Funfetti Whoopie Pies

My Dad turned 60 on January 31 … milestone. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDIO!! We celebrated in mid-January with a Swingin’ 60s birthday celebration. Costumes required. Check out our awesome (and slightly crazy) family photo:

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In addition to the traditional cupcakes, it seemed perfect to coordinate a dessert with the colorful tie-die theme. The result?

Funfetti Whoopie Pies

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Original Recipe: Yammie’s Noshery

COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon imitation butter flavor
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2/3 all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup colored sprinkles
  • More sprinkles for rolling

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375º.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar on high-speed for about 5 minutes or until fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla, butter flavor, and egg. Beat until well combined.
  4. Sift in the flours, soda, and salt. Mix to combine.
  5. Stir in the sprinkles.
  6. Chill the dough. If you’re in a hurry, throw in the freezer. I put it in a gallon Ziploc bag and pounded it down flat so it would get cold faster.
  7. Take a small piece of the dough, dip in the sprinkles and roll into a ball and place on the baking sheet. Repeat until the sheet is filled.
  8. Bake about 7 minutes. Keep the remaining dough in the freezer while the other are baking. They will flatten out as the bake and puff up a little when they’re done.
  9. Sandwich cooled cookies together with filling if desired (recipe below).

FILLING

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 sticks cold butter, chopped into small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles

Directions

  1. Beat the cream and vanilla until slightly thickened.
  2. Beat in the powdered sugar until thick and smooth.
  3. Beat in about one-fourth of the cold butter cubes at a time on high-speed.
  4. Beat for about 10 minutes on high-speed in your stand mixer until smooth. Don’t be afraid if it looks weird at first. Just keep beating!
  5. Fold in the sprinkles.
  6. Use to fill cooled cookies.

**Filling is optional; you can also use purchased frosting to sandwich the cookies.

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GROOVY BIRTHDAY TREATS!
XO
Kate

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5 thoughts on “Funfetti Whoopie Pies

  1. I love funfetti whoopie pies!!! Ok- I have never had a whooppie pie (a distinctly American thing?) but I would like to and thanks to your recipe- now I will!! Your family photo is fab! :o)

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