Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cake Mix Whoopie Pies

It's called a whoopie pie but it more like a stuffed cookie, I'm "filing" it under cookies, I hope everyone is ok with that!  My father-in-law had minor surgery a couple of days ago and my 3 year old son wanted to take him a treat so he would feel better.  I had never made whoopie pies before and thought this would be the perfect chance to try them out.  While we were at the store shopping for ingredients my son saw a box of cake mix for Valentine's Day and "had to have it."  Usually I bake everything from scratch but I know that some people are often in a hurry, don't want to bake from scratch or have a ton of cake mixes in their pantry that they want to use up.  Here is the perfect solution to all of those!  And if you buy pre-made frosting it's even simpler.

Cake Mix Whoopie Pies

1 box any flavor cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 drops cinnamon candy oil flavoring (or any flavor you prefer, or none at all)
red food coloring
cream cheese frosting
candy sprinkles

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, eggs, oil candy flavoring and food coloring with a spoon. Combine until just mixed all the way through.
3. Place 1 tablespoon rounds of dough on cookie sheet 2 inches apart.  Use bottom of a glass dipped in flour to flatten rounded cookie dough until about 1/4" thick.
4. Bake 6-8 minutes or until slightly crisp on the edges.  Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before transferring cookies to a cooling rack.
5. Once cool place a tablespoon of frosting on the back of one cookie, then press the bottom of another cookie on top.  Press gently.  Roll pressed cookie in candy sprinkles.

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