Strawberries & Cream Whoopie Pies

by Marla on April 13, 2011 · 144 comments

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Pink Easter Bunny rabbit on gluten free whoopie pie. Honestly I never thought I would be posting whoopie pies on my blog. I was never a huge fan of them. Not sure why, I mean they are two cakey cookies with gobs of creamy frosting in the center. That is sure tempting. If offered a choice I go for layer cake way before a whoopie pie. Until now. These little creamy, strawberry cookie-cakes rock my world. The fabulous news – they are filled with great for you ingredients.

Whoopie pies with fresh strawberries on a blue fancy plate.

Is this little dessert a cake or a cookie? They are something in between. Let’s say a soft cookie sandwich that gives way to a creamy sweet frosting, filling. Nice!

Guilt free, low fat, sugar free strawberries and cream whoopie pies

I ohh and ahh whenever I look at whoopie pies online. They are really pretty and happy, plus they have that cute name and all. As most of you know, I don’t eat traditional sweets any more. They taste great, are fun to gaze upon – but they just don’t make me feel good. In true Family Fresh Cooking style I have lightened up, cut out the sugar and come up with a dang good recipe for this sweet treat, with no sacrifice in flavor.

Gluten Free whoopie pies with strawberry sauce

Gluten free rice flour and finely ground corn flour create such a fabulously textured cookie. They almost melt in your mouth. The crumb is fine and yet the cookies are dense enough to stay together to make a sandwich with a sweet strawberry cream cheese filling.

Bright colored easter animal cupcake toppers on whoopie pies

Having extra strawberry sauce is always nice too. Dip your little pies in it, enjoy it over ice cream, greek yogurt or sauce up your favorite breakfast. With hints of spring everywhere and Easter around the corner I am so excited to break out the brighter colored clothes, accessories and kitschy table top goodies. How cute are these juicy colored animal cupcake toppers?

Cute Easter themed whoopie pies with bunny cupcake topper.

Strawberries & Cream Whoopie Pies

Yield: 15 whoopie pies

Strawberries & Cream Whoopie Pies

Ingredients

    Whoopie Pies
  • 16 ounces fresh Strawberries, cleaned and cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 3/4 cup Corn Flour
  • 1 cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 large Egg, whisked
  • 1/2 cup fat free Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted Butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup Strawberry Purée (from above)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened, light Coconut Milk
  • 2 1/2 to 3 droppers full of Vanilla Stevia Drops or adjust to taste
  • Cream Cheese Filling
  • 6 ounces light, whipped Cream Cheese
  • Vanilla Stevia Drops to taste (or any natural sweetener, Maple, Honey, Agave etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon Strawberry Sauce (from above)
  • Optional Garnish
  • crushed Freeze-Dried Strawberries

Method

    Strawberry Sauce
  • In a medium saucepan combine strawberries and water. Heat over medium high heat until boiling, reduce heat and simmer for about 8 minutes. Berries should be soft and saucy. Remove pan from heat and let the sauce cool. Purée in a blender or food processor until smooth. Store sauce in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Whoopie Pies
  • Pre-heat oven to 350?F with the rack in the middle. Line a 18x13 inch cookie sheet pan with parchment paper or Silpat liner. Whisk together all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Combine all wet ingredients in another bowl adding stevia drops last so you can adjust to taste. Mix well, so there are no lumps. Combine wet and dry ingredients until you have a smooth batter.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon of batter, place on cookie sheet and shape cookies into slightly flattened, round discs with your hands. Clean hands periodically as the batter is sticky. Bake cookies for about 10 minutes until lightly browned on the bottom. Let cool a bit and them transfer to racks.
  • Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling
  • Combine whipped cream cheese, strawberry purée and sweeten to taste.
  • Assembly
  • Take a cookie, pipe on some cream cheese filling on the flat side. Top with the flat side of another cookie to make a sandwich. Sprinkle crushed freeze dried strawberries on top if desire. Finished pies can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to a few days. You can also pipe as needed.
  • Notes
  • If you don't have strawberries,try blueberries or raspberries instead. I bet they would be fabulous!
  • I am in love with brown rice flour, but if you cannot find it feel free to use gluten free oat flour instead.
  • This recipe will yield a lot of strawberry sauce. Use the rest as a sauce to drizzle over these pies, add to yogurt parfaits,sauce up your pancakes or french toast. Also great stirred into oatmeal.
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Thanks for all of your entries. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Brandy from Nutmeg Nanny.

Let’s embrace the whoopie pie together, shall we? Just because I love you I am going to order a Whoopie Pies cookbook for one lucky reader. Isn’t it cute? This giveaway will close on Sunday, April 17th at midnight PST. Open to residents of the USA only. To enter please do one or more of the following and be sure to leave a separate comment per entry.

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1 Paula Thomas April 13, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I’m already a fan on Facebook. :)

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2 Paula Thomas April 13, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Am now following you on twitter.

-@gapey

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3 Paula Thomas April 13, 2011 at 8:41 pm

It’s hard to say what my fav is because I’ve only actually ever had them once but I do have a pic of it! http://www.flickr.com/photos/gapey/4750520151/ This was a zucchini whoopie pie and it was delish! Would love to make some myself.

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4 Marla April 13, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Paula: Thanks so much for sharing that link! Awesome that those are zuke whoopie pies. I must make a recipe like that.

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5 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 13, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Marla these look amazing!! The photography is just out of this world. And arent you just Miss Thinking Ahead shooting with Easter bunnies/props in advance of Easter.

I am chuckling, too, b/c as I type this I am looking at your beautiful family, then a Pillsbury ad, then a risque Fredericks of Hollywood ad on your sidebar. haha! Wonder if they have anything whoopie oriented for Easter :)

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6 Marla April 14, 2011 at 5:38 am

Averie: Amazing what ends up on my sidebar ads. I have never seen the one for Fredericks of Hollywood. Hilarious! Perhaps I need to adjust my settings – but that adds some spunk, yes? Maybe they are selling sassy Easter costumes over there, saw the word “whoopie” and came running over. Go figure. I think their models need to hold some strawberry whoopie pies as props. Hmmm.
Yes, I do think waaayy ahead of the holidays for props, recipes, styling etc. By the time the actual holiday rolls around I am so over it! lol. xo

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7 Jenny Flake April 13, 2011 at 10:13 pm

What a festive adorable recipe! Love those little bunnies and whoopie pies! I keep seeing that book, looks like a fun one :) Lovely photos!!

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8 Cellabella April 13, 2011 at 10:41 pm

My favorite whoopie pie is the classic chocolate with vanilla cream filling inside, how can you ever go wrong with that! :)

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9 Rosa April 13, 2011 at 10:45 pm

I really have to make whoopie pies. I’m sure I’d love them… Yours look so pretty and delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

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10 Min {Honest Vanilla} April 13, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I love whoopies! And a healthy version? That I must try! :)

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11 Ally @ Sweet & Savory April 13, 2011 at 11:24 pm

The best whoopie pie I ever had was a pumpkin one with cream cheese frosting…yum!

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12 Heavenly Housewife April 13, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Just adorable, what a fabulously fun spring treat!
*kisses* HH

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13 Heather April 14, 2011 at 3:11 am

Oh my goodness gracious! I’m loving this lightened-up version of whoopie pies! Those animal toppers are waaaay cute.

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14 Marla April 14, 2011 at 5:00 am

Heather: When I saw those little animal toppers my mind started racing with possibilities! They make me smile BIG :)

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15 Caroline @ chocolate and carrots April 14, 2011 at 5:05 am

I’ve never made whoppie pies, so this book will come in handy to get me rollin’! :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

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16 Joanne April 14, 2011 at 5:31 am

I think my problem with most whoopie pies is that they end up coming out super dry. And they are not a cupcake. Major downfall.

Yours definitely look delicious! I love all of these strawberry recipes you’ve been coming up with lately!

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17 Marla April 14, 2011 at 5:34 am

Joanne: Can you tell I am somewhat addicted to strawberries? Thank goodness they are in abundance and locally grown here in CA. We go through many containers each month. I have many strawberry posts lined up – think I need to pace myself :)

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18 brandi@BranAppetit April 14, 2011 at 5:50 am

those are so cute! and I’m about to be obsessed with strawberries again (once they’re in season here) so this is perfect :)

My favorite that I’ve made are these molasses cream pie cookies – so good!

http://www.branappetit.com/2010/11/01/scratch-made-molasses-cream-pie-cookies/

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19 brandi@BranAppetit April 14, 2011 at 5:50 am

i follow you on twitter!

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20 brandi@BranAppetit April 14, 2011 at 5:50 am

and follow on FB :)

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21 Debby G. April 14, 2011 at 6:12 am

My favorite whoopie pie, so far, is the classic chocolate. The only other flavor I have tried so far is pumpkin. Would love to try experimenting with other flavors. You’re strawberry whoopie pies look great!
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Whoopie-Pies-107615

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22 Marla April 14, 2011 at 7:15 am

Debby: I am so on the chocolate and pumpkin combo. Would love to post them even though the weather is getting warmer. Perhaps I will wait until the fall. Thanks for the link!

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23 Kay April 14, 2011 at 6:25 am

These are adorable! My favorite whoopie pies are classic chocolate/vanilla, or red velvet/cream cheese!

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24 Kay April 14, 2011 at 6:26 am

I am following you on Twitter @kay819

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25 Kay April 14, 2011 at 6:26 am
26 Noelle April 14, 2011 at 6:30 am

I have never actually had a whoopie pie! Yikes right?

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27 Marla April 14, 2011 at 7:14 am

Noelle: Sounds like now is the time to try them, yes?? xo

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28 Noelle April 14, 2011 at 6:31 am

I follow you on Twitter @singerinkitchen

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29 Noelle April 14, 2011 at 6:32 am
30 Kristen April 14, 2011 at 6:33 am

Would you believe I’ve never had a whoopie pie? These look pretty darn delicious though!

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31 Marla April 14, 2011 at 7:14 am

Kristin: You gotta try them. I can only imagine the fun you would have with the kids making whoopie pies at home! By the way, just received my prize package from Westminster Crackers from your fab Soup-a-palooza event. My kids are loving them! HUGE amazing package with all kinds of goodies. Ties in perfectly with all the cheese I received from Kerrygold the day before!

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32 Nicole, RD April 14, 2011 at 6:34 am

Whoopie pies have never interested me either…until now. These look amazing, Marla!

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33 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} April 14, 2011 at 6:36 am

I don’t think I’ve ever had a whoopie pie. Is that weird? Yours look beautiful, though!

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34 Marla April 14, 2011 at 7:10 am

Mareya: That’s not weird. As I mention in this post, they are usually something I avoid – until now. They are super popular these days though. Lots of books, blog posts and fascination with this vintage treat. I think I am gonna go on a guilt-free whoopie pie kick!

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35 Deliciously Organic April 14, 2011 at 6:46 am

These look beautiful! My favorite is the classic chocolate with vanilla filling. Every year I’ll make the recipe from Cooks Country and the kids go crazy. These would be fantastic at breakfast!

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36 Marla April 14, 2011 at 7:12 am

Carrie: How neat! “Cooks Country?” OK, I have not a clue what that is, but if your girls go crazy for them then I KNOW they are fabulous! Yes, these would be perfect at breakfast and the great thing is there would be no sugar crashes after. xo

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37 Squeaky Gourmet April 14, 2011 at 7:00 am

darn i just got back from the market and then saw this recipe–now I know what to make this weekend! YUM! Great idea–can’t wait to try it out!

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38 Esi April 14, 2011 at 7:44 am

Love making whoopie pies for a party!

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39 Maria April 14, 2011 at 7:45 am

Super cute whoopie pies!

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40 shannon a April 14, 2011 at 7:48 am

I love red velvet anything!! especially whoopie pies.

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41 shannon a April 14, 2011 at 7:49 am

I follow you on twitter! :)

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42 shannon a April 14, 2011 at 7:49 am

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43 The Duo Dishes April 14, 2011 at 7:51 am

The cornmeal is a great idea. You can see how the crumb shapes up due to the gritty texture. That’s a fun feel on the tongue with a creamy filling. We’ve only made whoopie pies twice–once, sweet, the other savory. The first time was a classic red velvet, and they were definitely good. Perhaps savory is more fun though. You may not feel as guilty eating them. http://www.duodishes.com/recipe/special-events/los-angeles-avocado-takedown/

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44 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather April 14, 2011 at 8:06 am

These are the cutest spring whoopie pies! I’ve never actually eaten any homemade whoopie pies. I remember seeing a recipe for pumpkin whoopie pies that sounded amazing for the cooler months.

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45 Marla April 14, 2011 at 8:54 am

Heather: Gotta tell you I am still tempted to whip up a batch of pumpkin whoopie pies even as the weather heats up. Can’t get enough pumpkin over here girl! Or sweet potato for that matter.

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46 Michelle April 14, 2011 at 8:14 am

I love pumpkin whoopie pies with a cream cheese frosting filling!

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47 Maris (In Good taste) April 14, 2011 at 8:21 am

These are so adorable!

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48 Amanda April 14, 2011 at 8:41 am

These are wonderful Marla… something I could feel good about giving to the kids! :)

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49 Lisa April 14, 2011 at 8:55 am

Since it’s spring, right now I like anything lemon :)

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50 Lisa April 14, 2011 at 8:56 am

I follow in my Reader.

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51 Lisa April 14, 2011 at 8:57 am

I follow on Twitter as fink_girl

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52 Miranda April 14, 2011 at 9:21 am

I’m a facebook fan

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53 Miranda April 14, 2011 at 9:22 am

I subscribe via email

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54 Miranda April 14, 2011 at 9:23 am

I like chocolate on the outside and vanilla on the inside.

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55 Kalynn April 14, 2011 at 9:36 am

My favorite whoopie pies are red velvet with cream cheese filling, but these look delicious, too!

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56 Kalynn April 14, 2011 at 9:37 am

I already follow you on Twitter! @kalynn5

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57 Kalynn April 14, 2011 at 9:38 am

I also just “Stumble’d” this post!

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58 Kalynn April 14, 2011 at 9:40 am

And finally I just tweeted about the giveaway! Thanks for giving us the chance to win!

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59 Angie's Recipes April 14, 2011 at 9:45 am

Those whoopie pies look so lovely, esp. the one decorated with Easter rabbit.

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60 Heather April 14, 2011 at 9:48 am

Thank you so much for adapting this recipe! I have several co-workers who are sensitive to gluten, so I’m always on the search for recipes I can take for work pot-lucks to include them. This is so fantastic! THANK YOU!

I’ve never had a whoopie pie, but the red velvet ones taunt me from the bakery case at Starbucks!

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61 vicki April 14, 2011 at 9:56 am

i don’t think i ever had a whoopie pie. i would love to try them.

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62 vicki April 14, 2011 at 9:56 am

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63 vicki April 14, 2011 at 9:57 am

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64 Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets April 14, 2011 at 10:49 am

So cute and festive and yummy =)

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65 Kelly April 14, 2011 at 11:07 am

A friend and I just made our first whoopie pies (carrot cake) last week! They were more “cookie” than “cake” in texture. I’d like to attempt some different flavors and/or adjust the recipe to see if I can make it lighter, while still holding its form. The cookbook would be GREAT!!

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66 Katrina April 14, 2011 at 11:27 am

These are simply the cutest! Love this recipe :)

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67 Lauren (Diary of a Vegan Girl) April 14, 2011 at 11:42 am

Marla, these are way too cute! I wish I could eat them, they look delicious!

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68 Kimberly Fears April 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm

These look amazing – really first time I’m tempted to try whoopie pies. I have recently cut way back on sugar and am looking for some new treats to try. Thanks for making a much healthier version.
I follow you on facebook.

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69 Lauren at Keep It Sweet April 14, 2011 at 12:36 pm

These are adorable! I actually haven’t found a favorite whoopie pie yet but I imagine it would have chocolate and peanut butter or cream cheese icing!

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70 Lynda Clark April 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm

My favorite whoopie pie recipe was a traditional one that I found in an old Amish cookbook at a used bookstore. Unfortunately, I have since lost the recipe due to several moves. Your gluten-free recipe looks yummy.

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71 Marla April 14, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Lynda: Hope you stumble upon that Amish recipe again someday. Sounds like it was wonderful. I am wondering what flavor it was?

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72 Lynda Clark April 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I am already subscribing to your emails and look forwards to each posting.

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73 Lynda Clark April 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I am following you on Face Book.

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74 Lynda Clark April 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm

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75 Lynda Clark April 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I am following you on twitter.

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76 Mimi Bolduc Graham April 14, 2011 at 1:22 pm

I am already a fan of you on Facebook. I will try these strawberry ones then the blueberry ones. I love rhubarb, I may try that too.

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77 Marla April 14, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Mimi: Love the idea of rhubarb! It could easily be used in this recipe instead of or with the strawberries. A nice rhubarb dipping sauce would be tasty too,

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78 Mimi Bolduc Graham April 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm

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79 the urban baker April 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Whoopie Pies – I could totally hang with that! I love all the Spring elements as well as the use of corn flour! I LOVE watching you evolve!

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80 Amanda April 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Mine is the classic chocolate cake with vanilla filling, traditional , but so good!

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81 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. April 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm

super cute! Love these!

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82 chelsy ethridge April 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Very Vanilla by my Local http://www.sweetwitchwhoopies.com/menu.html. It is an original vanilla cake made with Mexican vanilla with a homemade madagascar vanilla bean frosting. Melt in my mouth…I need a glass of milk!

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83 Marla April 14, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Chelsy: Those very vanilla whoopie pies sound awesome! Vanilla bean is a very happy thing indeed. Thanks for the link.

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84 Maria @ Scandifoodie April 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm

These are my favourite whoopie pies, gluten-free too which is just perfect!

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85 Miranda D April 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm

My favorite are pumpkin spice whoopie pies.

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86 Miranda D April 14, 2011 at 5:34 pm

I stumbled this post.

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87 thatssoron April 14, 2011 at 5:39 pm

the food and the photos looks awesome!

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88 Liz - Meal Makeover Mom April 14, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I have to laugh because Janice and I spent all day Tuesday cooking up a healthy whoopie pie of our own. Ours features pumpkin puree … and when we post the recipe (still tweaking), we’ll be sure to link to your recipe. Not too many healthy whoopies out there (most I saw online use shortening). I have not used corn flour before. Where do you buys yours?

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89 Marla April 14, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Liz: I get my corn flour at either Whole Foods or my favorite local natural foods store “Mother’s Market.” I always buy Bob’s Red Mill brand, great quality & the easiest to find too. Can’t wait to see your whoopie pies. I gotta pumpkin one in the works too!

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90 Shaina April 14, 2011 at 7:54 pm

These look just lovely, Marla. Perfect for strawberry season!

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91 Baking Serendipity April 14, 2011 at 8:01 pm

I didn’t know you could make whoopie pies with good for you ingredients! Yours look gorgeous…and make me extra happy :) Awesome giveaway!

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92 Jennifer (Savor) April 14, 2011 at 8:16 pm

My Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are my fav.

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93 Betty @ scrambled hen fruit April 14, 2011 at 8:53 pm

My favorite is still probably the traditional chocolate with vanilla filling, but those strawberry ones look really delicious!

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94 Lisa @ www.bakedinmaine.com April 14, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Oooh Marla~ These whoopie pies look freakin’ fabulous!!!!

I LOVE strawberries and I love your choice of ingredients, like rice flour. Nice!

Super healthy sigh me up!!

You know I’m your BIGEST fan! :)

~Lisa
xoxo

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95 kimberlycun April 15, 2011 at 12:20 am

these whoopie pies are too cute to not be made! thanks for sharing the recipe marla, you have a beautiful blog!

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96 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen April 15, 2011 at 1:13 am

I’ve fallen in love with Whoopie Pies recently, they combine the best of a cake and a cookie together in one. My favorite is the traditional chocolate with vanilla filling.

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97 Julia April 15, 2011 at 3:57 am

The only whoopie pie I’ve had is chocolate with vanilla cream filling.

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98 Julia April 15, 2011 at 3:57 am

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99 Julia April 15, 2011 at 3:58 am

I already subscribe to your newsletter. :)

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100 fooddreamer April 15, 2011 at 4:52 am

I’d never heard of whoopie pies until moving to the US. I think all the wonderful flavour combinations popping up these days are a lot of fun!

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101 Amy @ A Little Nosh April 15, 2011 at 9:13 am

I have never had a whoopie pie. I’m afraid that if I eat one, I’ll eat three.

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102 Cara April 15, 2011 at 9:19 am

These are just adorable, Marla! I honestly haven’t eaten many whoopies pies and I’ve only made them once, so I guess that would be my favorite – pumpkin with cream cheese filling!

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103 megan @ whatmegansmaking April 15, 2011 at 10:58 am

My favorite are pumpkin whoopie pies! I haven’t tried too many flavors though…I need to work on that :)

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104 megan @ whatmegansmaking April 15, 2011 at 10:59 am

and I follow you on twitter

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105 Abbie April 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Not sure I’ve actually ever had a whoopie pie!

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106 Danielle April 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

My favorite whoopie pies are the classic chocolate cake/vanilla cream combo. And it must be from Maine.

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107 Danielle April 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I stumbledupon your post!

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108 Danielle April 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I subscribed to your RSS feed!

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109 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Wow, Marla, these are so cute and I can’t believe how delicious they look for a gluten-free baked treat! Wonderful job on them, and what a creative idea for all these juicy California strawberries cropping up in the markets. Let’s see… my favorite whoopie pie would have to be a friend’s gingerbread with cream cheese frosting creation. Pretty good, but I bet these would even top those!

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110 Marla April 15, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Georgia: Now you have me craving gingerbread whoopie pies. I must develop a recipe for those. I want to explore tons of flavors. I just love making these! I am smitten with gluten free flours. Really liking the flavors and texture much more than the whole wheat pastry flour I usually use. Corn, oat and brown rice flours are a bit more neutral and adapt to flavors better. LOVE the brown rice flour – it will be showing up around here a lot more.

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111 Damaris @Kitchen Corners April 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I don’t think I have ever had a whoopie pie. Marla, can I just say that your pictures keep getting better and better. You are truly amazing.

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112 Marla April 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Damaris: Thank you so much my friend! You are such a sweetheart & really make me smile. I am having so much fun with my clicks – besides those little plastic animals made me oh so happy :)

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113 MelodyJ April 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I wish I could tell you my fav. I haven’t try them yet. But I think I would love flavors like Chocolate, Vanilla and Peanut Butter.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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114 Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food April 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I’ve never been a big whoopie pie fan either, largely, I suppose, because of all that frosting in the middle. But, in your smart and super-talented way, you really have turned this kid favorite into a healthy, delicious treat that anyone (including me!) would love. So happy to see strawberries in the mix here too.

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115 Marla April 15, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Barbara: I think these could convert you. I never need to get my hands on a traditional whoopie pie, really not my thing at all. Yes, these are perfect for adults and kids and won’t leave you feeling all sugared up.

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116 Nutmeg Nanny April 15, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Delicious looking whoopie pie! I love that strawberry sauce…yum!

I love the giveaway too. Such a fun book. My favorite whoopie pie is pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting…yum!

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117 Nutmeg Nanny April 15, 2011 at 7:52 pm

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118 Nutmeg Nanny April 15, 2011 at 7:52 pm

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119 Nutmeg Nanny April 15, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I tweeted your giveaway

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120 Nutmeg Nanny April 15, 2011 at 7:53 pm

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121 Sue April 15, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Marla, I have made some red velvet sandwich cookies, and smore’s macarons, which both ended up LOOKING like whoopie pies, but I’ve never made (or eaten) a true whoopie pie!?!
I would be happy just to gaze upon yours~your photos are sublime:)

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122 Marla April 16, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Thanks Sue! Sounds like if you took some frosting and layered it in between your red velvet sandwich cookies and smore’s macarons you would have yourself some mighty tasty whoopie pies.

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123 grace April 15, 2011 at 11:43 pm

why can’t strawberry season be eternal? :)
my favorite whoopie pies are composed of carrot cake cookies with cream cheese innards.

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124 Marla April 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Grace: It sure would be nice if strawberry season was everlasting. Alas, sometimes we just need to turn to apple, pears, pomegranates and fall-winter fruits ;) Carrot cake whoopie pies have gotta be a win and that is all there is to it.

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125 Amanda April 16, 2011 at 12:15 am

I follow you on FB. :)

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126 Kiran April 16, 2011 at 10:08 am

I’ve never had a whoopie pie before, and this looks so delicious. Need some :)

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127 Carrie April 16, 2011 at 6:22 pm

LOVE banana whoopie pies with any sort of filling… banana is a great base for chocolate, cream cheese, caramel, vanilla, almond… etc. Yum! Can’t wait to try these when strawberries are more seasonal here!

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128 Marla April 16, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Carrie: Banana must happen oh so soon, it does pair well with all the ingredients you mentioned. Love the texture and flavor it adds to baked goods.

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129 SMITH BITES!! April 16, 2011 at 7:41 pm

So pretty and delicate – and seriously, what’s not to love about strawberry & cream cheese??!!!

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130 Miri Leigh April 16, 2011 at 8:09 pm

These are adorable and look so tasty! Thanks for sharing!

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131 Cookin' Canuck April 16, 2011 at 9:27 pm

You have such a talent for lightening things up, Marla. These look so tempting and I love that they don’t contain any of the bad stuff.

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132 Lexi April 17, 2011 at 9:53 am

Thanks for the friendship. Love your blog. I just stumbled it!

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133 Lexi April 17, 2011 at 9:55 am

My favorite type is my families recipe of pumpkin whoopie pies.

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134 Jess April 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I didn’t know there was such thing as guilt-free strawberry cream cheese whoopie pies but…. I’m kind of glad there is!!

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135 Marla April 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Jess: I was very glad when I discovered I could make a guilt-free whoopie pie too! Yay for invention and determination!!

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136 DessertForTwo April 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Ooh! Such a fun giveaway! Thanks :)

My favorite whoopie pie is red velvet with cream cheese filling, of course!

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137 DessertForTwo April 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I just gave you the thumbs up on Stumble since you already stumble shared this with me. Does that count? If not, it’s ok :)

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138 DessertForTwo April 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I follow you in Twitter :)

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139 DessertForTwo April 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm

And I’m a fan on Facebook too!

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140 Sunny Hernandez April 20, 2011 at 3:12 pm

These whoopie pies are so cute! What a great healthy alternative :)

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141 Susie April 24, 2011 at 9:47 am

I love your photos! You are an amazing photographer!

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142 Clinton May 5, 2011 at 7:34 am

You know I’ve never had a whoopie pie before. However, these strawberry cream cheese whoopie pies might change all that. Gorgeous shots Marla!

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143 LaurieJ April 29, 2012 at 10:06 am

This recipe sounds yummy!!

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