So that's pretty much what I think of every time I hear about whoopie pies. Now if you're not familiar with these Dutch treats, fear not. You're not the weird one. Obviously whoever came up with the name is. I never heard of them either growing up in South Jersey. It's an Amish thing. They're most common in Maine and Pennsylvania. And frankly I don't really care for them all that much. They're super sweet and have lots of shortening in the filling. (I'm a butter girl.) They come in different flavors ranging from chocolate, to red velvet, oatmeal, pumpkin, peanut butter, and really any other flavor combo you can think of. I've even seen root beer ones. (gag) Here's what the traditional chocolate ones look like:
And this is what I found out about them on wikipedia:
According to food historians, Amish women would bake these (known as hucklebucks at the time) and put them in farmers' lunchboxes. When farmers would find the treats in their lunch, they would shout "Whoopie!"
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
So there ya go. Go get yo whoopie on! You won't be disappointed, I promise. In fact, I'm willing to bet it'll be the best part of your day:)
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