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!

According to MICHELINE MAYNARD:

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