter who made them first, they’re all delicious!
2. Freeze Extras
This is actually a great tip for any cookie, but you can take any extra dough balls, freeze them uncovered on a sheet tray for 30 minutes – this is called “flash freezing” – and then place them in a freezer bag to bake off for later. Just add a minute or two of extra baking time!
3. Mix up the Filling!
Almost any frosting-like mixture would be delicious sandwiched in between the whoopie pies. A few of my favorite ideas are to mix up the jam flavor or to try marshmallow fluff!