These Spring Whoopie Pies are so much fun to make with the kids. Involve your kids in the Kitchen, they will love it!
Spring is finally here! The sun is shining longer and longer every day. When I think of spring, I think of beautiful weather, pastel colors, and Easter. I also think about fun family traditions, and spending time with family and friends. That is exactly what inspired this recipe. The pastel colors of these colorful Spring Whoopie Pies will instantly make you think of Spring too!
Spring Whoopie Pies
Yields: 1 dozen (24 cookies)
INGREDIENTS FOR COOKIES
2 (8.25 oz) Funfetti Bold Purple Cake Mix pouches
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Purple colored sugar crystals
Rainbow jimmies sprinkles
INGREDIENTS FOR FROSTING
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter – softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons milk
DIRECTIONS FOR WHOOPIE PIES
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Add the cake mix, eggs, oil and vanilla into a mixing bowl. Mix well to combine all ingredients.
3. The dough will be a bit sticky so chill for 30 minutes for easier handling.
4. Roll the chilled dough into 1 inch balls and dip into the purple sugar crystals. Place on the cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Flatten each ball slightly with the back of a fork.
5. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to completely cool.
DIRECTIONS FOR VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
1. Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside.
2. Add the butter to a large mixing bowl. With an electric mixer, cream until light and fluffy.
3. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix on medium speed to incorporate. Increase speed to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy.
4. Generously spread the icing on the flat part of 12 cookies. Place the remaining cookies on top, like a sandwich.
5. Pour the rainbow sprinkles onto a plate or shallow bowl. Roll the sides of each cookie into the sprinkles, covering the icing.
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