Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies

Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies with cream cheese frosting – Soft, cake-like cookies sandwiched with a smooth sweet cream cheese frosting!

Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July filled with good friends, food and fireworks! We co-hosted a 3rd of July block party on Thursday and another small get together on Friday for some of our closest friends.

The neighborhood block party has become an annual celebration that we always look forward to filled with games and a piñata for the kids, great food, cold drinks and of course an incredible fireworks display. Every year to kick off the block party festivities all of the kids decorate their bikes and led a parade through the neighborhood. This year our local fire department led the parade through the streets and afterwards let the kids climb inside. Little Sweet Pea had so much fun! He kept yelling “truck! truck!” and climbed up into the fire truck at least five separate times.

3rd of july block party

To get into the patriotic spirit of the holiday I whipped up a batch of these Red, White, and Blue White whoopie pies…they were a huge hit! Not one was left!

Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

Since these whoopie pies are made from a cake mix they’re a cinch to make and perfect for any patriotic holiday. These would also be perfect colored red and green for Christmas or even the colors of your favorite sports team. :)

Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies

Soft, cake-like cookies sandwiched with a smooth sweet cream cheese frosting.

Yield: 14 whoopie pies

Ingredients:

For the Cookies:
1 box white cake mix
1 small (3.4 oz) box instant vanilla pudding mix
8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs, room temperature
Red and Blue food coloring
Red, white, and blue sprinkles

For the Filling:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350°. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine cake mix and vanilla pudding. Add the butter and eggs; beat until combined. Dough will be thick.
Divide the batter in half. Color one half blue, and the other half red, mixing until one solid color with no streaks.
Drop by tablespoons of batter onto the prepared baking sheets at least 2 inches apart.
Bake one sheet at a time for about 10 minutes each, or until the rounds spring back when pressed gently. Remove from the oven and let the cakes cool in the baking sheet for 3 minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.
To make the filling: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add vanilla and beat until combined.
Using a knife or spoon, spread the filling onto the flat side of a cooled cake. Top with another cake, flat side down. Sprinkle edges of the frosting with sprinkles. Repeat with remaining cookies. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Allow to return to room temperature before serving.

Source: adapted from Neighborfood

Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

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4 Responses to “Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies”

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — July 8, 2014 @ 10:17 am

    these are so festive. love it. great job!

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    dina — July 8, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

    i love the festive colors1

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats — July 9, 2014 @ 12:32 pm

    Do you know I still have never made a whoopie pie? These are SO cute. And so is little sweet pea…looks like you guys had a great 4th!

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    Kris — July 10, 2014 @ 10:58 pm

    Definitely remember these! They would be wonderful around Thanksgiving with fall colors!

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