My feathers have been ruffled…
Have you ever gone through a grocery line (My beloved Wegmans excluded, because I love every single girl/guy there), or any kind of shopping line for that matter…only to say “thank you” to the cashier… and have them reply “you’re welcome”?
Really…I do understand that the proper response to a “thank you” is a “you’re welcome”…but I am a firm believer that there is a right time, and a wrong time to say “you’re welcome”.
In a cashier’s line, I think that a “thank you” should beget a “thank you”…
Let’s think about this for a couple minutes.
Who should be thanking whom?
In a perfect world, we’d both thank each other. The cashier would thank me for supporting the store monetarily, while I’d be thanking the cashier for ringing my items up and bagging them for me.
The “you’re welcome” part of the whole conversation would be a mutually silent agreement. An unspoken response. But heartfelt, nonetheless.
But when I get the “you’re welcome”… it throws my whole day. I can’t help but walk away with a touch annoyed…feathers ruffled….
I’m welcome? I am? Well…thank YOU. I’m forever grateful for paying you money. Thank you for letting me support your establishment, to help you stay in business, and keep your job.
Or should I be forever in your debt when I bought the tomato that you put in the bottom of my bag and squished it to smithereens?
I’m the customer…
Let ME thank YOU.
And while I’m on my soapbox (or is it off my soapbox?), how hard is it to greet me? A simple “Hello” would be wonderful. And even though it would be nice, you don’t even have to ask me if I found everything I was looking for.
It’s really quite simple…
“Did you find everything you were looking for?”
“Would you like paper or plastic?”
“Thank you! Have a nice day!!”
“Can I get you a new tomato?”
Maybe I’m wrong.
Or maybe I’m being too harsh. Am I so arrogant in believing that the customer should be thanked? Am I wrong to believe that cashier protocol should include a warm greeting?
But I don’t think so.
Regardless of my ruffled feathers and squished tomatoes…these Whoopie Pies were the whole reason for that trip to the store. And to be honest, I’d make that trip over and over again for these decadent little desserts!
It actually took me two tries to get this recipe right…and I had the nicest time while I was making them, because I got to enjoy Jessica’s boyfriend Austin’s company. I think he enjoyed being the taste tester….and I enjoyed the pleasant conversation for the afternoon. He can be my taste tester anytime. Honestly.
The chocolate cookie cake has a dense yet soft texture…and a deep fudge flavor that is the perfect background for the gooey marshmallow filling. It’s a perfect little dessert or treat for any occasion, and everyone will love them!
The beauty of it all? You can have this delicious chocolaty treat ready in about an hour! Quick and easy. And delicious.
Life is good. It’s a “sometimes thankless…but in the end it doesn’t matter if you get a gooey marshmallow whoopie pie out of the whole deal…” kind of good.
- 1-1/2 cups cocoa powder
- 4 cups flour
- 3 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup vegetable shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups Half & Half
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 – 16oz container Marshmallow Fluff
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together the shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Add the flour mixture and Half & Half alternately until both are fully incorporated into the batter.
- Using a 2″ cookie scoop, drop 2″ a part on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a cooling rack.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the Marshmallow Fluff, powdered sugar, shortening, and vanilla. Beat on high speed until light and fluffy.
- Using a 1-1/2″ cookie scoop, scoop the marshmallow filling onto the bottom of one chocolate cookie cake, and top with a matching cookie cake, pressing lightly to push the marshmallow filling just to the edges of the cookie.
- Let sit for about ½ hour so that the filling sets up a bit.
- These will keep in a covered container for one week (if they even last that long!)