By: Florence Fabricant  —

Tico’s, a bakery in Lancaster, Pa., sells pumpkin whoopie pies adapted from a family recipe.

The origin of the whoopie pie, that sandwich of chocolate cake with a cream filling, is open to debate. Maine? Massachusetts? Pennsylvania? Tico’s, a bakery in Lancaster County, Pa., that has been baking them from a family recipe on and off since the 1930s, is now selling them online. In addition to the original chocolate, they sell chocolate with peanut butter, red velvet, and pumpkin that’s mellow and not aggressively spiced. They’re made with stuff you’re likely to have in your kitchen.

Tico’s Whoopies, $24.95 for four, $54.95 a dozen, Tico’s Family Bakery,

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