Ok, sorta whoopie pies.
But please save the “these aren’t realllllyy whoopie pies” comments. I know. You know. We know.
(Feelin’ a little feisty today can you tell?)
But they kind of look like whoopie pies, which is close enough for me. Mock whoopie pies. There we go.
Like the mock ice cream pops made a little while back.
There’s something a little special about these cookies though. They aren’t like your normal cookie. They are made out of a cake mix, yep! They produce a soft, chewy, brownie-like, mmm(!) Cake Cookie! You just add less liquids to the cake mix…
cake-cookie recipe slightly adapted from Betty Crocker
Yield: 2 ½ dozen whoopie pies (or ~ 5 dozen cookies)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 box Betty Crocker Butter Recipe Chocolate cake mix
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup miniature vanilla baking chips
1 package (16 oz.) Vanilla CANDIQUIK Candy Coating
Optional: sprinkles (nonpareils)
Heat oven to 350°F
In large bowl, mix cake mix, vanilla, butter and eggs with spoon until a thick dough forms. Fold in vanilla chips.
(Your batter will be about 2x this amount. ‘Cause by the time I decided it would be a good idea to take a picture of the batter…it was almost gone. I’m good at that.)
On a greased (or nonstick) baking sheet, drop by teaspoonful, leaving about 2 inches apart.
(Again, no pic. By the time I decided to take a picture of the little dough balls, they were full grown cookies.)
Bake 7 to 9 minutes. Slide from baking sheet onto a cooling rack.
Perfectly, puffy, soft, chewy, yummylicious little cookies these are!
Melt Vanilla CANDIQUIK in it’s microwaveable tray according to the directions on package.
Spread a teaspoon of CANDIQUIK onto the flat side of one cookie…
and press together with another cookie, allowing the Vanilla CANDIQUIK to squeeze out the sides; sprinkle the overfill of CANDIQUIK before it dries.
Little tip: sprinkle over a bowl…save yourself from cleaning up a million nonpareils. Plus, cuts down on waste. WHOOPIE!
Makes about 30 “whoopie pies” depending on how big you make your whoopie cookies.
Store in an airtight container.