When I told my dad what I had baked for the Daring Bakers challenge, he immediately said “those are Whippets!” I believe that Whippets are a commercially made cookie mainly known in Quebec (where my family lives and where I was raised). There are many versions of the Whippet but I do know that these did not have a jam layer in between the wafer cookie bottom and the marshmallow, where many of the others do. I prefer them without the jam layer.
The July Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network.Thanks Nicole for hosting this month’s challenge of the Daring Bakers! I made the Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and have left the Milan Cookies to another day, because I was away on vacation in Italy. You can read about my trip at Sweet Sadie’s on the Road!
Eating Whippets for me was always an event. First I would delicately nibble off the chocolate top, making sure not to disturb the perfect marshmallow resting beneath it….then I sucked the marshmallow in one big swoop out of the wafer,,,,then I finally ate the wafer. This of course went with a glass of milk and I’m sure you know the routine. I would run out of milk and still have my cookie left so fill my glass up then not have any cookie left ( let me emphasize that there was no choice) eat another cookie and so on and so on… As I mentioned in my chocolate chip cookie post, this was always a special time of the day when I was young, because each evening I would have my milk and cookies with my dad.
I was excited about this challenge because this was not just about making cookies, it was also about making marshmallows, which I had never done.
Needless to say, I made a batch of cookies, then couldn’t resist making some peppermint marshmallows as well. I will post about those later….
You can find the recipe for the Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies here.
Just for the record, Dan really liked them!
Until we bake again...