Fourth of July Whoopie Pies

 A little blue and red food coloring, add some colored sprinkles…and you’ve got easy-to-make patriotic 4th of July whoopie pies!  And we’re going to cheat a little here and use box cake mix because, well, it’s the holidays and we’re all busy – amiright?



  • 1 box, yellow cake mix
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2 eggs, brought to room temperature
  • 2 t vanilla
  • Red and blue food coloring


  • 4 T butter, softened to room temperature
  • I 7 oz container of marshmallow fluff
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 T milk
  • Sprinkles (can be any kind, but if you can find red, white and blue ones that would fit the theme – I didn’t, but I had stars which are just as good)


Mix together the cake mix, oil, eggs, and vanilla until they’re well-combined. 

Split the batter into two even portions.  Color one of the portions with the blue food coloring and the other with the red.

Scoop the batter onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper, making sure to keep all the balls of dough the same size.  Also, make sure you have the same amount of blue and red cookies.  This is all important because you’re going to pair these up as sandwich cookies later.IMG_3465

Bake at 375 for about 12 minutes until they’re a little golden brown on the edges.  Move the sheets to a wire rack and let the cookies cool there, while still on the rack.IMG_3467

Once your cookies are cool you can make the filling.  Put the butter, marshmallow fluff and vanilla into a bowl and mix until well combined.  Add in the powdered sugar, but do this in portions.  If you put it all in, it will go flying all over you and your kitchen and you’ll look like you have a cocaine habit.  Just do it by half cups or so, until you’ve got 3 cups in there.  Add the milk as needed to get your mixture to a consistency you like.

Refrigerate the filling for 5 – 10 minutes, just to get it a little easier to work with.

When you’re ready to put everything together, take all the blue cookies and turn them upside down.  IMG_3468Put a generous dollop of filling on each one, then top each with a red cookie.  Make sure just a little filling is peeking out the edges.

Pour your sprinkles into a bowl and roll each whoopie pie in, so that the filling along the middle is all coated.   That’s it!  IMG_3469Makes about 6-8 whoopie pies, depending on how large you make each cookie (I made 6 very, very messy pies).IMG_3477

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