And I like when people not from New England look at you with that puzzled look, "what pies?" They're delicious, messy and cute, all things I look for in a dessert. My mother recently gave us a mini whoopie pie maker, knowing that while my small NYC apartment doesn't have room for too many excess kitchen appliances I would be thrilled to have anything which I could associate with my home state.
So today I broke it out for the first time and debated over which kind to make. My personal favorite it pumpkin with cream cheese filling but I wouldn't dare to compete with my friend's mom who makes them the best. So I went traditional.
There was a bit too much shortening in the filling (whoopie pies are one dessert where you really can't substitute the crisco and maintain the true whoopie integrity), so I shall have to continue to experiment. But I was super pleased with the cuteness factor. Enjoy!