It was sometime around the year 1972, that I entered grade eight and met Anita, who soon became my best friend and continued to be my best friend until I graduated grade 12. I spent many days and nights at her house. Anita's mom was a very good cook and her baked goods compared to none else. One of the things that she made and hid (from us) in the freezer was Whoopie Pies. They are so GOOD frozen.
Anita's mom gave me the recipe and I have made them many times throughout the intervening years.
But until recently, nobody that I knew, had ever heard of them. Then one day everybody was talking about "Whoopie Pies". Some say they are from Pennsylvania originally, others say Maine and still others say Boston, no matter where they originated, they are super-dilli-icious!
I wanted to make some for Christmas, but I could not find my own recipe.
I found one here on Martha Stewart's website, but it's not quite the same as the one that I used to make. The batter was too thick and ended up rising too high, even when I used a lot less batter on the cookie sheet it still ended up too high. They were a little tough, although I was careful not to mix the batter too long. I would not use that recipe again, probably.
I made a cream cheese icing, using 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup cream cheese, added 3 1/2 cups icing sugar and 1 teaspoon real Vanilla extract.
Then to make the peanut butter icing I divided what I had just made into two parts and added several tablespoons of peanut butter to one half. It was a little dry, I should have added a tablespoon or so of milk.
Have you ever made Whoopie Pies? Do you have a tried and true recipe? If so would you be so kind as to pass it on?
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Have a fabulous pre-Christmas weekend, dear friend,