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Which came first, the cupcake or the macaroon? Or did pie beat them in the race to be the trendy treat of the moment?

Maybe it doesn’t matter. The hot sweet now is the whoopie pie, those delicious oversized cake-like cookies sandwiching a fluffy, sugary filling.

While chocolate cookies with vanilla frosting are traditional, whoopie pies come in just as many wild flavor combinations as cupcakes, macaroons and pies.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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