Stop and take a look.
Have you seen anything quite so awesome in recent memory? It’s like a unicorn ate fairy dust and pooped it out, but in the most awesome way possible.
These are Funfetti Whoopie Pies, from Yammie’s Noshery. My friend Lei turned me on to these after sort of hinting that it would be super sweet to have someone make these on their days off. Cough.
So of course I had to make them, because 1) they ask for lots of butter, 2) they ask for imitation butter flavor, and 3) SPRINKLES. Everywhere. Even though I always make fun of Sam for ordering rainbow sprinkles on top of his ice cream (because let’s get real, they don’t add any special flavor), I love them on cookies.
Here’s the recipe:
Funfetti Whoopie Pies
2 sticks softened butter
1 1/4 cup sugar (I modified this by only using just under 1 cup, since I didn’t want it too sweet)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon imitation butter flavor
2 cups cake flour
2/3 all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup colored sprinkles (I used the long kind)
More sprinkles for rolling (I used the little round kind)
Beat the butter and sugar on high speed for about 5 minutes or until fluffy. Add the vanilla, butter flavor, and egg. Beat until well combined. Sift in the flours, soda, and salt. Mix to combine. Stir in the sprinkles. Chill the dough. If you’re in a hurry, throw it in the freezer. I put it in a gallon Ziploc bag and pounded it down flat so it would get cold faster. Preheat the oven to 375º. Take a small piece of the dough, dip in the sprinkles and roll into a ball and place on the baking sheet. Repeat until the sheet is filled. Bake about 7 minutes.
Keep the remaining dough in the freezer while the others are baking. They will flatten out as they bake and puff up a little when they’re done. Sandwich cooled cookies together with filling if desired (recipe below).
Seriously, these cookies are good enough without the filling. I’m honestly not a huge fan of the frosting, since I don’t like any type of frosting, but I’ll probably try to create my own sometime.
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
2 sticks cold butter, chopped into small cubes
2 tablespoons sprinkles (I used the little round ones)
Beat the cream and vanilla until slightly thickened. Beat in the powdered sugar until thick and smooth. Beat in about one fourth of the cold butter cubes at a time on high speed. Beat for about 10 minutes on high speed in your stand mixer until smooth. Don’t be afraid if it looks weird at first. Just keep beating! Fold in the sprinkles. Use to fill cooled cookies.
If you don’t have a stand mixer, your arm will probably get pretty tired (and not to mention you’ll probably start to get bored after a few minutes) from using a hand mixer, but it does work just as well. And if you don’t have any pastry/piping bags or fancy icing tips, you can just use a large Ziploc bag and snip one of the corners off.
And there you have it. The most fun you can have with food, sans alcohol.
P.S. Make sure you don’t spill half the container of little round sprinkles. Not that I’m telling you from experience or anything..