Whoopie Pie – Looks like a Moon Pie to Me

Looks like a Moon Pie to me!

Looks like a jazzed-up Moon Pie to me!

The Whoopie pie seeping the nation!


Whoopie pies have been on the rise for several years, and nobody can pinpoint the reason they finally broke into the national consciousness. But the snacks evoke a more homespun era that seems to provide some comfort amid the economic gloom. “Pure edible nostalgia,” the Williams-Sonoma catalog calls them.

How the cookies traveled to Maine is a mystery, however. One theory holds that whoopie pies were brought north during the Great Depression through the Yummy Book, a recipe pamphlet first published in 1930 by Durkee-Mower, the Massachusetts company that makes Fluff.

Recipe -Adapted from Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Ann Arbor, Michigan