S’mores Whoopie Pies

S'mores Whoopie Pies

Have you noticed that whoopie pies have become all the rage lately? First cupcakes became tres chic and began an empire-like rule over entire bakeries and cookbooks. Well, move over cupcakes, whoopie pies are trying to steal your thunder. From the classic chocolate and marshmallow fluff to gourmet and savory varieties, the sky is the limit when it comes to flavor combinations. Throw in that they are portable and easy to eat without a plate or silverware (just like cupcakes) and you can begin to see why they have become so popular.

Now, it’s pretty well documented here that I am a born and bred Pittsburgh girl, so growing up these were known as gobs. And they only came in one flavor – chocolate with a white icing center. They sent my little heart racing. My mom had a couple of friends that could make really sensational gobs and I always looked forward to the parties where they would show up. Now that there are so many possibilities at my fingertips?? Look out!

S'mores Whoopie Pies

These s’mores whoopie pies are as close to a s’more as you can get without the actual graham cracker and ooey-gooey marshmallow. The cake part is made with graham flour (Bob’s Red Mill brand, found in the organics section of the local supermarket) and the flavor is spot-on. I made them for the 4th of July weekend and they would certainly be appropriate for any summertime picnic or get together.

The recipe comes from the recently-released cookbook Whoopie Pies, which was co-authored by Sarah Billingsley and Amy Treadwell. Sarah is a native of Pittsburgh and used to write for the local newspaper, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I worked with the food editor there to write a piece about the popularity of whoopie pies, their history, and a bit about Sarah and the book:

“Ex-Pittsburgher’s book has gobs of recipes” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). The article includes recipes for the Tiramisu Whoopie Pie and the Jalapeño Cornbread Whoopie Pie.

Sarah Billingsley was beyond generous and offered to send me a signed copy of Whoopie Pies, to be given away to one of my readers. Read on to find out how you can win the book…

Whoopie Pies Cookbook

Prize

One (1) copy of Whoopie Pies by Sarah Billingsley & Amy Treadwell

Entry Requirements

How to Enter: Leave a comment on this post answering the question: Is it a whoopie pie or a gob? And if you have had them before, what is your favorite flavor?

Required: You must include your email address in the comment form. I will need it to contact you should you win.

Deadline: Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 11:59pm EST


The Fine Print

No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be selected at random by Brown Eyed Baker using Random.org. All entries received after the Giveaway closing day and time will not be considered. Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to confirm receipt of the email. If the winner does not reply within 24 hours, another winner will be selected. Giveaway has been sponsored by Sarah Billingsley, co-author of Whoopie Pies.

GOOD LUCK!

Update: The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to commenter #348, Helen, who said:

“Whoopie pies! And I love the classic — chocolate with white filling.”

Thank you to everyone for entering; I loved hearing about all of the different varieties of gobs/whoopie pies. Can’t wait to try more!

One year ago: Snickerdoodles

S'mores Whoopie Pies

Yield: About 2 dozen assembled whoopie pies

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Graham Cracker Whoopie:
1½ cups graham flour
¾ cup all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
½ cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Classic Marshmallow Filling:
1½ cups Marshmallow Fluff (or other prepared marshmallow cream, which will do in a pinch)
1¼ cups vegetable shortening
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Ganache Filling:
8 ounces milk chocolate chips (or solid chocolate, finely chopped)
½ cup heavy cream

Directions:

1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together both flours, baking powder, and salt.

3. In the work bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter, shortening and brown sugar until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs and the buttermilk and beat until combined.

4. In a measuring cup, combine the milk, baking soda, and vinegar. Add the milk mixture to the batter along with the flour mixture and beat on low speed until just combined. Add the vanilla and beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes, until completely combined.

5. Using a spoon, drop about 1 tablespoon of batter onto one of the prepared baking sheets and repeat, spacing them at least 2 inches apart. Bake one sheet at a time for about 10 minutes each, or until the cakes begin to brown. Remove from the oven and let the cakes cool on the sheet for at least 5 minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.

6. Make the Marshmallow Filling: In the work bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the Marshmallow Fluff and the vegetable shortening, starting on low and increasing to medium speed until the mixture is smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low, add the confectioners' sugar and the vanilla, and beat until incorporated. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes more.

7. Make the Chocolate Ganache Filling: Put the chocolate in a large, heatproof bowl. Heat the cream in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat just until it bubbles. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate in the bowl and let it sit for about 10 minutes, until the chocolate is melted. Stir with a wooden spoon or spatula until smooth. Allow the mixture to rest at room temperature until firm enough to spread, about 2 hours. You may also refrigerate the mixture for about 30 minutes, until it is firm enough to spread, stirring every 10 minutes.

8. Assemble the whoopie pies: Pipe or spread (whatever your preferred method) a layer of chocolate ganache filling onto the flat side of one of the cakes. Using the same method, top the chocolate filling with the marshmallow filling. Top it with another cake, flat-side down. Repeat with the rest of the cakes and filling.

* Note: I know many people are opposed to vegetable shortening, but it really is a necessary ingredient. It gives the cakes their characteristic lift and lightness, and the rounded shape. It is also a crucial component of the classic marshmallow filling. I can attest to both of these after reviewing my mom's old recipes for gobs!

(Recipe from Whoopie Pies by Sarah Billingsley & Amy Treadwell)

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388 Responses to “S’mores Whoopie Pies”

  1. Mestebla on July 8, 2010 at 12:42 am

    They are Whoopie Pies as I know them. And I’ve only had the store bought and homemade chocolate with white frosting middle. YUM!

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  2. Jessica Skiftun on July 8, 2010 at 12:48 am

    They’re whoopie pies. I’ve only had 1 kind before: lemon. So by default it wins as my favourite but I’d love to try more.

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  3. Danielle on July 8, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I’m assuming they’re whoopie pies since I’ve never heard of gobs before :) The only one I’ve ever tasted was red velvet with a cream cheese frosting and it was sooo good! I’d love to start making them myself.

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  4. Kim on July 8, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Here in The Netherlands I don’t think we have a special name for these or any kind of “double cookies”. I just know these cookies from the food blog photo’s I’ve seen lately and they all refer to them as Whoopie Pies. The word “gob” means something entirely different to me (something entirely unappetizing!)
    I’ve never had these whoopie pies before, so couldn’t tell you my favorite flavour. Is there one basic or “best” flavour you’d recommend for my first taster?

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  5. LimeCake on July 8, 2010 at 2:07 am

    They’re whoopie pies! I have never tried them though! Shame on me.

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  6. Dea on July 8, 2010 at 2:07 am

    They’re whoopie pies! I’ve only ever had the traditional devils food variety but i have a recipe somewhere for a chocolate gob with cherry filling and these smores ones beg a try as well YUM!

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  7. Michele on July 8, 2010 at 2:31 am

    They are whoppie pies to me. I haven’t tried too many of them, but I”ve seen them popping up everywhere. I love just the original.

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  8. IslandEAT on July 8, 2010 at 2:39 am

    Hi, Michelle. This is definitely a whoopie pie (thank you, though, for teaching us all about “gobs”). I always have eaten and enjoyed the chocolate-fluffy-white-fillled whoopie pies. However, the smores version looks awfully tempting….

    Great post and fun giveaway!

    Thanks,

    Dan

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  9. Carol on July 8, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Well, I’d say they are whoopie pies, just because I like how funny it sounds. :)
    Since I’m from Brazil, I have never had/heard of a whoopie pie before, but now I’m definitely going to make those! They really look delicious, you can’t go wrong with chocolate and marshmallow.

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  10. Becka on July 8, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Hmm… where I come from a “gob” is a slang term for mouth so I think I’d prefer to know them as whoopie pies to be honest!
    I’ve never tried them (you don’t really see them here), but have wanted to for a while so I think I’m going to have to give these a go! And maybe the tiramisu ones, they sound awesome!
    Thanks!
    Becka xx

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  11. Kate on July 8, 2010 at 4:03 am

    I know them as Whoopie Pies but don’t think I’ve ever tried them before. Are they as delicious as they look???

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  12. Anja Galamarova on July 8, 2010 at 4:18 am

    I haven’t heard about gobs before, so whoopie pies it is :) I have only tried store bought, the usual, vanilla/chocolate flavour and like them :) Maybe I’ll try to make them myself these days 😉

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  13. Petra Grossmann on July 8, 2010 at 5:43 am

    Hi!

    I would call them whoopie pies because that name is so cute!

    I would looove to win that book! I’ve just now, 5 minutes before reading your post, been looking at it on Amazon! It’s meant to be. I want to try all the lovely looking recipes and try whoopie pies or gobs because I’ve never had one in my whole life.

    Petra

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  14. Johna on July 8, 2010 at 6:22 am

    we call them whoopie pies here. They are a hugely popular treat in No. ME. I only like the ones with cream cheese frosting. My favorite is the pumpkin chocolate chip whoopie pie with cc frosting that a co-worker makes. mmmmmmmm

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  15. Helen Sturgeon on July 8, 2010 at 6:24 am

    They’re definitely Southern…. Moon Pies originated in Chattanoogo,TN and are Whoopie Pies turned inside out! LOL! Moon Pies are chocolate coated – what more could you ask for??? CHOCOLATE! Yummmm!

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  16. Ruth on July 8, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Definitely whoopie pies. I love red velvets.

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  17. Mary on July 8, 2010 at 6:51 am

    They’re Whoopie Pies. And the original chocolate is the best – made from scratch without the canned marshmallow fluff nonesense. And….they’re best in Holmes County, Ohio! :-)

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  18. Lavon on July 8, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Definitely gobs since I’m a Pittsburgher. My mother used to make
    delicious oatmeal gobs with a vanilla filling. I haven’t thought about them
    in ages until I read the article in the Post Gazette this morning. :)

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  19. Ginny on July 8, 2010 at 6:56 am

    They’re neither whoopie pies nor gobs to me, but moon pies :) Mom is from NC, Daddy was from TX, and that’s what they call them in the south (though as Helen pointed out, they are moon pies turned inside out).

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  20. Celine on July 8, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Whoopie pies here too… but never had one – but would oh so love to try one now!!

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  21. Esti on July 8, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Definitely Whoopie Pies, and gotta go with favorite flavor being the traditional chocolate with marshmellow cream filling!!

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  22. Kim on July 8, 2010 at 7:01 am

    They are whoopie pies to me, but everyone seems to laugh when I say the name! I am a chocolate/peanut butter lover so my favorite whoopie pie would have to be Peanut Butter whoopie pies…chocolate cookies sandwiched between a rich peanut butter filling!!

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  23. Dunne' on July 8, 2010 at 7:20 am

    They are whoopie pies and I adore the red velvet pies with the cream cheese centers; however, I have a feeling these s’mores whoopie pies are going to give them a run for their money!

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  24. Vanessa on July 8, 2010 at 7:23 am

    It’s a whoopie pie! And although I’ve never tried one before, I think I would like a chocolate and peanut butter one!

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  25. Heather on July 8, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Whoopie pies to me, but Gobs to my hubby! My favorite is most definitely pumpkin with a cream cheese filling – YUM!

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  26. Sarah on July 8, 2010 at 7:27 am

    They are whoppie pies here in Maine! I love them! Just made some molasses ones last week actually!

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  27. Hoxiesgirl on July 8, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Woopie Pies in my world. Can’t wait to try them – isn’t marshmallow creme a food group?

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  28. joan on July 8, 2010 at 7:28 am

    They are definitely gobs, and chocolate is my favorite. I grew up in Western PA., and my mom (who is an excellent baker), made them for us from scratch. The best!

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  29. bunkycooks on July 8, 2010 at 7:33 am

    I know them as whoopie pies and the flavor has to be chocolate with the white fluff/icing inside.

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  30. Mary Halter on July 8, 2010 at 7:39 am

    I only ever knew them as Whoopie Pies. When i go shopping today I am picking up necessary ingredients to try the smore whoopies. They look like they’re worth turning on the oven in the heat.

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  31. Judy on July 8, 2010 at 7:39 am

    They’re whoopie pies. I’ve had them in chocolate and red velvet – both with white fluffy filling.

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  32. Connie Bearer on July 8, 2010 at 7:45 am

    In southwest PA, they are now and have always been GOBS. I’m 52 and never heard of them being called whoopie pies until about a year ago. I’m a traditionalist and I prefer the original dark rich chocolate with a crisco based filling. So rich, so creamy, so decadent. You can’t go wrong with the original.

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  33. Bob on July 8, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Even though I’m from Pittsburgh, I spent too much time eating these in Philly from the Amish baked good stand in the Reading Terminal, so they are whoopie pies. I like the classic chocolate, but pumpkin whoopie pies rock, too.

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  34. Heather T on July 8, 2010 at 7:46 am

    To me I think it depends…softer, gooey cookies would be called gobs, think pumpkin ‘gobs’ and whoopie pies are more of a firmer set cookie, perhaps even crunchy, think oatmeal cream ‘whoopie’ pies. no matter the name, they are all delish in their own way!

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  35. Rachel on July 8, 2010 at 7:50 am

    I’ve never heard of a gob before…they’re whoopie pies! My favorite is the classic chocolate with white filling. Pumpkin with cream cheese filling are good, too!

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  36. Melanie on July 8, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I hate the word “gob” so they’re definitely whoopie pies! :)

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  37. Courtney on July 8, 2010 at 8:00 am

    The first time I had a whoopie pie was in February. I was at Baked in Brooklyn, and I think I ate the most amazing one ever – banana with peanut butter filling.

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  38. Gayle215 on July 8, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Although they are Whoopie Pies to me, I have heard of “Gobs” before. My favorite is the traditional chocolate with the vanilla filling, but I can’t wait to try out this smore recipe!

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  39. Lori on July 8, 2010 at 8:02 am

    I’ve heard of whoopie pies, but never gobs, but I don’t think I’ve ever actually had either. These s’mores whoopie pies looks delicious!

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  40. Julie @SavvyEats on July 8, 2010 at 8:02 am

    I have never heard them referred to as anything other than Whoopie Pies!

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  41. Mary on July 8, 2010 at 8:08 am

    They are Gobs! Never Whoopie Pies. The family favorite is chocolate batter with a white, creamy filling made from canned milk, vanilla and sugar. I’ve tried lots of varieties from farm markets in the Lancaster, PA area, but they’re often filled with a frosting that is just too sweet and not creamy enough. We make them for a cookie tray at Christmas every year. yum

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  42. Amy on July 8, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Whoopie pies! I’ve only ever had the chocolate ones. This book looks great!

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  43. Joy on July 8, 2010 at 8:09 am

    I’ve only heard them called whoopie pies. I’ve only tried red velvet with a cream cheese icing filling but they were delicious.

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  44. Rachel Reiboldt on July 8, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Definitely whoopie pie! I love just plain ol’ chocolate with vanilla cream filling.

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  45. Sara on July 8, 2010 at 8:12 am

    They are whoopie pies. I should say my favorite is my grandmother’s recipe for chocolate with vanilla cream filling that everyone raves about BUT, I just recently made a lemon one that was to die for! So I’ll have to say lemon.

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  46. Beth Davis on July 8, 2010 at 8:13 am

    I’ve never really had one, but I think they are whoopie pies. Maybe this recipe will be my first and favorite :)

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  47. Lisa on July 8, 2010 at 8:14 am

    It’s a GOB! I grew up eating gobs from a small bakery in Latrobe, PA called The Pie Shop (which, by the way, also makes the BEST cinnamon rolls). I believe the bakery is now called Armel’s, but they still make the greatest, classic gobs. In the fall you can also purchase pumpkin gobs with cream cheese filling. YUM!
    Great cookbook idea and recipes!

    Thanks!

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  48. Andrea on July 8, 2010 at 8:14 am

    I’ve never had one, but I’ve always wanted to try the red velvet ones. I’ve going to have to break down and make some for myself.

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  49. Joanne on July 8, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Seeing as how I’ve never heard of a gob before…I’m going to have to go with whoopie pie. And I’m a red velvet girl all the way.

    Although your smores version could convert me…

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  50. Jessie on July 8, 2010 at 8:17 am

    A whoopie pie! Man, I’d love to have this book. During the fall I was obsessed with making pumpkin ones with maple filling. Yum!

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  51. Sarah on July 8, 2010 at 8:20 am

    whoopie pie for sure. My favorite is a vanilla with strawberry filling!

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  52. Carolyn on July 8, 2010 at 8:20 am

    I know them as whoopie pies, and the best one I’ve had was a pumpkin one at our fair last year. But these s’mores ones look even better!

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  53. Katie on July 8, 2010 at 8:22 am

    I would call it a Whoopie Pie, kind of a fun name I think. I’ve never had them but they look delish!

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  54. Sara on July 8, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Gobs all the way! We made gobs as children ONLY when my aunt came over. Couldn’t wait for those weekends – I’ve had traditional, strawberry, lemon, and a pretty interesting vanilla with apple filling.

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  55. Ashley on July 8, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I call it a whoopie Pie. I think these s’mores ones look awsome. I have not had a lot of whoopie Pies but I do like moon pies.

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  56. Tina K on July 8, 2010 at 8:38 am

    These are whoopee pies, or as they are known in my house “wookie pies” my daughters boyfriend miss heard her and didn’t know what a wookie pie was…

    Bring a former New Englander, I’m a traditional chocolate an white cream girl…..but every now and then…..molasses or pumpkin is quite yummy!

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  57. Tami on July 8, 2010 at 8:42 am

    i have been told by more than one professional baker that my whoopee pies (never heard them called gobs before) are the best out there. I just returned from Amish country, their pies are “wet” mine are dry….here is my recipe that I am happy to share. So many people won’t share their recipes

    Whoopee Pies

    For the cake part, mix the following together

    1 cup sugar
    2 cup flour
    1 tea. baking soda
    1 tea. baking powder
    5 table. cocoa
    1/2 cup crisco
    2 egg yolks
    1 cup milk
    1/2 tea vanilla

    using the smaller cookie scooper (about 1 tablespoon) put on ungreased cookie sheet (i use a slipmat) for 10-12, should be firm to touch when done.

    For the cream party, mix the following together

    1/4 soften butter
    1/2 cup crisco
    3/4 cup confectionary sugar
    2 tea. vanilla
    1 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff

    mix together and beat until fluffy. Spoon out cream on one pie and top
    with a matching pie. Makes about 20 pies, recipe can easily be doubled

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    • foodlvr on August 22nd, 2010 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks for the recipe. I so want to make these again – whoopie pies that is. I made a Pumpkin version a year or so ago and loved them. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. The Nifty Foodie on July 8, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I’ve only heard of them as whoopie pies. I’ve never tried one either. Guess I should get on that, eh?

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  59. Laura on July 8, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I’ve never heard the term “gob” before, so I’m going to go with Whoopie Pie. And I’ve only ever had store bought whoopie pies, but these are defintely going to the top of my must-try list. :)

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  60. Kathy on July 8, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Definitely whoopie pies! I just had one for the first time ever last week…red velvet with the most delicious cream cheese center. Yum!

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  61. Lynn on July 8, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Since it is a GOB of icing between two pieces of cake, I’ll go with Gob. Whoopee has a different connotation to me. 😉 I like pumpkin with cream cheese. Thanks for the great give away.

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  62. Chris on July 8, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Having been born and raised in Northern Indiana, these are most definitely known around here as Whoopie Pies! The Amish have a thing about making them…mostly chocolate though. Give me a Pumpkin Cream Cheese Whoopie Pie and no one gets hurt!

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  63. Tara on July 8, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Whoopie Pies. I’ve only ever had the original, but these s’mores ones look verrrry interesting. And Marshmallow Fluff??? Is this a brand name? All I’ve ever seen is Kraft’s brand…

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  64. Lauren S on July 8, 2010 at 8:55 am

    I’ve always known them as Whoopie Pies! My grandma used to make the black and white ones! Delish!

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  65. Alison on July 8, 2010 at 8:59 am

    My family has always called them whoopee pies and my favorite is chocolate!

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  66. Juliene on July 8, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I have followed your blog for awhile now because I too am a fellow(former) Pittsburgh gal and love all things Pittsburgh. Ironically enough I was there for the 4th of July holiday and picked up some gobs for my hubby. He had never been exposed to their delicousness and when I brought them to him he exclaimed “OH WHOOPIE PIES” haha I love the traditional chocolate ones but my hubby prefers the blonde version. No matter how long I am away from Pittsburgh they will always be gobs!

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  67. Jan Wilson on July 8, 2010 at 9:03 am

    We called them Globs. They were the classic chocolate but we used the same whipped filling that we used in our Lady Locks. I never thought of using a differnt filling. I’m glad I read the article in the PG. So I vote for Gobs.

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  68. Nancy Clark on July 8, 2010 at 9:04 am

    They are whoopie pies but growing up we didn’t have them. Now, being an adult, I have only had chocolate with white creme filling which I made. Loved them!

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  69. Emma on July 8, 2010 at 9:07 am

    They’re whoopie pies and they look delicious!

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  70. Eliana on July 8, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I have never heard of them referred to as gabs so for me, it’s pies all the way. My absolute FAV flavor has got to be Pumpkin Cakes with Cream Cheese Filling…YUM. These smores ones look like they could come in second though :)

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  71. bridget {bake at 350} on July 8, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Oh MY! These look INCREDIBLE!!!

    Well, I’d have to say Whoopie Pie. Being from Texas, I’d barely even heard of Whoopie Pies and this is my first time hearing of gobs! :)

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  72. KentuckyCooking on July 8, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Oh, they’re ~definitely~ whoopie pies! I grew up in Maine, and these were a local favorite. I’m most fond of the “standard” flavors of chocolate filled with creamy goodness, but I’m really interested in trying a pumpkin spice/cream cheese filling combo one of these days.

    kentuckycooking[at]gmail[dot]com

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  73. Penny Bolton on July 8, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Gobs or Whoopie! Well, I’ve only heard of them referred to as whoopie pies, but I like “Gobs”…How about “Gobs of Whoopie” You could start a contest on creating the most unique “Gobs of Whoopie” among readers. As I’ve only tried the chocolate, I’m anxious to try some other flavors…grandchildren, get ready for a treat!

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  74. sarah k. on July 8, 2010 at 9:28 am

    whoopie pies. i’ve never tried them before cause they remind me of oatmeal creme pies which i despise. but really, they are probably so much better. so i should try them.

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  75. Lori on July 8, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I would say Whoopie Pies! I’ve actually never had one! I’m putting them on my list to try now~!

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  76. Caroline on July 8, 2010 at 9:31 am

    In PA dutch country, they’re whoopie pies. and it’s the chocolate cake with the shortening filling. So amazing.

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  77. Pepi Coleman on July 8, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Whoopie Pie’s ! I live in Maryland and never heard them called gobs before. These look fantastic! I love Whoopie Pie’s.

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  78. Elizabeth B. on July 8, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Whoopie Pies! And I’ll take any flavor on the outside, as long as the filling is that super-sweet white frosting :)

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  79. Amy S. on July 8, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Definitely whoopie pies! The best one I ever had was a pumpkin flavored outside with a cream cheese filling. Yummy!

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  80. Angie (Telly's Tasty Tidbits) on July 8, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I made these a few weeks ago and OMG so amazing! http://telly21182.blogspot.com/2010/05/smores-whoopie-pies.html
    Now I want to make them again after seeing how pretty yours are!

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    • Angie (Telly's Tasty Tidbits) on July 8th, 2010 at 9:45 am

      I guess I should enter as well – I’d say it’s definitely a Whoopie Pie and my favorite flavor is without a doubt the Smores one. I love ANYTHING smores!

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  81. Jeanne on July 8, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I’ve never heard of gobs before, but I love whoopie pies! My favorite flavor is chocolate, of course.

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  82. Carol on July 8, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Whoopie pies! I’ve never made them before, have almost forgotten about them-until now!!!Thanks so much.

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  83. Barbara on July 8, 2010 at 9:50 am

    It is without a doubt a Whoopie Pie. I like Banana nut best, but I will eat any of them YUMO!!!!!

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  84. Cara on July 8, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Whoopie Pie and chocolate! I still remember the first time I got one!

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  85. Kerri on July 8, 2010 at 9:55 am

    To me, they’re whoopie pies, and until recently I’d only ever had the traditional chocolate with vanilla cream filling. Recently I had a pumpkin one that was pretty tasty. Great post, as always I can’t wait to try these s’more ones!

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  86. Julia on July 8, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Oh my! I don’t know what to call it, but it looks delicious!

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  87. Candice on July 8, 2010 at 9:59 am

    They are definitely gobs! (I’m from Western PA.) I last made them in December for a cookie exchange. I will try this recipe next!

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  88. Morgan on July 8, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I’ve always known them as whoopie pies, but I don’t think I’ve ever had one before! I’m from the South, so maybe it’s a northern thing? But Marshmallow fluff sandwiched between anything sounds pretty good to me. Think you could work in some peanut butter and banana for a fluffer-nutter whoopie pie?

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  89. Rebecca on July 8, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Whoopie pies! I don’t know that I’ve had a tried and true version, but the ones that have chocolate chip cookies on the outside and a yummy icing-like filling on the inside are pretty darn good!

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  90. Liz N on July 8, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I first knew these as ‘gobs’ because I lived in northeast Ohio and I had friends who grew up in Pennsylvania making ‘gobs’. I was given her family recipe for gobs and I’ve treasured it ever since. I can’t wait to try your S’mores GOBS! They look amazing.

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  91. Eva on July 8, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I’ve never heard the term “gobs” before, so I know them as whoopie pies. And honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever eaten one!!! *gasp*

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  92. Ann on July 8, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Yay I just bought graham flour the other day to make crackers! I’m sure I’ll have extra to make something like this.

    I’d call them whoopie pies. And I can’t remember having them…

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  93. Krystle on July 8, 2010 at 10:15 am

    I call them whoopie pies and my favorite so far is red velvet. I made them in the shape of hearts for Valentines Day but you can bet I will definitely be making these this weekend. I love Smores anything!

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  94. Nicole on July 8, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I’ve called them gobs, whoopie pies, and yum yums – I love the almond cake with raspberry filling flavor at Bethel Bakery. Smores and tiramisu whoopie pies sound heavenly.

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  95. Aja on July 8, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I’m originally from Western PA and have only known them as gobs until I moved to Virginia and EVERYONE here refers to them as whoopie pies…but they’re gobs. I’m simple, I like chocolate with the fattening vanilla filling. However, this s’mores version looks wonderful…

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  96. Margaret on July 8, 2010 at 10:32 am

    They’re whoopie pies, and pumpkin chocolate chip is the best!

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  97. Jake on July 8, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I’ve always called them gobs, but I’ve also heard “moon pies” used… The traditional chocolate one often has too sweet a filling for me so I tend to go for the pumpkin and cream cheese icing ones when available.

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  98. Meg on July 8, 2010 at 10:40 am

    RED VELVET WHOOPIE PIES!!!! Love love love love them! :) I tried making them once by piping circles on a baking sheet (unlike some people who really have the real whoopie pan pan) and they turned out having different sizes. Simple chocolate whoopie pie with traditional marshmallow creme/frosting is also sinful <3 I'd love to get my hands on this book! :<

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  99. Nuha Abuduhair on July 8, 2010 at 10:41 am

    whoopie pies!!! its just fun to say! whoopieeeeeeeeeeee

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  100. meg on July 8, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I forgot to answer your question!! They’re definitely whoopie pies to me. No other name can do justice :) Hihi.

    RED VELVET WHOOPIE PIES!!!! Love love love love them! I tried making them once by piping circles on a baking sheet (unlike some people who really have the real whoopie pan pan) and they turned out having different sizes. Simple chocolate whoopie pie with traditional marshmallow creme/frosting is also sinful <3 I'd love to get my hands on this book! :<

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  101. Jessica P on July 8, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I loe whooppee pies! My fav is still red velvet. Its like the perfect cookie/cupcake combo, seriously!

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  102. Tricia on July 8, 2010 at 10:46 am

    It’s gotta be gob.

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  103. Lindsay on July 8, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I’d call it a whoopie pie, but I’ve never had one and would love to try them!

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  104. Tina from PA on July 8, 2010 at 10:55 am

    What are all these people talking about [never heard of GOBS ] ? I grew up in Greensburg PA and we ate Gobs!! Been wanting that cookbook ! YEA FOR GOBS!!!

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  105. roxan on July 8, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I love whoopie pies! I first saw them at Harrod’s in London… They make the most beautiful ones ever! I hope to win this, fingers crossed.

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  106. Sandy on July 8, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I call them Whoopie Pies and can’t wait to try your recipe! I also want to try red velvet cake Whoopie Pies. I love red velvet cake!!

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  107. gingela5 on July 8, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I’ve only heard them refered to as Whoopie Pies. I’ve only had the chocolate w/ vanilla center and I love those! These look delicious though!

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  108. Barbi on July 8, 2010 at 11:01 am

    WHOOPIE PIES! YUM! I had my first “real” whoopie pie while visiting my friend in Connecticut last September. It was chocolate with a delicious buttercream filling! HEAVEN!!

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  109. SuzyQ on July 8, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I am going to go with Whoopie Pies, although I can honestly say I have never eaten one by any name. Might have to whip the S’mores ones up for my niece who loves S’mores, though. Thanks for a great idea!

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  110. Erika on July 8, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I know them as Whoopie Pies. Until this year I had only had chocolate with white center, then my mom made red velvet ones with a white center. All things whoopie are good – they make my mouth water just thinking about them!

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  111. Kristin on July 8, 2010 at 11:19 am

    They are whoopie pies and my favorite by far are the red velvet one!

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  112. Arena @ {thenerdswife} on July 8, 2010 at 11:19 am

    I call them Whoopie Pies. I haven’t tried them yet, but I’ve been meaning to! Your s’mores ones look delicious.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  113. Linda on July 8, 2010 at 11:19 am

    They were introduced to me as Whoopie Pies and I’ve only had Red Velvet.

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  114. Julie @ Willow Bird Baking on July 8, 2010 at 11:20 am

    They’re whoopie pies, and my favorite flavor is good ol’ chocolate, though I’ve had some delicious pumpkin spice ones as well.

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  115. Melissa on July 8, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I’ve always called them whoopie pies. My favorite flavor I’ve had is a golden cake with strawberry filling – yum!

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  116. Lara on July 8, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I had never heard of whoopie pies until I moved to Boston for school. Never heard of them as gobs. Can’t wait to try the s’mores version. I have a serious love of all things s’mores!

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  117. cookiepie on July 8, 2010 at 11:22 am

    They’re whoopie pies! Pumpkin are my favorite — though I certainly wouldn’t turn down another flavor… :)

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  118. polinium on July 8, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I’ve only heard of Whoopie Pie, but I’ve never eaten one.

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  119. Annalise on July 8, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I’ve never had whoppie pies or gobs, but I have been seeing them all over. I think it’s time I bake myself up a batch!

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  120. Adriana from Baking Powders on July 8, 2010 at 11:24 am

    whoopie pies! at least here in boston! although i find a lot of people on the west coast don’t even know what they are!

    i’m all for the traditional chocolate-marshmallow but i made lemon whoopie pies for NYE and they were super yum!

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  121. Kristen on July 8, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Oh, they are definitely Whoopie Pies. I make the chocolate kind with the marshmallow frosting in the center. I really need to expand my horizons and try some other flavors mentioned in the other comments. Who knew?!

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  122. Shani P. on July 8, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I know them only as whoopie pies. Unfortunately, I’ve never tried them. I <3 S'mores so this a must try recipe.

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  123. notyet100 on July 8, 2010 at 11:26 am

    wow this looks so interesting
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  124. Lexi on July 8, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Actually, my family calls them black moons! For us, they are chocolate cakes filled with cream. I’ve never tried another kind, but would like to!

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  125. sara l on July 8, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I call ’em whoopie pies! I have to admit I like the “classic” flavor best but the s’mores one looks AMAZING!

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  126. Julie on July 8, 2010 at 11:29 am

    They are whoopie pies! And the only kind I’ve ever had are vegan ones my sister’s bakery makes – chocolate with vanilla stuff in the middle. YUM!

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  127. C&C Cakery on July 8, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I’ve never had a homemade whoppie pie before (for shame!), but I do remember little pre-packed ones I used to snack on at the corner store during the fall. I’m sure the real thing is much much tastier!

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  128. Sheena S. on July 8, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Definitely whoopie pies, and classic chocolate with vanilla centre all the way!

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  129. Coffeebeans on July 8, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I never ate whoopie pies but I definitely would like to try them! They look amazing!

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  130. Margaret on July 8, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I never had Whoopie Pies growing up. They don’t have them overseas. But since back in the States have had few. How about Gingerbread with cream cheese filling> That’s how a friend of mine makes hers.

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  131. Viv on July 8, 2010 at 11:42 am

    3rd gen Pittsburgher translated to DC and I declare these GOBS!

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  132. LondonFoodieNY on July 8, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Doesn’t a whoopie pie go down one’s gob?! Im a pumpkin whoopie pie gal- especially the ones at One Girl Cookies in Brooklyn and in the Baked cookbook!

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  133. Debbie on July 8, 2010 at 11:46 am

    You are so right, whoopie pies are the new thing and smores are the best, I have to make these stat! Thanks for sharing!

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  134. Emily on July 8, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I know them as Whoppie Pies, but believe it or not I don’t think I have EVER eaten one! I have seen their rising trend and have wanted to make some myself…maybe this weekend.

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  135. Suzi Patrick on July 8, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Of course they are Whoopie pies, but are also Gobs of yummyness! I can’t wait to make them. Since finding your site last week I have made 3 different cookies and promised my husbands coworkers that they will have a different cookie each week till I get through all your recipes!! They are so excited and have enjoyed all that I have sent :) Thank you…

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  136. Lindsay on July 8, 2010 at 11:51 am

    It’s only a gob if you also say yins! And the classic chocolate with white is definitely my favorite, although I’ve a mean red velvet variety. lindsaysdiamond@gmail.com

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  137. Paula on July 8, 2010 at 11:52 am

    They’re whoopie pies. I`ve never eaten these cookies before.

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  138. Heather on July 8, 2010 at 11:53 am

    They are whoopie pies to me, I’ve never heard them called a gob. Sadly, I don’t recall eating one. :(

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  139. Louisa on July 8, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Whoopie Pies! I’ve never heard them called gobs before. I’ve never tried them, but the s’mores one might be calling my name! 😉

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  140. Claire on July 8, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Ooh! They are totally called Whoopie Pies where I’m from! And I love the classic chocolate with a vanilla icing or marshmallowy center!

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  141. Jessica on July 8, 2010 at 11:59 am

    They’re whoopie pies in my world and the only flavor that I remember is chocolate cakes with white creme filling. I must say, however, that new flavor combos sound intriguing!

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  142. amelia on July 8, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I say whoopie pies, but that’s because I hail from the state of new york; had I come from pittsburgh i’d probably love the steelers and call ’em gobs.

    my flavor of choices isn’t necessarily really a flavor, but, my neighborhood bakery has chocolate with pink filling coated with rainbow sprinkles – YUM! they’re so pretty and delicious. whatever we end up calling them– whoopie pies, gobs, moons, gobbie pies– i’m making the s’mores this weekend!

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  143. Jessica Leigh on July 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    They are known as whoopie pies around here (Oklahoma) and I am a big fan! I’ve had a delicious red velvet version. Yum.

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  144. Mary Lynn on July 8, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I am, also, a born and bred Pittsburgh girl (still living there) GOBS it is.

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  145. Darcie on July 8, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I know them as Whoopie Pies because when you eat them, you say “Whoopie!!” with a HUGE smile on your face. I have been enjoying these since I was a kid but the only flavor I’ve ever had is chocolate cookie with vanilla cream center. I love S’mores just as much – can’t wait to try this new recipe!!

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  146. magi on July 8, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I’ve only had the smore kind. I made them for the fourth as well! They’re whoopie pies around here.

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  147. Katie on July 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Oh this post made me smile! I refuse to call them whoopie pies, they’ll always be gobs to me! This brought back some memories, but my favorite gob was always a pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling that my Mom and I bought at a western PA craft show. Mmmm, yummy!

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  148. Kate on July 8, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    They are definitely whoopie pies to me! But regardless of what you call them, these look absolutely delicious…can’t wait to try them out! :)

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  149. Nikki on July 8, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I know them as whoopie pies and my favorite is pumpkin with a cream cheese icing center. YUM!

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  150. Megan on July 8, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Whoopie Pies!! My favorite flavor I have made was a fresh strawberry whoopie pie. OOOHH so good!!

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  151. Stephanie on July 8, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Whoopie pies! I’ve never had them but really want to make my own- I just have to decide which delicious flavor to make!

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  152. Mike on July 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    I always knew them as whoopie pies when I grew up in western PA. When I moved to southeastern MA, I learned that they are called Moon Pies here, as reflected in the semi-famous NRBQ song “RC Cola and a Moon Pie.” My favorite flavor is the classic chocolate cake with the cream filling.

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  153. Jess-Sugar High on July 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I love these!! What a great idea. I’d love to make these and take them camping.
    I’ve always known them as MOON PIES! Only recently have I been hearing the name Whoopie Pies. Banana is my favorite flavor :)

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  154. LA on July 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I just call them “sandwich” cookies! My favorite is anything with chocolate!

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  155. Katy R on July 8, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    It’s a whoopie pie for me! And I love the classic chocolate and white cream combo, brings back childhood memories!

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  156. Lisa on July 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    It’s a whoopie pie to me. I’ve never had one before, but I have had a moonpie.

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  157. Dawn C. on July 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I only know them as Whoopie Pies, too. But I’m from California. Is it an east/west coast thing? I’ve only had homemade “classic” whoopie pies, but I’m dying to try a red velvet or pumpkin/cream cheese variety!

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  158. Stephanie on July 8, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    I’m from Maine and these are Whoopie Pies here. My favorite is pumpkin with cream cheese filling. So good!

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  159. Disha on July 8, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I love the name Whoopie Pies!! I’ve never had one but it’s been on my to bake list! The S’mores version would taste so awesome!

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  160. SEE on July 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Whoopie pies – and the only flavor I’ve had is the chocolate with the white frosting center. The post with the oatmeal with vanilla icing center sounds like the Little Debbie cakes – would love to try that one!

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  161. Christine on July 8, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I don’t know if I’ve actually had them before! But I have heard of them and they were referred to as whoopie pies. :)

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  162. Jennifer on July 8, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Whoopie.

    When I think of whoopie pies, I visualize the chocolate and marshmallow ones because those are the only ones I’ve eaten. But I was pleasantly surprised to read mentions of lemon ones in the comments here. I love lemon-flavored treats and am now craving whoopie pies of the citrus variety.

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  163. Annette on July 8, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    It looks like glob to me, but I’ve never had a whoppie pie nor heard of them. This is a first for me! That being said, I’ve printed out the recipe and will be making them this weekend. Whoppie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  164. Evan @swEEts on July 8, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Absolutely a Whoopie Pie! My favorite would have to be Lemon Whoopies with a cherry filling.. delicious!

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  165. Julia on July 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Whoopie pies! My mom makes the best ones – I’m 30 and still request them when she visits. mealsandmayhem@gmail.com

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  166. Ben M on July 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    GOB
    Had at 7 springs many years ago while skiing, although I admit they seemed to taste better 30 yrs. ago. I liked the standard chocolate with white cream filling. The snore recipe looks interesting.

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    • Ben m on July 8th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

      Correction Smore

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  167. iBAK3 on July 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Definitely a whoopie pie :] I would love a vanilla with lemon filling!!!

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  168. Lily Cordell on July 8, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I call them Whoopie Pies. I’ve never tried them though! What better way than to try a recipe out of this cookbook?!

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  169. Mary Beth Kovic on July 8, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I’ve known this type to be called “Gobs” and the chocolate ones with white icing seem to be most common, although, my favorite has been a pumpkin one with cream cheese filling available locally in the the fall. I’m anxious to try some more creative flavors, though! Gobs were always available in the local bakeries. On the other hand, Whoopie Pies, were the marshmallow filled graham cracker-type cookies, completely covered in chocolate and sold commercially packaged and found with the cookies in grocery and convenience stores.

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  170. Mollie on July 8, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Definitely Whoopie Pies!

    I made German Chocolate ones once. The filling was TO DIE FOR!

    http://eatrunread.blogspot.com/2010/03/cake-of-week-whoopie-pies-with-coconut.html

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  171. Emmy on July 8, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    They are Whoopie Pies where I am from also.. and chocolate will always be my favorite but can’t wait to try your S’mores recipe…

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  172. Molly on July 8, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Whoopie pies! Chocolate is my favorite!

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  173. Hailey Lamb on July 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    These look way more delicious than any “Moon Pies” or Little Debbie oatmeal creme pies I’ve had in the South!

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  174. Elli on July 8, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I am in Pittsburgh and they are called a whole lot of delicious at my house. Whoopie Pies for short. This summer we are using a recipe to make carrot cake whoopie pies. Yo! Double Yo!!!

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  175. Joan on July 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    They have always been whoopie pies to me. Great recipe!

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  176. Heather on July 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Whoopie Pies!

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  177. Amy on July 8, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    We call them Whoopie Pies. I’ve actually never heard them called Gobs. I’ve only made them once, and incidentally, it was the Jalapeno Cornbread whoopie pies from this book! I don’t own it, though…but I’d most certainly LOVE to! :-)

    These s’mores whoopie pies look amazing- I’m SO trying those soon!

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  178. Carla on July 8, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I’ve always known them as gobs. My favorite so far has been dark chocolate with white frosting and some sort of cherry preserve layered together. I have dreams about a carrot or spice cake version, though. With cream cheese filling, mmm…

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  179. Jessica on July 8, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Whoopie Pies!!! I like peanut butter cookies with a white icing filling. YUM!
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  180. Kassy on July 8, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I call them Whoopie Pies. I’ve only had the chocolate with white filling version, but would like to try others :)

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  181. Kate on July 8, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    They’ve always been ‘gobs’ to me. The kids thought I made up that name until we were skiing at 7 Springs and bought ‘gobs’ there.
    My favorite is Chocolate with white filling (not marshmallow – although the marshmallow is really good too)
    I’ll definitely be making the s’mores version. :-)

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  182. Amanda on July 8, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Yum…I would say they are woopie pies. I honestly have only had the traditional chocolate with white frosting in the middle. I would love to try some new flavors.

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  183. Natalie on July 8, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Whoopie pies for sure. Chocolate with marshmallow creme=pure bliss

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  184. Tracy on July 8, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    They are whoopie pies to me, but I have heard them called gobs – actually by Paula Dean.

    The traditional chocolate is my favorite, but these s’mores flavored look fantastic and I think I am going to be making them soon.

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  185. Kate on July 8, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Definitely gobs! I like the classic chocolate.

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  186. Sarah on July 8, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I’ve always known them as Whoopie Pies! :)

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  187. Laura on July 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Its totally a whoopie pie and I’m making these tonight! The firehouse is gonna love them!

    -Laura

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  188. Kara on July 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I’ve never heard of whoopie pies referred to as gobs, but clearly a lot of people have. Believe it or not, I’ve actually never tried a whoopie pie. In all fairness, I didn’t grow up in the US, so this is a relatively new discovery. I’m definitely seeing them quite a bit in bakeries and cafés around Los Angeles, so they must be somewhat trendy, although french macarons seem to be a bigger hit!

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  189. Amy I. on July 8, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I’ve never heard of gobs before, only whoopie pies! And I’ve only had/made pumpkin with cream cheese filling, which I adored. But I’m absolutely positive that I’d adore almost any flavor. The red velvet ones are next on my to-do list, and these s’mores ones are so creative… must try them as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  190. Avery Karnes on July 8, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I’ve always called them Whoopie Pies! But sadly, I’ve never tried them…guess I should make these!

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  191. hayley on July 8, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    whoppie pies! never heard them called gobs before. i love banana with peanut butter or marshmallow filling

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  192. Jenn G. on July 8, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I’m also a fellow Pittsburgher, and they are most definitely called Gobs. I’m not a big chocolate fan, but I think the classic chocolate cake / white icing is hard to beat. The best one I’ve ever had was from an Amish vendor at the farmer’s market in Bridgeville years ago.

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  193. s on July 8, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    our family knows them as Whoopie Pies or Moon Pies (not gobs!) and my fave is the family recipe…chocolate with a marshmallow fluff based filling. they are traditional at all of our parties…and its a big joke of where I hide them and how quickly my brothers and their kids can find them and how many they can consume before they are “revealed” during dessert time (with many missing). I can’t imagine making any other recipes, but I’ve been a little intrigued by the red velvet recipes. I find it interesting they are getting so much press lately – I have made them for years and folks have been a little dumbfounded (what the heck is that??) unless they’ve had exposure to them. I took them to a neighbors party about 5 years ago and they were amazed since they thought they were the only ones round here that made them!

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  194. DebbieS on July 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Oh my they are GOBS! I have to say that I make a pretty mean pumpkin gob that I can never get enough of at anytime of the year!

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  195. Lisa on July 8, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I’ve known them as whoopie pies (although my mom made them recently and called them devil dogs…) I don’t think I’ve ever eaten one aside from the classic chocolate with marshmallow filling, but I think it would be tough to beat ;]

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    • Karen on July 8th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

      My grandmother made both devil dogs and whoopie pies for my father when he was young. The only difference is the shape. The whoopie pie is round and the devil dog is in the shape of a hot dog bun (long).

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  196. Courtney Rowland on July 8, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Definitely knew these delicious specimens as whoopie pies! My favorite was always the pumpkin ones with cream cheese filling that always start showing up around Thanksgiving. Yum!

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  197. Barbara on July 8, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    They are most definitely Whoopie Pies (pronounced wuh-hoo’-pee) at my house! And chocolate with white cream is my favorite ( http://blessusolord.blogspot.com/2008/09/whoopie-pies.html ), but I do believe I’ll have to try s’mores!

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  198. Brielle on July 8, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I lived for a short 6 months in Wexford, PA, too quick to remember if I heard them called gobs. I think of them as whoopie pies and have only had the classic, chocolate with white frosting, and not in a long long time!

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  199. Anna Marie Smith on July 8, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I never heard them called Whoopie Pies, they were always GOBS. I saw this article in our newspaper this morning. My favorite is the Choc. with white filling. I only heard the term Whoopie cushion our kids use to use as a joke when you sit on it. How did it get this name??????????? Thanks for the recipe.

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  200. Heather on July 8, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Whoopie Pies are a classic! I have to say chocolate w/vanilla filling is the best… but very few flavors are ‘bad,’ right? :)

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  201. Kimberly M. on July 8, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    They are whoppie pies; I like the classic chocolate with vanilla filling!!

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  202. Sophia on July 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I had always heard moon pies and whoopie pies. I really haven’t had any, but I would have to say that chocolate with a peanut butter filling sounds great! Yours looking amazing!

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  203. Beth on July 8, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Woopie Pies.
    I like chocolate w/ vanilla filling…Yum!

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  204. Sarah on July 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I’ve never heard them called gobs but I like the name. I made a yummy gingersnap whoopie pie at Christmas time. It was yummy!

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  205. Caty on July 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Honestly, I’ve never heard of these things until this year… and when I DID hear of them I was told they were “whoopie pies.” However that name always makes me think of whoopie cushions (which is not the sort of thing you want to associate with food), so I’d be fine if we just called them gobs!

    PS) They’re just as addicting in mini-form. :)

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  206. Melissa on July 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    My mom always called them sandwich cookies, actually. But she holds strong to the belief that a pie has a crust and can be sliced. My fave sandwich cookie is chocolate chip with chocolate filling!

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  207. Carol on July 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    They are and always will be Gobs! I make a traditional chocolate with the white cream middle. For Steelers games, I roll the assembled gobs in black and gold sprinkles so that they stick to the cream filling.

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  208. Leah on July 8, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I’d have to say they’re whoopie pies. That’s the only way I’ve heard of them and I believe I’ve only eaten the store-bought ones. Sad, I know. I’ll have to give this recipe a try!

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  209. Sarah on July 8, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    It’s a whoopie pie and my favorite is red velvet cake!

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  210. Ashleigh on July 8, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    I have always known these as whoopie pies…until I married my husband. :)
    Chances are if you are from Pennsylvania or other mid-western states you know them as “Gob’s”. My husband was born and raised in Amish Country. While he is not Amish, all of his neighbors are and his brother married a Mennonite woman who, like many Amish, call these “Gobs”. There origin can be traced as far back as medieval Germany…..eating these delicious treats on horseback no doubt. 😉

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  211. Sooska on July 8, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I grew up in Western PA & live in Pittsburgh where gobs are gobs (it’s cake, not pie.) I have heard them called “whoopie cookies” in Erie, PA. I like the traditional school bake sale recipe with the chocolate cake and Crisco/Butter filling (I know it’s terrible but good.)

    The best I ever ate, however, were in Phoenix, AZ this past March as dessert at “District American Kitchen.” They were red velvet sliders with a light cherry flavoring. NOM NOM NOM

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  212. Erin @ CelticHeart Designs on July 8, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Is it a whoopie pie or a gob?
    Whopie Pie
    And if you have had them before, what is your favorite flavor?
    I have yet to have one

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  213. Karen on July 8, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    My family is from New England and whoopie pies are soo popular. I have tried to make our favorite flavors into these concoctions like red velvet and pumpkin. I will definitely try these!

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  214. Rosie on July 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Whoopie pie!
    And my favorite (so far) is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting filling.

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  215. Valentina Palladino on July 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I’ve always known them as whoopie pies – my grandmother used to make them all the time! My favorite flavor combo would probably be a personal recipe I made for my friends – double dark chocolate pies with creamy peanut butter filling. Three words: to die for!

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  216. Elle on July 8, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    It’s definitely a Whoopie Pie! I think this s’mores one may have just risen to the top of my fave flavor list!

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  217. Suzi on July 8, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    They’re whoopie pies where I come from. I’ve only had the chocolate and white icing kind, which I really like. These look even better. The shortening gives me pause, but I don’t think I can resist these!

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  218. Ashley on July 8, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Whoopie pies! I like the classic chocolate with vanilla filling. I too have noticed theuir rising popularity- recently saw them being made on The Martha Stewart Show!

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  219. JenniferK on July 8, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I always knew them as Gobs. But my husband calls them Whoopie Pies. I’ve had and made the chocolate with the white frosting. Yum.

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  220. Lizzie on July 8, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    I know them as whoopie pies, and man are they delicious! I particularly like the kind I made last fall for a “Pie Fest”: chocolate cakes with salted caramel buttercream frosting in the center!

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  221. Nella Billeaud on July 8, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Hi, I would call them Whoopie Pies! I haven’t tried the homemade version, only the storbought (which I am sure don’t hold a candle to the homemade ones) and choclolate I am sure would probably be my fav… Looking at the s’mores recipe and I may just have to give them a try (for my grandbabies of course) real soon… they sound delish!

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  222. Charlene on July 8, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    They are whoopie pies and I love the soft oatmeal with a soft vanilla filling. Thanks for the chance to win. Have a great week-end!

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  223. Megan on July 8, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    I call them whoopie pies and my favorite currently is Pumpkin with maple cream cheese filling, but I have a feeling these s’mores ones will be a close competitor.

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  224. Abbey on July 8, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Def a whoppie Pie! These look wonderful, cant wait to try!

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  225. chef pandita on July 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    To me they’re whoopie pies, I’ve never heard of “gobs” before. Can’t wait to try this recipe, I ve never had a whoopie pie…

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  226. Natalie @ The City Sisters on July 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Mmmmm….whoopie pies!! And I’m all about s’mores this summer. Made huge s’mores cookies for the 4th! Guess I’ll have to try these next time. They look awesome!

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  227. AmyLynn on July 8, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    They’re whoopie pies and chocolate/vanilla filling are my fave!

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  228. Nancy K on July 8, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    When I was a child, my mom used to make these for me and my brothers as a special treat and we called them whoopie pies. Mom only made the basic chocolate with white filling but I have come to like chocolate with peanut buttercream filling…yum!

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  229. Jen Barbati on July 8, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    It’s a gob! And I love the classic, chocolate/vanilla cream variety.

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  230. Sara on July 8, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    You are right, they have become famous now…in fact until a few months ago I didn’t even know what they were! (I’m not American! We don’t have them in Italy). So whoopie pie or gob? No idea….but the sound of the word gob seems so much more fun that I choose gob. Taste? No idea either….but I love everything with vanilla cream so I’ll go with that!

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  231. Brooke on July 8, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    it’s a whoopie pie, and i like ’em any way i can get ’em. this smore variation has made my day, though, and i must try them asap. wish you delivered! 😉

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  232. Kelly M. on July 8, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I grew up in Western Pennsylvania calling them gobs, usually referring to the traditional chocolate cake with white filling version. I didn’t even know until recently that they were called ‘whoopie pies’ in other regions. I do like the traditional variety but have taken a liking to the pumpkin cake version. It’s a nice change around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. I wouldn’t mind trying to make them myself with a fillling similar to pumpkin rolls. A nice holiday treat in an individual serving.

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  233. Erin on July 8, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I’ve never heard of these, but they look delicious!

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  234. Emily on July 8, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I’ve never heard of gobs, so they are whoopie pies for me. I made a whoopie pie recipe once before and wasn’t that impressed, mainly because I thought the buttercream filling was too much. These, on the other hand, look really good and I love the marshmallow and chocolate filling. Can’t wait to try them!

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  235. Robin on July 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    I’ve only heard of them as whoopie pies, and chocolate with buttercream frosting in the middle is my favorite way to eat them.

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  236. Rebecca Cosentino on July 8, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I love whoopie pies and that is what we have always called them….however I love the term “gobs”! I’m a fan of the classic variety but this post makes me think the smores variety may take the lead!

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  237. Cindy on July 8, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    They are whoopie pies and while the classic is best, the pumpkin ones are really good. I need to check out that cook book!

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  238. Stefanie on July 8, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    I call them Whoppie Pies! My favorite are Pumpkin Whoppies – I made them and was so sad that my Southern Cali friends had no idea what these where!

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  239. Gina Wilson on July 8, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    I call them Whoopie Pies and I love just plain ole’ chocolate with cream filling. Mmmmm!

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  240. Kamille on July 8, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I call them whoopie pies. my favorite would be pumpkin with maple filling

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  241. kerry on July 8, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    They are “gobs of whoopsie pies” – my grandma made them for as long as I can remember and whenever I see anything about whoopie pies I think of her. By far, her original devil’s food-like cake with cream filling is my favorite :)

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  242. Shannon on July 8, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    It’s a whoopie pie to me, and I love oatmeal ones, or pumpkin ones, or oatmeal pumpkin ones…Thanks for the giveaway!

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  243. Deanna Orsega on July 8, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Gobs! It is one of my fondest memmories from childhood. I am from Pittsburgh, PA.

    Deanna

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  244. Puppydogs on July 8, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    I grew up with them as whoopie pies. I love carrot cake ones with cream cheese frosting as the filling or the basic chocolate with vanilla frosting. I once made banana ones, but they were not the best.
    Cute cookies….if it were not 90 degrees, I would be baking these right now-yum~

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  245. Suzannah on July 8, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I’ve never heard of gobs, only whoopie pies – but either way, I’m happy to make and sample all variations!

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  246. Jennie on July 8, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I definately call them Whoopie Pies… I like the classic chocolate with cream filling, although carrot cake is nice too!

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  247. Neil on July 8, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    They’re Whoopie Pies! I love the pumpkin and the Red Velvet.

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  248. Tammy on July 8, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Gobs! Disclaimer – I’m from the Pittsburgh region. They are always known as Gobs around here, although I have no idea why. My favorites are the classic chocolate with white fluff frosting middle or pumpkin with cream cheese frosting. However, I hope to soon try this Smore version. They look delicious! Thanks.

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  249. Jennifer on July 8, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    I’ve only heard of them as whoopie pies. I’ve never had one yet. But the smore’s whoopie pies have been on my must bake list for awhile now. I’d love to try the red velvet ones or the chocolate ones! Even the chocolate chip ones on the book cover look good!

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  250. Tammy on July 8, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    P.S. Has anyone tried using Spectrum’s Organic All Vegetable Shortening in this or other gob/whoopie pie recipes? Just wondering if the texture still works? Opinions or experiences?

    Also, does anyone have a good gluten free whoopie pie/gob recipe to share? My little boy is gluten free, and he would love these treats.

    Thanks!

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  251. Amanda on July 8, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Definitely whoopie pies!! What on earth is a gob? My favorite flavor is red velvet with cream cheese frosting!

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  252. jean on July 8, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Live in Central Il, we don’t see them often, but when you do they are Whoppie Pies!!

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  253. Blaire on July 8, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Whoopie pies!
    I just made the classic chocolate!

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  254. Melissa on July 8, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I’m from Central Pennsylvania, where the Amish are the makers of whoopie pies. Out classic ones are chocolate with white icing, but it’s not marshmallow based. My very favorite are the oatmeal cookie ones. Big, soft oatmeal cookies with that unbelieveable icing sandwiched between, oh they can’t be beat!

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  255. Jennifer N. on July 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    They are definitely whoopie pies and the Oreo ones are the best!

    jdkn05@yahoo.com

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  256. RisaG on July 8, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    I call them Whoopie Pies. When I was little, I loved the ones that were plain. That was all you could get. Since then I have baked Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and they were incredible. I’ve also eaten chocolate on chocolate ones which was magnificent. My favorite is still the plain ones.

    I’ve seen Red Velvet Whoopie Pies too, which I just have to try one of these days. I can’t wait to read this book.

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  257. Kait Nolan on July 8, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Actually I’m not totally sure but those look like homemade Moon Pies to me. But I guess I’ve heard them called whoopie pies more than anything else (never heard of gobs). Since I’m a s’mores addict, I’ll just call ’em heaven and say “share please!”

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  258. marla {family fresh cooking} on July 8, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    I love the addition of graham flour in your whoopie pies. Such a great idea for a cookbook. Are there carrot cake whoopie pies? If so, i’ll take some of those :)

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  259. Lindsay on July 8, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    They’re whoopie pies! And I’ve only had the chocolate marshmallow combination but can’t wait to try more!!!!

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  260. Leanne on July 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Definitely whoopie pies and I grew up with whoopie pies at every gathering.

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  261. Lorie on July 8, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I think the closest thing I’ve had to a gob is a moon pie. These look really yummy! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  262. Michelle on July 8, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I have made and consumed many, they are called whoopie pies. Calling them gobs just doesn’t sound right!

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  263. Virginia Fisher on July 8, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Gobs…only Gobs, brings back memories of my Aunt Fay from Saltsburg PA who used to make them for us.

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  264. Sheena on July 8, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I have always heard them called Whoopie Pies. My favorite kind…I’ve only had a store bought one :(, but if I win this book I will definitely be trying some new ones! Hope I win.

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  265. Nicole Carey on July 8, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Whoopie Pies! I love the red velvet with cream cheese frosting…excuse me…I feel the need to go bake.

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  266. Leanne on July 8, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Yum! I’ve learned these to be whoopie pies, but they were sadly absent from my childhood.

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  267. Michelle on July 8, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I know them as Whoopie Pies, i have had chocolate and peanut butter and the original. I like the original the best!

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  268. Terri on July 8, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Greetings from a lifelong Pittsburgher where these will always be gobs. I prefer the basic chocolate with white filling but the s’mores version look yummy.

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  269. Deanna on July 8, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Yep, it’s a whoopie pie. I’ve made several flavors over the years. I also made a S’mores sandwich cookie similar to this but has graham/choc chip cookie base and marshmallow in between them, yummy!

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  270. Nechama on July 8, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Never had a whoopie pie before, but the chocolate vanilla combination look good!

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  271. Merry on July 8, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I didn’t know of them until a few months ago (as “Whoopie Pies”), but have made them twice since – once Chocolate with a peanut butter middle, and the other time Chocolata (again!) but with a cream cheese/cool whip middle…both times = YUM!!

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  272. magpie on July 8, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Whoppie Pies – Pumpkin, Red Velvet, Creamsicle – Yum, Yum, and Yum

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  273. Ellen on July 8, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    WHOOPIE PIES!! I love the marshmallow with chocolate…now I am dying to try the s’mores recipe…yum!

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  274. Bridget on July 8, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    They are whoopie pies to me. :)
    I recently made some carrot cake whoopie pies. They were yummy but I prefer the classic chocolate with marshmallow filling. I can’t wait to try the s’mores!

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  275. Anne @ the doctor takes a wife on July 8, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Definitely whoopie pies. I like the original with vanilla in the middle… I’m a purist 😉

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  276. Jenny on July 8, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I LOVE Whoopie Pies, and had never even thought of a S’more version! I will be trying these soon. Great website!!

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  277. Aidan on July 8, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    It is DEFINITELY a Whoopie Pie. Gobs don’t travel. Certainly not to Philadelphia.

    I’m going to make these soon. Yum. Thank you!

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  278. Katrina on July 8, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Whoopie Pies! I’ve never even heard them called Gobs.
    The S’mores ones sound de-lish. My favorite are probably the chocolate (Oreo like) ones. And though I haven’t tried banana ones, I love all things banana and would probably love those, too!

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  279. Paula Wong on July 8, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Neither! Moon pies all the way! :) My favorite are the chocolate ones, although I’m mighty tempted by these smores ones. :)

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  280. jacquie on July 8, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    a whoopie pie. never had one so i don’t have a favorite variety.

    while not sure about that much rich filling – the cookie part of the smore one looks great …

    jacquieastemborski AT comcast DOT net

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  281. Holly on July 8, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Um, I’ve never had a Whoopie Pie or a Gob. How’s that for a confession? They aren’t a west coast thing. I grew up in California and now live in Idaho and I’ve never known anyone who made Whoopie Pies. I’ve seen them all over blogland though and I’d love to learn how to make them.

    je2kids(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  282. Danielle on July 8, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    I have only heard them called Whoopie Pies. My absolute favorite has to be red velvet with a cream cheese filling, although pumpkin whoopie pies with a cinnamon cream cheese filling is amazing too!

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  283. Becky Hunt on July 9, 2010 at 12:10 am

    I don’t know them as either gobs or whoopie pies. Isn’t that pathetic. I didn’t even know they had a name. I have never had them home made either and never imagined there could be so many varieties. My experience has either been vanilla, banana or chocolate flavored store bought individually plastic wrapped somewhat stale pies. I think I would call them gobs just because whoopie pies make me think of whoopie cushions. Anyway, I’m in serious need of some gob education! :)

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  284. sympatichna on July 9, 2010 at 12:21 am

    I have never had a whoopie pie or a gob before–but they look amazing! I’ll have to give them a try!

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  285. Tawny on July 9, 2010 at 12:40 am

    I have only heard of them as whoopie pies. Yet, I have never had one. But, I would love to win this cookbook and bake up a storm for the boys and my husband, and extended family!

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  286. Summer Hayton on July 9, 2010 at 12:59 am

    I have only heard of whoopie pies. I have had a couple and chocolate was my favorite. I think a keylime or lemon would be divine.

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  287. Courtney on July 9, 2010 at 1:02 am

    I call them whoopie pies. I don’t believe I’ve ever even heard of a gob. My favorite whoopie pie that I’ve had is an oatmeal whoopie pie with vanilla buttercream filling. But I have a feeling these S’more ones may just be my new favorite after I make them!

    cjpeacockbird at gmail dot com.

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  288. Rachel @ Working Out Wellness on July 9, 2010 at 1:20 am

    Is it weird that I haven’t had a whoopie pie (it’s totally not a gob) before? These look really yummy, and I’m almost tempted to stay up all night makin’ and eatin’ them.

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  289. Sharon on July 9, 2010 at 1:46 am

    I’ve heard of Whoopie Pies before, but not Gobs, so I’d say it’s a Whoopie Pie. Besides, I’d rather eat something called a Whoopie Pie. Gob isn’t a very appetizing name! However, I’ve never tired the treat under either name! I’ll have to change that!

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  290. Marie C on July 9, 2010 at 1:48 am

    They’re whoopie pies to me! My favorites are the classic chocolate with white filling. My friend makes heaps of them for Christmas; makes me always look forward to the holidays!

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  291. Jehan on July 9, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Whoopie pies, I’ve only had the chocolate ones

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  292. felicia on July 9, 2010 at 2:49 am

    Whoopie pie for sure! And I have had the chocolate kind with white fluffy icing inside! Mmmmmmm!

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  293. Susan on July 9, 2010 at 2:59 am

    I’d say a whoopie pie and I didn’t even know that there was more than one flavor of them. This recipes looks amazingly delicious…thanks for sharing and thanks for the contest!

    vinegrafted@gmail.com

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  294. Desiree on July 9, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Definitely whoopie pies as I’ve known them. I’ve only ever had the classic chocolate cookie w/ filling kind. I’d love to see all the different kinds I could make for my friends with that book!

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  295. Barbara on July 9, 2010 at 4:10 am

    They look delicious!! I haven’t heard about gobs before, so they are whoppie pies to me! And… I’ve never had whoopie pies before :-) so couldn’t tell you my favorite flavour.
    ricettebarbare at gmail dot com

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  296. Jenn on July 9, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Whoopie Pie! And my favorite has always been chocolate with vanilla cream. Yum!

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  297. jordansmom on July 9, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Never had one!

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  298. Elizabeth on July 9, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I’m from Texas and have only known them as Whoopie Pies! I’ve of course had the chocolate with white icing, but have also tried lemon and red velvet. Red Velvet cake is an all time favorite of mine, so Red Velvet Whoopie Pies where over the top! Love them!

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  299. Maxi on July 9, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Whoppie Pies! Pumpkin whoopie pies area fav of mine!

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  300. Samantha on July 9, 2010 at 9:46 am

    They’re whoopie pies to me! My favorite is chocolate with a marshmallowy buttercream in the middle.

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  301. Kara on July 9, 2010 at 9:58 am

    This book looks awesome – and they are whoopie pies to me. :) I have only made chocolate with a peanut butter filling and they were delicious. But anything s’mores is my favorite and I can’t wait to try this version!

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  302. Hope on July 9, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Whoopie pie for me! I am from Pennsylvania and they are very popular here. A friend from Connecticut calls them gobs though. My favorite is red velvet with white cream center!

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  303. Nancy on July 9, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Well, as a fellow Pittsburgh girl, I’d have to call them “gobs” as well. The chocolate with vanilla center is my historical favorite – HOWEVER – I think the s’mores may soon claim the title! :-) Time to hit the baking aisle for graham flour… Thanks for sharing this great recipe!!!

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  304. Ann on July 9, 2010 at 10:37 am

    None of this whoopie pie nonsense…they are GOBS = ) And, btw, these smores gobs look fantastic!

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  305. Alissa on July 9, 2010 at 10:52 am

    In my part of the country they are whoopie pies for sure. When I heard gobs in Pittsburgh, I didn’t even know they are the same thing!

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  306. Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) on July 9, 2010 at 11:57 am

    It’s whoopie pies for me, but the shortening in all of them turns me off, always!

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  307. Christina on July 9, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I think they are whoopie pies because I have never heard of gobs before. I have only had a red velvet whoopie pie before so it wins by default; I’d love to try more flavors though!!

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  308. Katie on July 9, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    It’s a whoopie pie. And my Aunt makes the best ones, chocolate with marshmallow filling!

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  309. Ann Taylor on July 9, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I know them as Whoopie pies. And the best I’ve made were pumpkin chocolate chip with vanilla filling. Yum!

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  310. Nicole on July 9, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    They are Gobs, and the best is the original chocolate with fluffy white filling!

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  311. Becki Sue Kugler on July 9, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a whoopie pie. At least, it wasn’t called a whoopie pie. However, it reminds me of one of my most favorite snacks ever – Oatmeal Cream Pies by Little Debbie. I bet there is a recipe out there for a Whoopie Pie with oatmeal cookie and cream filling, right? If so, send it my way!!!

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  312. Bridget on July 9, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    I’ve never heard of a gob. I’ve had red velvet whoopie pies and pumpkin whoopie pies, and there’s no way I could choose a favorite. I love the combination of cake and frosting, so I love all whoopie pies.

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  313. Rachel on July 9, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    It’s a whoopie pie, and they are delicious!

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  314. risa on July 9, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I’ve only ever known them as whoppie pies….and I’ve never had one :-( I was wondering though, Could I use graham crackers run through the food processor?

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  315. Jenn on July 9, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    They are whoopie pies and i love chocolate ones!

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  316. Ashley on July 9, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    I’ve never heard whoopie pies called gobs before so I’d have to say that they’re whoopie pies! And I’ve only tried them once, the original chocolate with white icing. Would love to try out other variations in this cookbook though to find a favourite! These smores ones look like they could be a grand contender.

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  317. Lawyer Loves Lunch on July 9, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Oooh, I saw this book at Sur La Table last night! I had a strawberry whoopie pie recently and it was darn good :)

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  318. Leticia on July 9, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Whoopie pies! Of Course!!! Sounds alot more fun thatn Gobs! I have only tasted the chocolate, but the other flavors sound scumptious!

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  319. Amy on July 9, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I have always known them as whoopie pies and chocolate with whipped cream filling will always be my favorite but I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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  320. Tammie Cook on July 9, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Whoopie Pies, I have never had any but I am thinking about making some very soon

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  321. Amanda Relph on July 9, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    They are definitely “whoopie pies”! I have only had red velvet with white filling – but they are divine!

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  322. Chef Dennis on July 10, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Congrats on the top 9!!!
    and if those pies aren’t a good reason to make whoopie, nothing is!!
    they look so very very good!!!
    all the best
    Dennis

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  323. Amy on July 10, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Whoopie Pies – I was going to say Moon pies, but all of the moon pies I have ever had are a cookie bottom and top, marshmallow middle, and dipped in chocolate.

    I have never made them before but really want to try the Smore version!

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  324. Laura on July 10, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Defnitely whoopie pies. Have made a few varities… Banana with a simple buttercream filling was a huge hit, but I ahd the most fun making a traditional chocolate version with homemade marshmallow fluff frosting. Mmmmm… :)

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  325. Jessica on July 10, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I know them as whoopie pies but I’ve never actually had one…hopefully that will change soon!

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  326. Jenn on July 10, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. I call them whoopie pies.

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  327. Sues on July 10, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I’ve never heard of “gobs,” so definitely a whoopie pie :) You know, I haven’t really been able to get into whoopie pies, but now that I’m seeing these?? I might be changing my mind!! They’ve definitely been bookmarked and hopefully I’ll try them soon :)

    Your photos are so beautiful!

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  328. Heather on July 10, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I know them as Whoppie Pies. I use to eat alot of store bought chocolate ones as a child my fave. As an adult I have tried and liked red velevt ones. Yummy

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  329. Barb on July 10, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I agree with Terry who commented above. As a life long Pittsburgher, we always called them Gobs. They were quite a chore to make b/c my Mom’s recipe made over 100 of the little cakes. I like the old chocolate/white cream the best, but Pumpkin with cream cheese filling are also high on my list.

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  330. Chantel on July 10, 2010 at 11:51 am

    As a fellow brown eyed baker, I must say, Well Done!

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  331. Amanda L. on July 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Whoopie Pie all the way!!! I really like the classic whoopies but these sound fabulous!

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  332. Molly on July 10, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I’ve never heard of gobs, so to me they’re definitely whoopie pies. I don’t think I’ve ever technically had a whoopie pie, sadly, but these look like a good recipe to start with!

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  333. NancyC on July 10, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I would call these Whoopie Pies! I have never had one, but I sure want to try one now! I would probably like anything that had chocolate in it! The Whoopie Pie book sounds great!

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  334. Akheela on July 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I call it a whoopie pie I like and make the pumpkin and spice flavour. It tastes like the ones I loved eating as a child and still do.

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  335. Katie H. on July 10, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    To me they are definitely whoopie pies! Pumpkin whoopie pies with a cinnamon and vanilla cream are where it’s at.

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  336. Molly on July 10, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    It is most definitely a whoopie pie, and I absolutely love them. My favorite flavor is chocolate chip cookie with white yumminess in the middle! :-)

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  337. Marti on July 10, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I actually have always called them “Whoopie Pies,” but as I think of it, I like really DESCRIPTIVE names. Of course, in that case, both “Gobs” and “Whoopie Pies” work, don’t they?

    I think my favorite flavor is the pumpkin flavored ones in Amish Country. Chocolate is always nice, but the pumpkin ones taste like fall and Amish and country all rolled into one. They’re my favorite… until I try the S’mores ones above!

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  338. Lauran on July 10, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    GOBS! I am a Pittsburgh girl through and through! I live in central PA now, and everyone here calls them Whoopie Pies, but I stand my ground on the Gobs. :)

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  339. Erica on July 10, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    My mom always called them Gob Pies! She’d make a batch of chocolate gobs for my dad and brother’s marathons. I earned my own batch last October when I crossed the finish line of my first marathon :)

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  340. Lisa on July 11, 2010 at 8:08 am

    I’m originally from MA, and we called them whoopie pies up there – but more importantly, my absolute favorite whoopie pie is the classic chocolate flavored with a creamy smooth vanilla center that comes from Beiler’s, an authentic Pennsylvania Dutchbakery located at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, PA. They are a heavenly experience, to say the least.

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  341. Michelle on July 11, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I’ve always called them whoopie pies, and I’ve only ever had the chocolate/marshmallow combo. But this s’mores version will probably become my favorite!

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  342. astheroshe on July 11, 2010 at 10:29 am

    I love whoopie pies. There are hundreds of combinations. ! They are like a “poor man’s”” macaron.. LOOL. Would love to see a contest..original pies, and how many cool combinations people could come up with ***hint HInt** :)

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  343. Elizabeth Burrell on July 11, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I’ve always called them whoopie pies as well.. this is a very popular dessert in our household=)

    One issue i’m having.. i can’t find graham flour around here=( I live in a fairly small town in PA.. maybe i’ll have to order it online

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  344. Helen on July 11, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Whoopie pies! And I love the classic — chocolate with white filling.

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  345. Christie on July 11, 2010 at 11:49 am

    It is definitely called a whoopie pie for me, and I love pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese filling! Love this book!

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  346. Crystal on July 11, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    You know, I’ve never had one… So I have no idea what they’re called!

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  347. Jennifer on July 11, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    It is a whoopie pie! I’ve never made or even had a whoopie pie before! This book would be a great push in the whoopie pie direction. :)

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  348. tiffany on July 11, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    It’s a whoopie pie! I have never had one that is homemade before. Yum.

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  349. ANge on July 11, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    It’s a whoopie pie! I love the classic chocolate ones with the marshmallow filling. Although, the pumpkin ones are great in the fall.

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  350. Kerstin on July 11, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    What a cool idea – they look fantastic!

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  351. Marisa on July 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I know them as whoopie pies. So far I’ve only tried the classic chocolate with marshmallow filling.

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  352. Lydia on July 11, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Whoopie pies definitely! At a local bakery, my friend makes incredible chocolate whoopie pies with a cream cheese filling. Amazing!

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  353. NicoleF on July 11, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    after living just on the outskirts of Pittsburgh…they definitely are Gobs!

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  354. kris on July 11, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    PA girl-here in our parts they are Gobs – my favorite is the pumpkin gob that comes out during fall in Amish country – those Amish woman make the best gobs hands down

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  355. Danielle on July 11, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Right across the border in Ohio they’re Whoopie Pies. So far, pumpkin whoopie pies are my fave but this S’mores recipe just might replace it!

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  356. Bran on July 12, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Totally Whoopie Pie!! My fave is red velvet – CLASSIC!!!!

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  357. Dvora on July 12, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Never heard them called gobs before, but we called them devil dogs – like the Drake’s cake – when they had marshmallow in the filling, and whoopie pies when they were straight up vanilla cream.

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  358. How To Eat A Cupcake on July 12, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I was speed-scrolling trying to catch up on my Google reader, and these pictures stopped my dead in my tracks! GAH! Heaven! I’m totally making these this week when my aunt and cousins come to visit! 😀

    Sucks that I missed the deadline! :(

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  359. Michelle on July 12, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    I have only known them as Whoopie Pies! My favorite flavor is the classic chocolate with marshmallow filling!!

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  360. Brittany on July 13, 2010 at 10:25 am

    They definitley are the rage at the moment! I wanted to do red/white/blue ones for Bastille Day (french holiday) but did more authentic French things instead :)

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  361. Jen @ How To: Simplify on July 13, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I have to admit that I don’t believe I’ve ever had a whoopie pie. *gasp* I can’t wait to give it a try!

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  362. Dianne Chadwick on July 14, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I lived in Pittsburgh in the 80’s and forgot that they call these ‘gobs.’ Thanks for this post! (I call them Whoopie Pies, though, even though they are sold as “Moon Pies.”) Great post!

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  363. Jen on August 17, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I made these and they were okay, but I prefer the traditional chocolate with white filling ones.

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  364. Joahna on October 25, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I live in Kazakhstan, where I am the principal of an international school. We can’t get Marshmallow fluff – but can get jet puffed Marshmallows. Is there any way to modify the marshmallow filling so that marshmallows can be used?

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  365. Kimberly on March 1, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I don’t like using processed foods, so I made my own marshmallow fluff. The second I added the shortening, it completely deflated. I had to add a ton of extra powdered sugar to save the consistency and even then, it was too runny. Just posting so anyone else thinking about using homemade knows what’s coming! I think next time I’m just going to put mini marshmallows on top of the ganache and broil it.

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  366. Ali O'Brien on March 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    For me, they’ve never been Whoopie Pies or Gobs – they’re a cookie sandwich! That sounds much more nutritious.

    I prefer the basic chocolate (like an oreo), but it’s also the only way I’ll eat oatmeal cookies. But I must say, these S’mores Whoopie Pies might become my favorite!

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  367. Tiffany on March 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I’ve tried looking for the graham flour and can not find it. I really, really want to try this recipe out. Can you tell me where I may be able to find this type of flour?

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  368. Rachel on April 1, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I couldn’t find graham flour, either – even at Mrs Green’s, an all natural grocery near me. So I improvised, and processed some Mi-Del organic graham crackers in the Cuisinart. And I used good milk chocolate chips for the ganache, since when I do s’mores on a campout, I use good ol’ Hershey’s milk chocolate – so I wanted that same flavor. It worked great. These are definitely on my make again list. Tks for sharing!

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  369. Carmella on April 14, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I was wondering if you could substitute the graham flour for a different one because I can’t find it anywhere!!??

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    • Michelle on April 15th, 2011 at 11:34 am

      Hi Carmella – It is available online at King Arthur Flour, but if you’d rather not order, it sounds like a reader above had good luck processing graham crackers in the food processor and using that instead.

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  370. wanda cool on June 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    the smore whoopie pie was really good. i just had to make them and try them when i read about them on the site. thats a whoopie pie also something that is really good use ur favorite cookie and have a cookie whoopie thanks

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  371. Bronwyn on July 18, 2011 at 7:09 am

    I am from South Africa and recently stumbled upon your blog – it is beyond fabulous!!!
    Please could you tell me what the following is:
    Marshmallow Fluff (or other prepared marshmallow cream)?
    I have never seen this in our stores before and wondered if you could tell me what I could use as a substitute?

    Tx a mil!

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  372. Julie on August 1, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Hi

    The recipe requires confectioners’ sugar for the marshmallow filling, can I just use granulated sugar instead?

    Thanks

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    • Michelle on August 1st, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      Hi Julie, You can’t really sub granulated sugar here because it won’t dissolve into the mixture the way powdered sugar will.

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  373. Courtney on September 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I only know them as Whoopie pies, and I just found out what they were about a month ago while watching Food Network. I have never had one and I was thinking about trying to make some my family :) They look so good!

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  374. Rachel on October 14, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I am so frustrated! I make your recipes ALL the time, and have great success with each and every one – except these!! I have made these three times now, and the last two times the whoopie/cookies were flat as boards. I just don’t get it. The first time, I had domes of beautiful graham whoopies, and these last two times I have flat, greasy, crumbly chewie halves. I can barely bring myself to waste a half a pound of good chocolate on these. The first flop, I threw out the cookies. But now, I am trying again, and the same! What do you think went wrong?

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    • Michelle on October 15th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

      Hmm might have something to do with your leavener, or if you are greasing the cookie sheets instead of using parchment. If everything else is the same, I’m not sure why else they would turn out fine one time and flat the others.

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  375. Mel on May 10, 2013 at 5:28 am

    I love whoopies

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  376. Leticia on September 14, 2015 at 9:39 am

    I love whoopie pies! My favorite is the chocolate peppermint!

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  377. chris on December 27, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    These are good but not like a smore very much

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