Summer, Hoosiers, and s’mores recipes go hand in hand, but with this never-ending heat wave, I switched to this whoopie pie recipe. It boasts all the flavor of s’mores without the fire hazard.
Other parts of the country call these whoopie pie recipes by other names (like Gobs). Don’t you just wonder how all of the variations came about? What are the stories behind that? Whatever you call them, they are ooey-gooey awesome in a tidy cookie form.
If you have never made a whoopie pie before, it may seem as though it is complicated. You might even wonder if there are special tools you need to make them. Let me put those fears to rest. Making a whoopie pie is no more complicated than baking cookies. If you feel like you are on a whoopie cookie roll, then you might be interested in one of the whoopie pie cookbooks below (affiliate link).
While there are shops that sell (affiliate link) Whoopie Pie Baking Trays, they aren’t necessary. No, really. You can still achieve an even shape if you use a cookie dough scoop. It makes measuring and scooping dough fast and uniform. I’ve used this cookie dough scoop (affiliate link) OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop for years now and it is still holding up well. Let me tell you, it gets plenty of use, too. I use dough scoops for meatballs too. I love when I can make a kitchen tool pull double-duty.
Making Whoopie Pies
This recipe does have a few parts to it. You do have to bake the cookies, then make the frosting, and melt the chocolate. But trust me. This recipe is so worth it. It’s really not all that labor-intensive, especially given the end result.
All you need to remember is to allow the cookie part to cool completely before you try to make the sandwiches. Hot cookies will only melt the marshmallow frosting you worked so hard to make. Be patient!
I flip-flopped one of the steps (because it just made more sense to me). That’s how I roll. This comes from Billingsley and Treadwell: Whoopie Pies. What a keeper. You can see it in the center image above.
S’Mores Whoopie Pie Recipe
Enjoy Your S’mores Whoopie Pies
I hope you had fun making these whoopie pies too. It’s fun to serve something other than the typical cookie. It’s like the best of both worlds: the portability of a cookie with the softness of a cake. What’s not to love about that?
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