This easy and amazing Red White and Blue Whoopie Pie recipe is fast to make, delicious to eat and perfect for all of your July 4th festivities!!
Red White and Blue Whoopie Pie
In our family, holidays are a very big deal. I have one nephew that lives for Thanksgiving, Christmas is a mandatory explosion of lights and glittered swags, ornaments and reindeer that no family member is allowed to miss and everyone knows that Halloween is MINE!
That brings us to July 4th and my nephew Casey.
Casey is my red, white and blue equivalent. I may second guess buying a $7.99 plate but have no problem dropping an OBSCENE amount of money each year on our annual yard haunt and party, animated ghouls, plastic rats and gravestones that rattle and scream as you walk by. This is where I also add in that Casey is my ‘financial adviser’ starting around August of each year for when there does come about such an item where even I know my husband will kill me for dropping the amount of cash needed. He is my moral compass, my one phone call … who seems to ironically always says YES, I SHOULD buy XXX, regardless of the amount and NO, Mike of course will not mind.
Fast forward seven months and here we are rolling up on July 4th. I believe that am the only one who understands him right now, the one that can truly interpret the glazing over of his eyes and the fast paced walk/run through the parking lot as he tries to nonchalantly bolt into the fireworks store that took our family 2 hours to drive to. I also understand the mental justification when the SECOND shopping cart is needed and pulled out from its coral and the sigh of shame when the register flashes up the final balance due. But then the Daffy Duck Diamond MINE, MINE, MINE look comes back and there’s the smile and there’s the little dance and …. I get it.
Land of the free and home of the brave, it’s a privilege and an honor to be able to celebrate our country each year. The older I get, the more I understand that. Most of us have family or friends who have served our country and sacrificed untold measures so that we are still able to grill our hot dogs and fire off our sparklers and as I watch the young men and women that I have know since they were babies carry on that noble tradition, July 4th now holds a new meaning closer to my heart.
All this being said, it’s a requirement for everyone to step up their game on America’s birthday. Regular ol’ whoopie pies?? Heck no, they had better be screaming Red White and Blue Whoopie Pies … with sprinkles!!!
So these are for my nephew… from one addict to another 🙂 xoxo FAH
- 1 box French Vanilla cake mix
- 8 tbl butter , melted
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Red and Blue food coloring
- 1 tub ready to spread white frosting (I used Betty Crocker Whipped Fluffy White frosting..perfect!)
- Red , white & blue sprinkles.. optional
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
Melt the butter and in a large bowl, combine with the extract, cake mix and eggs.
When you have your ingredients combined, split the batter evenly into two separate bowls.
Add in several drops of red food coloring (or the whole tube like I do.. haha!) into one bowl and the blue into the other. Mix it in.
Drop a spoonful of the dough into your hand after spraying your hands with non-stick spray and roll it into a ball and set on your cookie sheet. You can also drop the dough directly onto the cookie sheet and shape it into a round ball shape with your fingers.
Cook cookies for 9 minutes.
Remove them from the oven, let them cool for one minute and then move them to a cooling rack.
Once completely cooled, spoon frosting onto the back of one cookie and then top it off back to back with a cookie of the opposite color, making a sandwich.