Red, White, and Blue Whoopee Pies

Kristan Roland | Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
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Red, white, and blue whoopee pies are an adorably patriotic treat for this Independence Day. Bring out a platter of these at your barbecue!

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Happy almost 4th of July!

It’s hard for me to imagine that some of you live in places where you can’t buy fireworks. How is that even real life? I’ve lived in Arkansas for over 20 years now, and I’ve gotten so used to the abundance of fireworks stands that set up shop every year at around the end of June.

Most stands sell both firecrackers and fireworks.

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And although I love fireworks as much as the next girl, I don’t understand the point of firecrackers. They make lots of noise and smoke and scare the love right out of people, but that’s about it. No pretty sparkles, no shimmering lights, nothing. It’s redneckery at its finest. And trust me when I say that you only THINK you’ve seen rednecks until you’ve visited Arkansas around the 4th of July. Our people love nothing more than loud noises, cold cheap beer, and kiddie pools.

Which can be either awesome or terrifying, depending on the company. It could go either way in this fine state. Trust me on that.

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My husband and his friends actually had fireworks fights when they were younger, which is exactly what it sounds like. A bunch of rowdy boys aiming bottle rockets at each other and hoping no one loses an eye.

I can’t even make this stuff up, you guys. But this is the kind of thing that happens when you have exploding things packaged up like candy and sold on the side of the road. I mean, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

When it comes to celebrating the Fourth, I like to keep things a bit tamer. Swirl some sparklers around, eat a hot dog, watch the fireworks put on by the city (AKA professionals) and later indulge in an appropriately-themed treat. These red white and blue whoopee pies? As wild and crazy as I’ll get.

These red, white and blue whoopee pies use cake mix and are filled with a fluffy marshmallow frosting. They are so delicious and festive! Enjoy.

Red, White, and Blue Whoopee Pies Recipe

    24 Servings

Ingredients

For the Cookies:
  • 1 box Pillsbury Spring Funfetti Cake Mix
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 large Eggs
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Blue Food Coloring
For the Frosting:
  • 5 large Egg Whites
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

For the Cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix cake mix, eggs, water and oil in a large mixing bowl on medium speed until fully combined. Divide batter in half. Color half of the batter red and the other half blue.
  3. Drop batter using a small cookie scoop on prepared baking sheet and bake for about 6-8 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.
  4. Remove to a wire baking sheet to cool.

For the Frosting:

  1. In a large CLEAN (grease free) metal mixing bowl, whisk egg whites and sugar over a pot of simmering water. Continue simmering the water and whisking the mixture until the sugar melts and it forms a smooth syrup, about 5 -7 minutes.
  2. Once you have a thick, smooth syrup, remove from heat and place bowl on your mixer. Using the whisk attachment, beat on low speed for 5 minutes. Add your vanilla and increase mixer speed to high and beat for five minutes more. The frosting should form stiff peaks.
  3. Using a spoon or a reseal-able bag with the corner snipped off, place a pile of frosting on the flat side of each red cookie. Top with the flat side of a blue cookie. 

Notes

  • Whoopee pies are best served the same day.

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Kristan is known for her candy creations and hilarity on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. We know where her true genius is, though: fanciful fanatical cupcake and cake creations!