S’mores Whoopie Pies

I don’t presume to think that everyone who comes to visit me here on my internet space actually READS what I write.

I am sure the majority of people don’t, actually.

A quick glance at the sugary treats and they are on to more important web-business like facebooking and pinteresting and twittering.

Yep, that was totally a shameless plug for all my social media hang-outs.  Sorry.



So anyway, I decided to do an experiment.

Because without coming across as too bratty, I can mostly tell when you leave comments here and you haven’t read what I wrote.

Which is cool.   I mean, I know you guys all have lives that go beyond me.  I cry a little at the thought, but I know it to be true.


But sometimes you guys make it so obvious.

While, I am NOT a secret agent who has Inspector Gadget-type spy stuff…I use pretty a simple process of elimination-style investigative tricks.

For example, I am certain you must not have read my post if you leave a comment asking me where I bought a particular item that I have linked to 40 times in said post.

Just a guess.

Another tactic of mine to catch the non-readers is when I  write stories that are really ridiculous.  I mean, remember that time I wrestled an electric eel, who bit me and made me glow?  So now I power my house with my finger.  It’s pretty awesome…a totally earth-friendly way to save electricity.

The reason I know you didn’t read that is because you don’t even mention it in your comment.  I get that the sugary treats are distracting, but seriously, I am now ELECTRIC.  That’s definitely comment-worthy.

Ok, fine.  I’m kidding, that didn’t happen.  I’m not electric.  Honestly I try not to go in the ocean at all.  It’s filled with crittery-critters who basically live life proving the idiom, “don’t poop where you eat”, wrong.  And since mixing poop with pleasure is against my religion, that explains my aversion to the ocean.


Don’t get me wrong I love your comments and wish more people would write them.

Alls I’m saying is that maybe if you’re going to take the time to write me a love note, make it a cool love note.  Don’t be scared to tell me what you’re thinking.  I mean, unless it’s really mean.  Because that wouldn’t be very nice.

True story, just yesterday I had someone leave me a comment telling me that I could graze their boob.  That really happened.  Read the comments on this post.  I’m not necessarily asking you to leave me suggestive commentary, but I felt the love on that one.


I really hope that didn’t come off as bratty.

Really you can do whatever… read, don’t read, whatever works for you, because honestly, I’m just glad you’re here 🙂


And to show you my love I am totally going to give you a sandwich cookie that will rock your world.

It’s a S’mores Whoopie Pie.

Which again, I SO didn’t invent.  This whole s’mores week has been a lesson in my mediocrity.  There are some smart people in the world and google tells me so on a daily basis.


S’mores Whoopie Pies.

Here’s what you do…

Crush some graham crackers up into a fine dust.

You’ll need a cup and a half, which is about 9 full crackers smushed.
Mix up your batter.
It will look like this…

Drop the batter by the tablespoon onto a lined baking sheet.

They will look like this when they are all baked up…

Next you have to make them happen. Flip half of them over…
Then melt up your milk chocolate bars and give one side of your sandwich a schmear.
Don’t neglect the other side. Cover him with some marshmallow buttercream.

That’s it! Squish those two lovebirds together and you’ll get this…
Isn’t she gorgeous?


S’mores Whoopie Pies


makes approx 20 whoopie pies


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup finely crushed graham crackers (about 9 whole crackers)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 6 (full sized, 1.55 oz) Hershey Bars
  • Marshmallow Buttercream


  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Combine graham cracker crumbs, flour, and baking powder in bowl, set aside.
  4. In a small bowl stir milk, vanilla, baking soda and vinegar together, set this aside also.
  5. In mixer beat butter and brown sugar together for 2 minutes at medium speed.
  6. Add eggs and continue to beat until incorporated evenly.
  7. Turn speed to low and slowly add in flour mixture and milk mixture. Turn mixer up to medium and beat for an additional 1 minute.
  8. Drop by heaping tablespoon sized portions onto lined baking sheet. Place the batter at least 2 inches apart, as the cookies spread during baking.
  9. Bake 8-10 minutes until cookies are set.
  10. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.
  11. When all cookies are baked, melt chocolate bars in microwave on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring after each 30 seconds. Continue until melted.
  12. Flip half of the cookies over and spoon a tablespoon sized portion of melted chocolate on the bottom, spreading to the edge of the cookie.
  13. Fill a piping bag or ziplock bag with prepared frosting and pipe frosting on the remaining, non-chocolate cookies. Leave room at the edge for the frosting to spread when sandwiched.
  14. Top your frosting side with the chocolate side.
  15. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days, refrigerate if desired


adapted from Whoopie Pies


178 Responses

  1. I was feeling bratty back to the point where I was just going to post “ooh, these look delicious” or something else inane, but such an obvious troll could be just as easily mistaken for another skimmer. Which I am not!


  2. I love your blog! You have the best recipes and I am totally living through your S’Mores recipes this week as I am on a diet and not allowed anything ooey, gooey, and delicious like your recipes look. But you better believe that I pinned them, started following you on Pinterest (I already follow you by reader), and will be making at least one of the recipes next week when I can have sugar again. Also I think it is pretty cool how you can power your whole house with your finger. 🙂

  3. Katie

    I always read what you write! I don’t actually have much time for baking and experimenting and such, so most of the entertainment is reading your witty little musing. They’re almost always a hoot and a half.

  4. Ash V

    Kill me now with these! Eels kind of freak me out and have ever since I had a nightmare about them. Whenever I mention to people that I hate eels they think it’s because of The Princess Bride, but it’s not. It’s because of a dream (which, by the way, the odds of me actually remembering my dreams are about 1 in a million, cause I couldn’t tell you the last dream I remember).

  5. I commented on yesterday’s post asking where you got the liners EVEN THOUGH I ALWAYS READ THE WHOLE THING!! and then i read today’s post, about how people ask you where you buy things when there are links, so I went back and looked at yesterday’s because i was SURE there was no way you linked to them and I missed it and……there it is. The link. Right before the recipe. Sigh. 🙂

  6. You’re electric – – COOL 😉 lol. I never thought about the under water swimming where the fishy’s poop – – that makes me question swimming :S. I’ll have to stay on the sand and eat all the picnic goodies.

    Can we talk about these whoopie pies – – YUUUUMMM!!

  7. Hahaha, this was a great post – not too bratty, but just enough! 😉 It’s okay to vent a little sometimes, after all – it’s your blog! I definitely understand where you’re coming from, though I’m guilty of not always reading posts myself. I don’t however, not read posts, but then comment on them. I tend to be a lurker – following tons of blogs and posts and commenting rarely.

    But here I am… trying new things. We’ll see if I can keep it up, because I do like the opportunity to take a moment to say:

    These whoopie pies look DELICIOUS. Your blog is AMAZING. And now I have to go do homework.


  8. Kasey

    I have been drooling over these since you posted a picture on instagram the other day. I think I must make them… As for reading your posts. I can’t visit you without reading. Your writing is what snagged me in the first place. The first post of yours I ever read was the one with “Sherry” and I think it was a Reese’s recipe. I damn near peed my pants I was laughing so hard. Anyway, I was hooked. Keep writing and I’ll keep reading!

  9. Clara

    Now, I may be new to posting comments on here, but I do follow your blog. And I don’t bake/cook/use any utensils in the kitchen. Therefore, I read for your wittiness and wonderful posts. I also read for your pictures that make me drool and super cool ideas. However, looking back to the smore’s cupcakes, I noticed that 23 out of 47 of your posts was actually about the story you wrote (boob grazing anyone?). So, HALF of your comments are about your stories. So, I don’t think people are only going on your website just to skim that stuff and just read the recipe. Brattiness is welcome, but I wanted to give you a different perspective.

  10. KellyR

    So we are going to the ocean in 2 weeks, and now all I can think about i getting attacked by electric eels.But think of how much you can save on your electric bill!

  11. cindy p

    i always (well mostly) read your posts! ….but your pictures are SO GOOD that sometimes i am not patient enough to read anything else, ’till i see how you’ve created that latest bit o’ sugar magic!!! …kinda like skipping dinner and diving right into the dessert…..do you blame me? well, thanks for your awesome sweets….and for making me laugh once in a while…..you print what i think and it makes me feel a little less bratty, myself. 😉

  12. Carla Yielding

    I NEVER skim your blog (just saying…) 🙂 Your witty words are whatyou make it so entertaining! I can get good recipes from lots of sources but I love yours the best cause they always make me giggle in some way. Must be your “electric” personality! Ha

  13. Sometimes the imaginary sugar high from your photos clogs my vision and all I can see are sugar plums dancing in my head and I suddenly think, “santa is that you???” Hey if you’re electric you may also be santa.

    Any who….the whoopie pies look amazing! Of course!

  14. true story i have never had a smore – i don’t know what they taste like – but i know that i want these in and around my mouth! marshmallow buttercream! are you trying to give me a panic attack with excitement – like wow!
    also i would like to be electric i think the first thing i would do would be buy and electric car then never charge it! then no one could steal it! ha!
    what was the first thing you did with your electric finger? did you pretend you were ET? that would also be cool. does it glow ? just wondered? (obviously your not actually electric – or are you and your trying to throw us off the scent so you don’t get mobbed like superheros do?)
    now i sound like a crazy rambling werido but the point is i totally get where you are coming from – the only comments i get are from my mum and then she rings me to tell me she has commented! making me feel loved and unloved buy other internets types peoples
    i love your blog and enjoy visiting so thanks for writing!

  15. Kristi

    Dude, I WISH I could light my home with the touch of an electric finger! That would be rad.
    I think these whoopie pies will be rad too. 🙂

  16. Michelle

    You may be able to power your house with your finger, but we both know I am the Golden Child (TM). Look for the trilogy soon. I’ll be eating all of your awesome recipes that I make as I create the masterpiece.

  17. Carol Milliron (@millic)

    I would love to hang out with you at a party, and not just because I think you’d bring good treats, but because I really enjoy the way you write. Gooey pictures with a side of snarkiness and a glass of milk? Yes please!

  18. alyssa

    i always read your posts! you are so freaking hilarious! and everything you make always looks so delicious! 🙂 thanks for the entertainment!

  19. Brenda

    I for one love your posts, and I bought a whoopie pan last year, so I am going to try these wonderfully delicious whoopie pies. Now you made me hungry to try these. And to try out my new pan again, I only used it one time, and now I am going for 2x’s, thank you for the post on this flavor of whoopi pies. Love it…

  20. Pam

    Eels freak me out and I avoid going into any body of water where there are things that might want to bite me. I cringe whenever I watch The Princess Bride and she gets brushed in the water by the shreaking eels.

    I’m so making these for our office afternoon treat cart.

  21. You are one of the few blogs I don’t skim, but actually read through. cause you are just hi-fricken-larous

    So is it horrible that when I got to the eel part I got the song “Electric slide” stuck in my head. Do do do do do do do It’s electric…

  22. Katherine

    Number 1 I love everything s’more so you’re making this the best birthday week ever! Number 2 we just did a biology project in my lab at ASU and poop is EVERYWHERE 🙁 sorry If that just ruined your life.

  23. ok, I will admitt I have skipped the full read sometimes but dang thats your fault for posting such yummy pictures that make me wanna get right to the recipe. Like this one today!
    so keep up the good work and the awesome pics too! YUMMY!

  24. Melinda

    I’m probably old enough to be your mama and am out of your demographic, but I discovered you a couple of months ago and am enjoying your bog. I read your entire posts!! For real!! Example, I don’t care for S’mores because I don’t like marshmallows (kinda makes me gag with all that white fluffiness), but I read your entire post anyway. Soooo….don’t cry darlin”. You have fans who read everything.

  25. Ooh… that drives me crazy. There’s this one person who is obviously subscribed to hundreds of blogs and leaves comments on basically every new post. Very standard comments.

    – You were in the hospital for a week and almost died? “Those look yummy! I have to make these!”
    – Your puppy was run over last night? “Wow! I can’t wait to make these!”
    – You found out you have cancer? “Great recipe! Will try later!”

    I wonder if she has a file and just copies and pastes these things.

    Ehem. Anyway, I don’t like smores or whoopie pies but I do love that first picture! And the cupcakes from the other day. I love the darkness in them. 🙂

  26. That cracked me up because it’s definitely the things I’m thinking without saying. I laughed my ass off at the fear of grazing the pedicurists’ boobs on your previous post by the way. I thought about it and it made me smile for hours afterwards. Just so you know 🙂

  27. I’m glad I’m not the only one who fears the ocean. Don’t get me wrong, I love being near it and listening to the waves…but going inside where all the THINGS are that brush up against your leg as soon as you’re not paying attention? No way.

    These pies are so adorable, I’ve been loving your s’mores week!!

  28. 1. Again– you’re photos are so lovely! Sometimes I can’t stop looking.

    2. I’m also super impressed with the genius of this dessert.

    3. I may not ever leave a comment inviting you to graze my boob, but yours is one of the few blogs that I actually do read instead of simply doing the “drool and pin.”


  29. So funny- I love your stories & just browse your baked goods because I cant bake for shit! I wish I could- but it’s just NOT in me.

    Your story is what got me to follow you the very first time I read one of your posts!
    I would be disappointed if you just posted your recipe & not a story!

  30. Your posts are the one thing that make me smile while I am toiling away at work all day!
    Yes, your recipes are always ridiculously awesome, but Iam here for my laugh out loud moment of the day! Thanks for that!!

  31. Angela

    You make me laugh! And for a second I definitely was like “eels can’t really make you electric, can they?” I won’t lie, I was a little concerned for your well-being. God forbid you were so afflicted with your electricity, you couldn’t post tasty treats. = )

  32. Andi

    I always ALWAYS read what you write! Don’t hate me, but I’ll admit that sometimes I don’t actually read the recipes. I always go through the step-by-step, but I have an irrational fear that once I read the recipe I’m going to go “that’s too easy NOT to make” and make them and then eat them all and when I weigh 1200 pounds I’ll have to tell my doctor that it’s your fault and then you’d be in trouble.
    So really it’s to your benefit that I skip the recipe part.
    And also, I have them delivered to my inbox and keep them all so that when I go “hey I really want to make those swiss cake roll things that Shelly made that one time” I can find them (seriously. the brownie roll-ups, best thing EVER)

    The really confusing part is days like today wherein I forgot to check my rss feeds yesterday so I got this post first because that’s how they’re sorted and I went “WHAT?!” with the boob graze thing. I was completely lost.

  33. I’m a horrible follower/reader 🙁 I love what you write, it’s hilarious and I’m not just saying that because I want you to become my personal baker! I actually think you’re one of the funniest bloggers. I’ve also pinned near everything you’ve made. I think I’m obsessed 🙁

  34. OK, you’ve got me drooling on the keyboard again. This is genius and as far as I’m concerned it was YOUR idea because I saw it here first …lol.

    I do read your posts. I think they’re hilarious, and I really hope you’re not going to take that lady up on her offer. It was kind of her to want to help you, but I think it might just creep you out further.

    Keep the s’mores coming!

    Snoopy 😀

  35. Kim

    Truthfully I always read the whole post for the day, even if I’m not interested in the recipe. You crack me up. Yes enough to graze a boob.

  36. Rebecca

    I have celiac disease so I have to be gluten free and can’t eat the majority of your recipes. However, I’m always super excited when you have a new post – your stories make me smile every time 🙂

  37. Hi! I love reading your posts! And I love comments on my blog, but I am usually too lazy, impatient, pin-happy, etc, to comment. I am ashamed. :/ And I will admit, that I don’t ready everyone’s posts. I simply do not care for their style. But you, I like. 🙂 And so yours I read. 🙂 Sometimes when I read your posts and drool over the pictures I get mini panic attacks because I am remembering that I have to go to the dentist every 6 months. And your blog is not going to give me cavities just reading it, of this I am sure. I am scared. June is coming. June is my next dental appt. Crap. Brushing, flossing, rinsing… none of it will help. I am getting computer cavities. TYVM. I blame your deliciousness. Shame. Oh well, we all gotta make sacrifices, right? 😉

  38. Darlene

    I just came across this blog last weekend…it’s on my favorites list…I’ve been stopping in every day this week and NOW I find out about your posts??!??


    Gotta say, your wit cracks me up…it’s ELECTRIFYING (said like Danny said it to Sandy in the funhouse in Grease…)

    Also, I’m in love with pies of the whoopie sort so my heart thanks you (my waist? well that’s another story…).

  39. Kimberlee

    Wow, so you’re electric, kind a like a superhero! :o)

    Can’t wait to make these whoopie pies, I love smores… I was on a kick last summer and would crave them so I’d toast my marshmallows on the flame from my gas stove. I’ve only set off the smoke detector once. Kids don’t try this at home. :o)

    Keep being awesome!

  40. Amanda

    This is my first time on your blog and I am pretty excited about these whoopie pies. My 5 year old son is obsessed with smores so I know he is going to love them. I was wondering if you think I could sub in milk chocolate chips in place of the Hershey’s bars? I don’t have any chocolate bars but I have plenty of chocolate chips. I’m not a really adventurous baker so I very seldom stray from the specific ingredients listed.
    Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your eel experience and I am with you 100% on the ocean thing. It’s just so…..yucky!

  41. Tina

    Wow – awesome – I just found your blog today and how cool that you are the very rare Electric Woman. I know this is going to be entertaining and now I have to subscribe!!!

    Little did I know about the world of cookie blogs until yesterday… now I can’t stop reading them and checking out all the photos and links… I am sure this site will be the best, I can tell it’s going to electrify my baking for sure – lol!!

    Thanks – can’t wait to spend the day reading more…


  42. Think of how eco-friendly finger-powered electricity would be….we need to work on this. For realz.

    I can totally tell when people don’t read my posts also. Like when I wrote about a cab driver who insisted on telling me, for the entire cab ride, about his wife who just got murdered by the guy she was living with. And all some people wrote in response was, “Delicious!” Lame.

    I need that marshmallow buttercream of yours…not sure how i missed it the first time around.

    1. shelly

      omg, that’s hilarious. yeah, I was totally scared this post was going to come off as bratty and mean. Didn’t mean it that way, it’s just an observation. I had a post a while back that I did on push up pops, and put no less than 3 links through-out the post where you too could purchase push up pops, and I am sure I got 10 comments asking. That’s the thing that bugs me. And last year I wrote a post on how my mom passed away and while most of the comments were super nice and thoughtful I got a bunch that we are “Cool Cupcakes”.
      I am not sure how I missed that post about the cab driver, but I need to go find that one!

    2. Larissa

      Ummm, the cab driver whose wife was murdered by the guy she was living with??? Isn’t that the cab driver? Step out of that cab, pronto!!

  43. Your amazing photog skills usually have me shaking my head in wonder before I even start to read!!! Then I move on to shaking from laughter at your stories.

    You are electra-girl? I bet your boys love sharing you at Show and Tell. Clap on, clap off Mom!!!!

    And oceans, lakes, ponds, streams…all disgusting and I avoid them as much as possible. Usually at the beach I am on the sand tanning! Although last summer I did go snorkeling…I had to really not think about what/who I was swimming with. Shudder!!!!

  44. jodie

    I read your post, and since I got to the part that where you are electric, I have had The Electric Slide stuck in my head, thank you very much! Nevertheless, I have forgiven you and will continue to read your posts because I can forgive someone just about anything if they make me laugh.

  45. Claire

    I have never commented before because honestly my obsession with baking blogs is bad enough without actually feeling like I am a part of it, but I had to tell you not only is your blog one of my absolute favorites, I am also a massive fan of s’mores week. Living in Australia, I feel extremely deprived because not only have I never had a s’more, we don’t even have graham crackers here so I can’t even authentically make any of these recipes. Thus I am living vicariously through you. So thanks 🙂

  46. Ok, I literally started zoning out the minute I saw the whoopee pie. However I blame you for making such deliciousness that I can’t tear my eyes away from it!

  47. OMG these look good, and I am sorry but being electric is not that awesome, unless you could you know, touch something and it would bake instantly, now that would be awesome. Just saying, and I hope to goodness the person that said you can graze their boob was a woman, no one and I mean no one wants to graze a man boob. Just sayin!

  48. Misty

    I LOVE sugary treats, and I LOVE that your recipes are actually something I feel like I can accomplish (no crazy long list of 400 ingredients). My favorite part of your blog…the story, the crazy, funny, laugh out loud story that comes before the actual recipe. I come for the story and stick around for the sweets…because let’s face it, I never say no to sweets.

  49. Tara

    I don’t have any awesome comment to say. But I read your post. I always read your posts. You’re so funny – and while I love sweet treats, your humor is a large part of the draw!

    Now questions: You definitely think marshmallow buttercream & not just marshmallow cream? How close do these taste to real s’mores? I’m making a treat for a diaper party this weekend & the mom LOVES s’mores.

    (Australia doesn’t have graham crackers?! WHY?)

  50. Nichole

    Since my baking budget is pretty nonexistent, and most of my supplies are in boxes right now, I don’t even read your blog for the food anymore. I read it for your stories! Yours is really the only blog I manage to read regularly because it usually makes me laugh and brightens my day.

    And, since everyone is hating on eels, fun eel story: There was an eel kept as a pet at a bar, the bar gave him to a zoo once he got too big for his tank. The eel wouldn’t eat at the zoo, and the keepers tried everything, even feeding it bar food. They told the previous owner about the issue, and the owner came by the zoo to say hi to his eel. The eel came out of his hiding place and saw his previous owner. After that visit the eel did just fine. Like he just needed some assurance he was in a safe place. Eels have feelings, too!

    But I’m also pretty scared of the ocean and every time I try to give it a chance some other creature comes to shore to give me the creeps. So far, jellyfish have followed me and baby hammerheads (which only mean mama hammerheads nearby).

  51. Sharon

    Read what you wrote…inspired me to leave my very first blog comment. I love your recipes and enjoy what your write. Sometimes it makes me laugh out loud! Oh and my boys thank you to!

  52. Lol I completely know what you mean!!! Sometimes I get comments and it’s so obvious they didn’t read the post–especially when they ask a question that I clearly answered 😛 So I can relate to you on this one! I read your entire posts, though, no worries 😉

  53. Shelbie

    You could get paid some big bucks to sell your secret of electric power! I love your blog & ALWAYS read your message before I even look at the recipe. You give me a little humor to start my day! I think you & your ideas are always great!

  54. You are so funny! I’m so excited when one of your post pops up in my reader feed, doesn’t matter if it’s this one or That’s what we said! You know I read you cuz I’ve even checked with you on other items to use if I can’t find the ones you recommended. I hope you never stop blogging!
    Be Safe-

  55. Ynette

    Now, Shelly, i dont usually leave comments (secret0stalker type), but I think that today needs to bwe the day I publicly decalre my love for your site! I like to read your funny post (hilariness) and the yummy recipes. I made my way over here through Kristan’s site (I like the first-name-basis thing, it makes me feel like we’re real-life friends)
    BTW, I made cookie cups last weekend and everyone loved them! I remixed the recipe a little and put a ministure snickers in the center- Delicioso!!

    Anywho, I was looking at the recipe and I had a question: why vinegar? It seems so strange to put vinegar in cookies, so I thought I’d ask.

    Love the site, keep being you 🙂

    1. shelly

      The vinegar in the milk will mimic a buttermilk, it adds a little acidity to the batter and works with the baking soda with the rise and texture. It gives the cookies a really light texture 🙂

  56. angeline

    These look awesome and I might have to be making them very soon! Love the story about the electric eel and I have to agree with you about the ocean, I don’t enjoy when things touch me and I don’t know what they are. I am the one squealing like a little girls when seaweed brushes by me because I’m convinced it will sting me or eat my leg 🙂

  57. Margaret

    Haha! As much as I love the recipes, I almost love the stories that come before them more! I think you’re hilarious 🙂

  58. Larissa

    Yum! I bet you could use the “cookie” part of these with actual toasted marshmallows and chocolate bars in place of the traditional graham crackers. Soft and gooey, rather than crispy and crumbly. And, my graham crackers often get stale in between s’mores making. I know, I know, how could there be such a lull in s’mores making? I may have to try these. Maybe for mothers’ day treats…

  59. Your recipes are nice and all, but it’s your hilarious banter and witty remarks that keep me coming back each day. People are really too busy to read about S’More Woopie Pies? They need to reevaluate their priorities and mend their woeful ways. If you don’t have time to read a post, which takes a lot of work to compose, then you need to spend less time on Pinterest and Twitter and Facebook!

    I don’t do any of those three, on purpose. So I have lots of excess reading time. I love your blog.

  60. Erica

    Great idea! Did you come up with it yourself?

    PSYCH! I totally skimmed, I mean READ every word of this post, so I know you didn’t make up this recipe yourself.

    I do have a legit question though: do these TASTE like smores?

    1. shelly

      S’mores “inspired”. The Hershey’s chocolate really makes a difference for the authentic smores flavor. I actually prefer these because the cookies are soft 🙂

  61. Ok, so here is the deal: I.always.read.your.post. You are hilarious! Every time I see you posted something new – I smile because I know that the laugh is next! Seriously! I know that some people are intimidated by big bloggers and they don’t know what to post and “it looks delicious” is the only thing that comes to their mind. 🙂 Besides, this is comment nr 81 – I think some people read your post today 🙂 Oh, the whoopie pies! Love ’em! I didn’t have much success with whoopie pies yet, but I would love to try these. I have some big fans of s’mores here 🙂

  62. I’ve never been good at being a skimmer. I had a post where I didn’t like part of the recipe, and of course, I could tell the skimmers because they went on about how good that part looked. And really, I could never skim your posts, because they are some of the most entertaining out there!! (Love the whoopie pies, by the way!)

  63. Nikki Andress

    Hi! I read your posts because they are funny and not limited to info about the item you are baking.
    Regarding your post from yesterday: I have never gotten a pedicure, but when I do, I will be paranoid about a boob touching my foot! Thanks! lol
    I dont think your free electricity from an eel will work. I’m pretty sure he will put out DC current instead of AC! ha ha
    I love the idea of putting crushed graham crackers in the batter, I will have to try that, thanks for tuning me in to that one.

  64. Kiersten Sterling

    You know the funny thing about this post is, I was just telling my husband the other day most of the reason I read your blog is because your posts are so funny! 🙂 Most of the time don’t even read the recipes. We aren’t too big on sweets. So you see, you at least have one faithful reader who loves to hear what you have to say! 🙂

  65. I am not a fan of seafood, and since I was a kid my dad has always said it was in my head. He said the only reason I wouldn’t eat fish was because It thought it was gross that they swam in their poop 🙂 Hadn’t really thought about it until he said it though!
    I always find it funny when you put in your post a review of something, or how something didn’t turn out and what changes you would make etc, and you get nothing but positive comments on how delicious something is!

  66. Melissa

    . Yes…. I tend to drool and pin. But, I also read. So I wanted to say THANK YOU for your site, your words, and all of your yummy delishisness ( I think that is a word…?)

  67. Olga

    i luvvvv your posts…. the sweets are just the cherry on top…. its nice to know someone else is a freak like me!! …. i have been following your blog for about 1 month and i am now addicted to it… keep it up… and by the way the electric eel thing happened to me too. <3

  68. Heather

    Girl I ALWAYS read your blog and your buddy over at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. You two crack me UP! I typically read when I am sitting in class, bored out of my mind learning about some oral lesion or how cavities form (I am going to be a dentist, and I love sweets… yep) and then I start giggling and then people stare at me like I am a crazy lady… it’s pretty obvious that I am looking at something other than class material, because if I were laughing at how to write prescriptions, I might actually be crazy.

    Anywho- keep up with the awesome anecdotes, whether they are true stores or not (but the whole wrestling an electric eel story and getting magical electrical powers is true right…. Right??) Love your blog(s)

  69. Morgan

    First off, these look delicious and I kind of want to make them RIGHT NOW.
    Secondly, I have pretty much figured out the food blogs that have funny people running them that write things that will make me laugh, and the ones that are super boring but have great food. Yours is one that I will always read the posts instead of going straight for the recipe, so hopefully that makes you feel special 🙂

  70. Oh my hell. I totally had to click the link to read about the boob grazing. Ha! Totally get it. I wrote a great post about me licking powdered sugar off of hunky vampire fingers and one 2 people commented on that! ONLY 2! Seriously. That was a funny post. Oh well. I like what you have to say. It cracks me up! And I’m glad you’re not electric (although that would be cool) =o)

    Oh yeah, and the whoopie pies look sick (that’s middle school lingo for awesome!!!)

  71. Michelle

    I read what you write ( and laugh out loud!) I don’t comment, because your post about the spring pushup pops and your husband made me think you might be tapped into my world. Are all husbands like that? Or can you just read my mind now that you are electric?

  72. Heather M.

    I heart your blog and I read it RELIGIOUSLY. I love your writing style and you always, always, always make me laugh (winning!). I really look forward to your posts…and all of your sinfully amazing recipes. So please know that you’re never working in vain!

    P.S. I adore That’s What We Said too!

  73. Ok, so you obviously need some attention today. If you need to hear that everyone loves you and you are the awesomest person ever, then I will have to oblige, because…well… it’s true. Your the awesomest and I love this Whoopie pie, I will be making it soon!

  74. Marsha

    I must say I DO read your emails (don’t often make it to your site, but the emails….faithfully!) and enjoy the wit and sarcasm you portray! I think we could be gooooood friends. 😛 Seriously, I do love MOST of what you post – this week hasn’t been a favorite week of mine (you asked for honesty) only because I’m not a s’mores fan. I don’t understand it, either. I love graham crackers, toasted marshmallows (the ONLY way I like marshmallows) and there aren’t enough words to describe how much I love chocolate…but put them all together and yuck. Some things aren’t meant to be understood. HOWEVER, my 2 1/2 year old ray of sunshine, my granddaughter Layla, loves marshmallows, teddy grahams AND chocolate (that’s my girl!), so guess what I shall be throwing together before we babysit this weekend? And, if her mama doesn’t quite approve, so be it. I don’t give her a lot of junk food (THIS? junk food? Never in a million….) but this is something she will thoroughly enjoy while we watch her Dinosaur movies (she is hooked on “The Land Before Time” movies). So, thanks! And, I will try to comment more frequently – because we all want a happy treat creator. (Or whatever!)

  75. Jen

    Sorry I don’t comment much. I read in Google Reader, and can’t comment directly. I l-o-v-e your work & totally trust your recipes. Awesome job!!

  76. Marlene

    I love your recipes so much I have had to buy more printer ink and I haven’t had this printer very long. Oh and thanks for the print button it makes it so much eaiser to print your recipes. I have even sent my daughter and friends to your website. Oh and I love the funny stories I always get a laugh and who doesn’t need that I know I do. So keep up the great work your awesome.

  77. Rachel

    I LOVE the Whoopie Pies book! I bought it when it first came out, and have made most things in it. If you haven’t already tried the strawberry buttercream, it is the BEST. Use that on a vanilla bean whoopie, add sprinkles, and it’s just like a sprinkled donut. Side note, you’re hilarious.

  78. My husband would love these.

    P.S.-Electricity would be a cool super power, but being able to see what is in the ocean so you don’t get touched by creepy things would be even better.

  79. literally LOLing. Getting stung by an electric eel can be quite the bittersweet experience! haha but i know exactly what you’re talking about. I get probably about 2 comments on average a day on blog and they’re basically the generic, “Yum!”….those somehow make me excited. There was even a point in time where I would approve spam comments just to make myself feel like a popular blogger #loser4life!

  80. OMGoodness! These look delicious! Man, just seeing them is making me want to go camping! Or go in the kitchen in the comfort of my dry warm kitchen as opposed ot the wet rainy outside and just making me these!!!

  81. Ellen

    I’m guilty of reading and not commenting. I love reading your blog; you have a great sense of humor and your recipes are great. I made a copy of the the s’mores whoopie pies…definitely going to make this. Keep writing because we are reading.

  82. Jamie

    First of all, I’m glad you’re not electric. Showering would suck.

    Secondl, I’m pregnant and I want these. Now they are stuck in my head, they will never leave until I have eaten them. I guess I have a mission!

  83. I’m one of those people who always reads every word but doesn’t really comment. I think you’re hilarious, but not quite to the extent that I’d like you to graze my boob. You might shock me, what with you being electric and all.

  84. Karen

    I am thinking right now after reading your page that you need a super long break from Sugar and this page, because something went haywire with your electric system…*HUGS*

  85. Erin

    Hi Shelly, creepy lurker here. I read a (large) handful of baking blogs but don’t often comment. I myself adore baking but don’t have a blog of my own. Needless to say, my name never shows up all cutesy-link-like (major comment deterrent) and I feel a wee bit like a stalker when I do bother to comment. That being said, I always read what you have to say. I find that people’s stories are just as worth-while as the recipes – especially yours! Jogging in jeans… I’m just saying. HI-larious business.

    P.S. It’s funny to read some of the comments of this particular post to see just how many people didn’t read IT either 😉

  86. I too tend to be a “lurker” as Alexandra put it so nicely. I always read your posts!! I hang on to every word you post (as well dear Kristan over at Confessions.) Both of you crack me up with your posts it’s unbelievable. Most times I’m getting the weird look from the boyfriend when I’m yelling “that’s totally something I would do!” at the computer screen. I love your blog dearly and thanks for writing such fun and witty posts and the awesome recipes! So sad to see the end of S’mores week =( Cannot wait to try these whoopie pies!

    Love, Rashawn

  87. marisa

    When I was little my sister and my cousins were all older then me (6 to 10 years older) And they all called me a brat. And then I got a little older and knew a little more and didn’t like it. Then they started to call me “The B” And I thought it was a cute nickname. Not quite old enough to realize that it was short for Brat. And then I got yet older and realized what it meant and I really disliked it and them! And then I got yet a bit older and wiser and I realized that there is a little brat in all of us and it isn’t so bad to be a brat. So lesson learned that we all have times when we feel the need to be “bratty”. You my dear sweet blogger are not being bratty in my opinion!! I love your blog!!! I look forward to ever post!! And while I do enjoy your creativity,hard work and the fact that you are kind enough to share your wonderful creations. I especially also look forward to reading ever word that you write!! Creating all these goodies is not your only gift! You have the gift of writing! You make me smile,laugh and give food for thought!! So, please don’t change a thing! And may I say thank you for every word!! And if you ever decide to write a book… let me be the first in line to buy it!!

  88. Hope

    Totally in love with this recipe and my husband just got home with the ingredients so wish me luck! I typically don’t comment at all, but thought the story was funny. If a picture catches my eye, I do usually read the entire post because I figure I might miss something important if I don’t…haha! I really want to make every s’more recipe you’ve posted and linked to, but I think my husband might be upset if I did! 😉

  89. Hope

    Okay so the first batch came out of the oven and were thinner than I wanted them to be….solved that by crushing up another package of graham crackers and mixed into remainder of batter. Perfection!! 🙂

  90. Alishia Land

    As soon as I saw these I knew I would make them. Our fam loves making smores at the firepit in the backyard. I just made them and snarfed a few down. I must say they are amazing and taste just likes Smores!

  91. Gail

    You got boob grazed by an eel?
    Sorry, I was in a hurry and didn’t read everything.

    Seriously, love your recipes AND your writing.
    Some blogs I read for the recipes and some I just love to read (recipes = added bonus).

  92. Alice

    You are TOO funny! To be sadly honest, the biggest reason I read your blog is BECAUSE of your stories! I especially loved the exercise stories. I so relate to you… I like your recipes and use many of them but I LOVE the laugh attack from reading your posts even more, nothing like starting my day off with a good belly laugh …keep up the good work.

    Not a skimmer!

  93. Solaine

    You are so funny!!!
    That would be so amazing to power up the house with your fingers!! I would kidnapp you for sure, so I don’t have to pay electricity bills anymore!!! (and you could bakemr smores whoopieseveryday of mu life!!!) you would be the perfect friend!! (you still could be without the eel thing ’cause, who wants to hate the girl with all the sweets!! 🙂
    Thanks for everything, and I DO read your posts and laught my heart out! (can we say that?) haha!

  94. Ellen

    Tried making these… The whoopie pies ended up coming out more like a pancake. They spread out. I used 1 stick of butter as the recipe called for. I’m wondering if that is too much.
    Just threw my second batch in after adding more flour and crushed graham crackers. Followed the recipe to the letter. just double checked all my ingredients.

    has anyone else had success? I’m a pretty decent baker.

    1. shelly

      Hi, Yes, they do spread quite a bit. What kind of baking sheet did you use? I found when I was testing the recipe that an “insulated” or “air bake” sheet spread a lot more than a standard one…

    2. Shelby

      I made these last night. the recipe worked wonderfuly for me. I actually made a triple batch. I used margerine instead of butter, because it is cheaper. I also used a baking stone, i am not sure if that had anything to do with how the whoopie pies came out.

  95. marisa lorick

    So I have a bunch of lemons that were just given to me, and followed a link for your lemon cake. However the pics of the smore whoppie pie have me intranced. I can appreciate wanting some sincere feed back when it looks like you do a lot of work with your blog. I love the close up photos and the step by step approach, It really is helpful. I will be giving this recipe a shot, and can barely stand the anticipation of enjoying them. I plan on making them for my sunday school class if they are simple as they look.
    thanks for your hard work =)

  96. Crystal

    Seeing as I am commenting on this post a month after you wrote it, you may think I found this off pinterest. But no, my baby has been barfing all day and just wants to be held. So instead of cleaning up my house or showering, I am catching up on your blog while holding said baby. I’m not feeling the love today, and it sounds like you weren’t either when you wrote this, so I just want to say as much as I love your recipes, I love your humor just as much. I wish you you could come to my house and watch the bachelorette while we eat something amazing. Thanks for providing a bit of humor to my barf filled day!

  97. Kel

    I read your blog… it reminded me of how when I’m cleaning the aquariums around town (that are sponsered by the local hatchery – where I volunteer), the fish will often times eat there own poop… but, they usually “spit” it right back out.
    Anyways, I just wanted to say thank you for the smores whoopie pie idea (even though you said it’s not your invention- it’s the first time I’ve heard of this idea); it’s my husband’s and my anniversary on Wednesday and we’re going to go camping. I’ve been trying to come up with the perfect dessert, but was having a really hard time choosing what to do or buy. Then, I saw this today through a link that went from aol to huffington post to here and it was like the light bulb just came on… this is it, the perfect dessert for our camping trip – traditional, yet fancy enough to use in our celebration!

    Thank you Cookies & Cups blogger!

  98. Jill

    You have sufficiently made me feel guilty about ever skipping straight to the recipe. However I must not be that bad of an offender if I feel guilty. Can’t wait to try these out, they look delicious. I’m not so sure I would authorize a boob grazing but I’ll definately be back for more yummy recipes and witty commentary.
    P.S. Loved the vienna sausage story that went with the marshmallow buttercream, your mother sounds hilarious.

  99. Rebecca Johnson

    I just made the S’Mores whoppie pies and are you sure the flour ingredient was correct. Mine came out very flat and hardly workable. I am a very able cook and baker and also live in New England so I know a bit about Whoopie Pies. Looked at the comments and it seems everyone just loved the pictures and never made them…HMMMM just saying. They taste delicious though but stickly and very flat. I got this fropm Huffington Post so I figured it was reputable.

    1. shelly

      Thanks for the comment. I believe this is a reputable site…
      However, i am sorry about your experience with the flattness of your pies…they are a thinner whoopie pie, more to mimic an actual s’more. But certainly you could add more flournor graham cracker crumbs to add height. The whoopie pies in the picture were made using this exact recipe.

  100. Crystal Lloyd

    In Arizona, I found an even faster way to spread the Hershey Bars: Just the drive home in the car across town melted the bars. I simply cut a corner off of a wrapper and spread the chocolate like frosting. Easy and no clean up! (And for those who are frugal, I ended up using only 3 bars of chocolate that way)

  101. Laura C

    This is SO totally what I’ve been looking for, for my son’s camping themed birthday party. I may actually tweek it a bit, and use nutella instead of the hershey bars. I’m sure the hershey bars are great, but c’mon….nutella? Hell yea.
    And the electric eel thing would be cool, if it were true. I mean, not the getting bit part, but the glowing and powering your own house? AWESOME! Lol.
    And I don’t wsim in the ocean either. We must be of the same relegion. Lol
    Happy Baking!

  102. My husband dont like citrus desserts either… just to let u now that im reading 🙂 This is my first time in your blog, and im already read like 4 or 5 stories… love them… Me encanta !!!!

    i wiil try this one…. but here i cant find regular grahams cookies, just the one with honey.. i dont like the taste of them..

    i will be reading you more often

  103. Jackie

    yeah, I’m a skimmer. I swam over here from pinterest a few minutes ago & was really enjoying your post on strawberry fudge. love your sense of humor & I’ll be back to read more of your blog. I am also LOVVVVVVING your 2 ingredient ice cream! Can’t wait to get started making my own home-made ice cream. I have it pinned under “YUM!” 🙂

  104. Sherri D.

    I’ve always read everything you write, but I don’t always comment on everything. I love your sense of humor and that you are “real” on here! Today, though, I didn’t press the “ugly” button on the grazing the boob thing because that’s just wrong of them to have even posted that in the first place! Thank you for the S’mores Whoopie Pie recipe! This one goes in the recipe box for my oldest daughter, the smore’-a-holic!!!

  105. Stacy P.

    Hey there- I found you via a google search for “s’mores whoopie pies”! I was looking for a fun snack for my daughter’s volleyball team — they have tournements on the weekends that last all day (so the parents provide lunch/dinner and snacks during the day). Anyway, I’ve become known for being the baking mom and have run out of fresh ideas. My question for you is this– will these little bites of heaven fall apart if I leave them out on the table during the day? It will be inside, of course, but I’d hate to have icing and such melting all over the place.
    Thanks – and I have no idea if you’ll ever see this!

  106. emily

    i could tell that you were electric, something about the fun way you write 😉

    i think the only time i don’t actually read your blog (i find it very enjoyable to read and i am an avid reader- although not a writer, nor do i used caps when typing- that’s something differnt altogether) is if i just don’t have time. but i would never comment without reading it. that’s just ridiculous!

    i’d also like to say, i have never, EVER (<—-ok, i love caps, but only to express my dramatics) had a whoppie pie. i don't know what they taste like, what kind of texture they have or anything….but this….oh this….this, i may just try. looks amazing! thank you

    ….also….btw….i have used many of your recipes, and they are ALWAYS amazing!!

    thank you 😉

  107. Shelby

    I just wanted to let you know that this is the first time i have been on your website, but i love it. Including the stories. I made these last night with wonderful results. I, however, used straight marshmallow cream simply because i had recently homemade it loved it on its own. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  108. so… Googled s’mores whoopie pie and clicked on yours. First time on your site. Made the whoopie pies at my bakery today. yummy. Was inspired to do a whole “better than whoopie” whoopie pie week with this being one of the six starting next Tuesday. Think that I subscribed to your blog. Will try to read your blog and check out your other recipes

  109. Morgan

    First of all–did that eel bite hurt? 🙂
    Second I just made these and they are DELICIOUS!!!!! Especially that marshmallow buttercream mmmmm……thanks for all the recipes and all the funny stories!

  110. Nicole

    This is my first time on your blog and let me just say that looking at your wonderful sweet confections, I think I’m now in love. S’mores are one of my favorite childhood guilty pleasures and seeing it in whoopie pie form only adds to how much I want to make these!!! Thanks for sharing your addiction with us and I’ll let you know how it turns out. P.S. I totally agree about the ocean! I love it but I’m not going in.

  111. Nanette

    This website is clearly going to be a problem 🙂 Found you somewhere on Pinterest for the No Bake Cookie Bars that I’m going to use to rock my daughter’s Spring Fair Bake Sale! Thanks in advance for that 🙂
    I’ll be honest, I usually skim any site that I’m on for recipes – yours however comes with a heaping side of wit. I like that. Better yet, it comes across very genuinely. Looking forward to reading more… especially if they include electric eels!

  112. Pauleygirl

    OK, so I totally read bits and pieces of blogs but your bits and pieces catch me eye and make me want more, more, more! OK that’s as romantic as I got right now. I read your stuff and it’s fun and makes me smile. At least I know I am not the only one who thinks this way. Keep on posting and I will keep on reading.

  113. Danny

    Funny thing is, half the time I’ll click on a recipe I don’t think I’ll particularly care for in hopes of a fun story to read, because I’m super lazy and probably won’t be making most of these anyway. In general you’re just really fun to read, though the amazing pictures of sweets in the background are pretty great too. And who knows, maybe I’ll finally be inspired to get off my boney bum and make one of your delicious desserts… Maybe after reading one or two more posts though.

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  116. Gramz

    Hi just found your cookie re ipes am drooli

    My on tablet. Totally agree with oceancomment I am so sure something’s gonna get me. True story almost “drowned in 3” of water in Orange Beach a few summers ago,thank goodness my grand daughters where there to save me. Thankfully I “stood”up,lmao,they love telling the story. Anywho gonna try to make everyone happy with Christmas cookies from your recipes this year. But I have a secret, you can wave magicwandand no calories Stay.

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