Whoopie Pies for a Soggy Solstice

June 25, 2009

What better time to try a new cookie than at a solstice party (even if it was the zillionth rainy day in a row)? (Ok, I realize that this is yet again just a ridiculous justification for cookie baking.) We were going to Marcus and Lisa‘s for a solstice party, and I’d promised to bring cookies, so we whipped up a batch of peanut butter whoopie pies, which were a lot easier than I thought they were going to be. I was surprised that they actually puffed up into the proper little cakey cookies, and I was sure everything was going to fall to pieces when I spread on the peanut butter filling, but all held just fine. I got the recipe from a Martha Stewart Cookie magazine that came out a few Decembers ago; you can see the recipe here. Yum! Enjoy! Definitely more festive than regular old chocolate chip cookies (which had been my original plan).


9 responses to “Whoopie Pies for a Soggy Solstice”

  1. liz says:

    oh my. those look so good i just may make some today (i am bringing dessert to a friend’s dinner party – what a perfect excuse)!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I grew up eating whoopie pies, living in PA Dutch country and all. Have you noticed that they are now everywhere? The NY Times loves them. I have my mom’s original recipe, as well as her pumpkin whoopie pie recipe, which is even better. I also remember eating red velvet whoopie pies. And, I found a carrot cake whoopie pie-like recipe in Gourmet, too. All yummy. Is it a cookie? A cake? A pie? What’s not to love? I’ve never seen this recipe before, though. I must try it soon.

  3. Mo says:

    Drool. I wonder if I can get our HS intern to bake me some since I can’t bake again for 3+ weeks…

  4. Julie says:

    If I made carrot cake whoopie pies, I think Dave would be the happiest man on earth. Must find that recipe.

    Liz, just so you know, someone has already worked out a vegan version of these; I found it when I was searching for the original recipe. Just so you don’t go nuts with butter conversions, when someone else has already done the work. Though it looks like a fairly standard veganization. But still. http://makemethod.vox.com/library/post/peanut-butter-whoopie-pies-vegan.html

  5. Julie says:

    Mo, isn’t that what interns are for?

  6. Mo says:

    That’s what I think but my boss may not agree. Maybe if I share the whoopie pies….

  7. Julie says:

    Maybe if you call them “Lawyer Cakes”? Or…wait! Wait! “Whoopie Torts.” Oh, I crack myself up.

  8. Mo says:

    Whoopie Torts are hilarious!

  9. Lisa van Oosterum says:

    Whooooopie…these were SO yummy. I totally want to try to make them. Thank goodness that Marcus made those delicious chicken legs or those whoopie pies would have stolen the show 🙂

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