After posting about Mattie Cake booing me again, I got several comments asking about her Oreos. People wanted to know if they were Whoopie Pies that she had booed me with.
Mattie Cake and I both said "Whoopie Pies? What's a Whoopie Pie?"
Next, I googled it, of course. And I found out that yes, basically Mattie Cake's Oreos are Whoopie Pies. Looking at the many recipes for Whoopie Pies out there, I've decided that I'll stick with this one from Mattie Cake because it's super easy. It uses cake mix and canned frosting, so it's a perfect last minute treat that you can make from stuff you keep in your pantry.
At least stuff I keep in my pantry.
Anyway, from my googling, I found that Whoopie Pies are also called gobs, black and whites, or bobs, and they are traditional to the Pennsylvania Dutch culture. They're made of two small, chocolate cake like cookies, with a frosting sandwiched between them.
Enough talk though, just make them so you can try them and then you'll know what all the fuss is about, because they're delicious.