The other day Gannon had an appointment with orthodics. He’s going to be getting some braces for his ankles as they turn in a bit. To get the place where he had to be fitted, they drove south of my house. Gannon, who is three, is getting pretty smart about directions we drive and immediately pick up on that they were going the same direction as the Amish bakery where we often buy Whoopi Pies from. Sadly though, they wouldn’t be passing by this day…so, Gannon melted down.
Kalissa got him calmed down by telling him that they would call me, who was home with Carver, and ask if I would make some Whoopi Pies. I sad yes…soon we’d make them.
The next day, Gannon’s wish came true. We made Whoopi Pies.
I have a good recipe for Banana Whoopi Pies and Pumpkin Whoopi Pies…but chocolate, I haven’t found THE recipe. I’ve tried a few but to date hadn’t found my tried and true recipe for them.
On this day I pulled out this recipe book a blog reader had given me. This is the same book the Banana Whoopi Pie recipe came from and we love those so I checked to see if there was a chocolate Whoopi Pie recipe. There was.
This is the recipe I used…
While I was making the cake cookies…
These two were licking the beaters.
They come out of the oven looking like this…
I didn’t use the called for recipe for filling. I used this.
8 oz. cream cheese softened
1 stick butter softened
3 c. powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
After the “cookies” have cooled, I put a layer of frosting between the two like this…
I wrap them all individually in plastic wrap. They will stay like this for several days and be perfectly fine. We happened to be going to a family picnic so I made these the day before. Whatever the boy didn’t eat will be going to the picnic.
I’d say the batch made just under 24. I don’t remember how many were eaten before I snapped the picture, so that’s a close guess.
These were good…but the “cakes” are a little drier than the ones we get from the Amish south of us. They were still VERY good. But, I’ll likely try a different recipe the next time I make them as I’m on a hunt to find something EXACTLY like the ones we normally get at the bakery. It’s a good thing so many of you have sent me Amish cookbooks as so many of them have recipes for Whoopi Pies.
Many thanks to the blog reader who sent this cookbook. We had fun making these…and the Banana Whoopi Pies from this book are a favorite at our house.