Sunday, February 27, 2011

Funfetti Whoopie Pies/ Adrian's favorite cookie!

Funfetti cake makes me feel like a kid again and cookie sandwiches are pure perfection! Two cookies, with frosting..all in one bite!? YES PLEASE!
One bite of these and you will be teleported back to the 1st grade!
I made these for my co-worker Adrian. I have made cake batter cookies for the office quite a few times, and he swears these are his favorite cookies in the world! So I thought I’d make them even more epic, and turn them into whoopie pies for his birthday!
Warning it is very hard not to consume less than 4 at a time!

For the cookies:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 package funfetti or rainbow chip cake mix

For the filling: 
1 1/2 sticks of butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 4 cups confectioners' sugar,
depending on your desired consistency
add a few drops of red food coloring..who doesn’t love pink!?  

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cream the butter and cream cheese. Blend in egg and vanilla. Add cake mix in two parts, mixing well (it will be a super thick batter—if it is too stiff, add a small quantity of heavy cream to the batter and mix well). Using a small cookie scoop, drop balls of cookie dough on an ungreased baking sheet. Leave about 2 inches between the cookies. (*If batter seems too thick, you can add a bit of water)
Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool cookies for at least 15 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire cooling rack; the cookies are very delicate when they first come out of the oven and they will break if you try to transfer them too soon.
Once completely cool, add a generous dollop of frosting to the bottom of half the cookies, and then sandwich the rest of the cookies on top to form something that vaguely resembles a whoopie pie, but tastes like something else entirely.



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