Thursday, February 17, 2011


Being from Arkansas I have absolutely no business making whoopie pies but Robyn , one of my favorite bloggers (and native Mainer), has raved about the whoopie pie in the past and so I decided to give it a shot.

It all started with a recipe for Chocolate Malt Sandwiches I found in the Food Network magazine. I loved the idea of a cookie with a malt flavor so I tried it and it was a bust. It just didn't live up to what I thought it would taste like. Plus, the directions for the cookie part were rather involved. But I didn't want to give up on it so I decided to keep the recipe for the filling but look for a better cookie. That led me Robyn's recipe from Marjorie Standish's book Cooking Down East. I combined the two for a really great, non-traditional whoopie pie--a white chocolate malt whoopie pie!

White Chocolate Malt Whoopie Pie (adapted from Food Network Magazine and Marjorie Standish's recipe found here)


1/2 c shortening
1 c sugar
2 egg yolks

5 T cocoa
2 c flour
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 c milk
1 t vanilla

Cream together shortening and sugar. Add yolks. Sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and add alternately to creamed mixture with milk and vanilla. Using a cookie scoop, drop batter onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.


8 oz white chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup malted milk powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream

In a large bowl, mix together chocolate, malted milk powder, salt and vanilla. Heat cream over medium heat in a saucepan and then pour over chocolate mixture. Stir until smooth and chocolate is melted. Refrigerate until cold. Beat with a mixer for several minutes until fluffy. Assemble whoopie pies in sandwich fashion and wrap individually with plastic wrap.

I know you'll be tempted to try one but they really do taste much better after hanging out in the fridge for awhile.

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  1. I never had a whoopie pie until you made them. They were delicious! They were like little cakes, loved them.

  2. I have never heard of whoopie pie, but this looks like something my kids would love!

  3. My favorite bakery in town makes these on occasion, she uses butter creme filling, they are to die for. they remind me of a ramped up Hostess Suzy Q.

  4. My husband, a native Mainer, as well, would LOVE for me to make some of these! YUM!


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