I was at the bread store(not a bakery, just a bread store - weird, I know) with my BFF the other day when she picked up a packaged whoopie pie and asked, "What's this?" I glanced over and said, "It's a Whoopie Pie," but with a 'Well, duh' inflection. What? How does one get to be
40 something somewhere over 29 and not have ever seen or heard of a Whoopie Pie? Obviously I didn't buy one because we're gluten free and I'm sure it was laden with preservatives and such. But, I did think about Whoopie Pies all week long, because you know how I obsess about food once a suggestion has been made. I finally broke down and made some yesterday.
I like using Mori-Nu Mates pudding mix for adding a decadent richness to cakes. I then added 1/4 cup of hot water and 1 tablespoon agave nectar. The batter will be quite thick. I dropped the batter in 1/4 cup circles on a parchment lined cookie sheet 3 inches apart.
The filling I used for the whoopie pies is the same swiss meringue cream recipe that I used for my almond macaroons. Using the full meringue recipe will allow you to generously fill the whoopie pies. Spread 1/3 cup frosting on the flat side of half of the cookies and cover with the flat side of another cookie.