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February 13, 2013

Strawberry Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Icing | Whoopie Pies from a Cake Mix

Samantha, my three-year-old niece, once told me her favorite cookies were "Icing Cookies."  So, when planning her Valentine's Day gift, I wanted to make her something that would be big in the icing department and just her size... and pink, of course.

I used my recipe for Whoopie Pies from a Cake Mix, but instead of the chocolate cake mix I used Strawberry.  With the pink cookies and filling, I was hoping they would turn out looking a little like French Macaroons - and I think they did!

They were a huge hit for Sam - as I think they would be for any birthday party or shower.  Here is the link to my original recipe for Whoopie Pies from a Cake Mix.  Obviously, you can use any kind of cake mix you want - for Emma's Baptism last year I made them with Red Velvet cake mix and cream cheese frosting
Here they are all packed up for Sam and Kate's Valentine's care package (see all of the girl contents, here!)


The batter - perfectly pink.

 Since I was making small whoopies, I used a disposable piping bag to pipe them into little circles.  It worked great - made it much quicker than spooning them out.

You'll need to make them smaller than you think!  Here is a Hershey Kiss size reference - these ended up being about the size of an oreo.

I made two sizes - these were a little larger.  More of a cupcake top size.

The frosting - butter, powdered sugar and cream cheese all whipped together. 

Ready for assembly...


Some mini and some tiny.

I think they also make a great elegant looking dessert/cookie - almost like a macaroon, don't you think?!


  1. Anonymous6:47 PM

    Yes. I thought they were macaroons. Do you mind sharing where you purchased your wrapping paper and tissue paper found in your former post? Much thanks.

  2. Josephine Lee8:26 PM

    For the filling did you just add red food coloring? How many drops?

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  4. Anonymous9:49 AM

    Jenny your whoopie pies look yummy and I can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing your baking skills with us. Also, I have been having some problems with your website. The header is not quite right and some of your pictures on the right side are not loading correcting either.
    Happy Valentines Day!

  5. HI --just found your blog and made these adorable little strawberry treats. They are so very good!. Can't wait to experiment with other flavors! Thank you for sharing this easy recipe. I wanted to ask you what is on the bottom of your baking pan? Thank you!


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