If you’ve never had a homemade whoopie pie, then you are missing out. I’ve had plenty of them in my lifetime, living in the middle of Amish country and having a grandmother who came from central PA, and they are delicious. For the uninitiated, whoopie pies are made of up two cake-like cookies with a creamy filling. The traditional whoopie pie consists of marshmallow filling sandwiched between two chocolate ends, but really as long as you keep to the core principals of cake-like cookies and creamy filling, the possibilities are endless.
At least that’s the premise of the authors of Whoopies Pies: Dozens of Mix ’em, Match ’em, Eat ’em Up Recipes!, . They both grew up eating whoopies and both ended up in San Francisco, which was apparently whoopie pie-less when they hit the town. The pair decided to team up and share recipes fit for whoopie virgins as well as for old die-hards like themselves. They’ve included traditional recipes (like the classic whoopie), alongside some pretty non-traditional recipes (jalapeno cornbread whoopie). Personally, I’m dying to make the Red Velvet Whoopie with Honey Buttercream filling.
How to win?
Ready for your own copy? Well, leave a comment below about your own personal history with whoopie pies (or lack thereof) and be entered to win a copy of the book. I will pick one random commenter to win a copy. This giveaway will end Monday, May 24th at 11:59 pm EST. Open to international entrants. Only one entry per person.