Create a fun cookie that everyone will enjoy. These Cotton Candy Whoopie Pies start with a cake mix and a Duncan Hines frosting and flavor packet for a cookie sandwich that is great for lunch boxes or after school snacks.
Did you know that your oven is great at hiding things?
Do you have company coming over soon and no time to do the rest of the dishes? Put them inside the oven on the racks...just don't forget and turn the oven on later. I've done both before. The hiding and the forgetting.
Underneath is a great hiding place for things like fruit snacks, popcorn, pretzels, air soft bullets, straws, and even tomatoes.
I use the vacuum attachment every time I vacuum the kitchen, but apparently it doesn't reach every single place. I always find an amazing assortment of grossness when I actually pull the oven out from the wall. Yeah, that only happens about twice a year, so who knows what could be under there by now.
Did you know that biting into hot pizza pockets is a bad idea?
It's an even worse idea when you bite into those sample pizza pockets at Sam's Club. Why you ask? Because then you have to walk around the rest of the time with cheese and sauce all over your shirt. Yup, that would be me again.
We were at Sam's Club on sample day, and they had the pizza rolls. My hubby popped one whole in his mouth, while I thought I would be dainty and only eat half at once. Bad idea! Hot melty cheese went all over my chin and my shirt. Of course my husband got a huge kick out of that.
Did you know that you can't pour pop back into the bottle with a funnel?
I'm really not sure why I was trying to pour pop back into the bottle. But let me tell you...it does not work. You can just imagine the mess I had all over the counter and floor.
Just thought you would like to keep that random kitchen tip in mind for later.
Did you know that cake mixes make great cookies?
One cake mix, one stick of butter, and one egg and you are on your way to a delicious and easy cookie. You can also add candy to the dough like I did for these Butterfinger Whoopie Pies. So many options and fun things you can do to these cookies. Go ahead and crazy with it!
For these confetti cookies, I mixed together a Duncan Hines Frosting Creations packet into the Frosting Starter. I knew my kids would love the Cotton Candy flavor, but feel free to use a flavor that your family will love.
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Other easy desserts from mixes:
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
I was not finished by post......I pushed the wrong button. I am going to change the filling to green and gold. Sic EM Bears! THANKS!
These would be awesome tailgate treats. You would probably just have to use a different flavor packet for a different color. Or you can use Wilton gel colors to get the colors you want too.
OMGosh! These are going to be the dessert at our first football tailgate!!! I have to figure out how to change the color of the filling
Cotton Candy anything makes the world a sunnier place! I love that pretty blue color! Believe it or not, my grocery stores don't carry the Duncan Hines Frosting Creations. I've looked at several of my local grocery stores and I'm out of luck 🙁 So not fair!
That really stinks! You would love them for sure!
Heather @ Sugar Dish Me
I used the Cotton Candy Frosting Creations to make my little guy some birthday cake buttercream earlier this year and I love them!!! Super fun to play with. Also... ohhh mah gah these whoopie pies! They are so fluffy and soft and gorgeous!
I just realized that was a lot of exclamation points. I guess I got excited.
Haha, thanks girl!! 😉 Don't worry, I get excited All. The. Time!!!!! See? Hehe!
Its not fair!! We dont get the same cake mixes in the UK - only Betty Crocker - and the frosting??? Never heard of that make either - could you make your own frosting out of butter and icing sugar?
They look sooooo scrummy though - cant you send me some by post ha ha!!
Love your blog - you are so interesting.
You could substitute any cake mix in the recipe. And yes, you could make your own butter cream frosting for in the middle. What a bummer you can't get the fun flavor packets and frosting. Thank you so much for reading my blog and letting me know you like it!!!
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Those look like so much fun to make!!! My kids would love it;)
They really were!! 😉 And my kiddos just adored them!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
This is a great post Jocelyn! Ugh, the pizza down the shirt. Been there, done that. And pouring pop back in the bottle sounds like something I would do in the future, so I'll make note. 🙂 Love the whoopie pies!
Haha, thanks Dorothy!! 😉
Gloria @ Simply Gloria
That is too funny about the hiding places...I've done that with the oven quite a few times myself. Although, I can't anymore becz I forgot and preheated the oven. Bad deal. So, yes that was many moons ago!
I love these creative whoopie pies! (Whoopies are my favorite kind of cookies!) Pinning!
I'm glad I'm not alone in these crazy things I do! 😉 Thanks Gloria!!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
The oven really does hide a ton of stuff! I find all sorts of food stuff underneath! It's pretty gross.
But these whoopie pies? Amazing. They're so fun!
Haha, I totally agree!!
What an incredibly fun whoopie pie Jocelyn! Love the perfect cotton candy blue filling!
Thanks Tanya!! 😉
These look so fun! I'm impressed that you even clean behind your oven, meaning I don't! That pizza roll thing would've happened to me. Stuff like that always happens to me!
Thanks Marcie!! Haha, cleaning behind the oven doesn't happen often 😉
Love these!! They are so cute and fun!!
Thanks Tieghan!! 😉
We are always trying to find out ways to use those little frosting creation flavor packets! This would definitely go over well in my house!
I am too!! 😉
The Bearfoot Baker
I adore all things cotton candy! Thanks for sharing;)
You're welcome!! 😉
Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
These are so pretty! My kiddo loves cotton candy; he'd definitely love these as an after-school snack!
Thanks Ashley!! 😉
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
What a fun post! Thank you for all the tips and the smile! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
You're welcome girl!! 😉
Stop the madness girlfriend... cotton candy whoopie pies? Get out! You have got to be the coolest mom ever with a flavor like this!
Haha, I've tried, but I just can't seem to stop! 😉
Love it, they look great!
Thanks Amanda!! 😉
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
I'm like a little kid in that I still love anything cotton candy! I order cotton candy ice cream often and embarrass my husband 😉
Haha! That's too funny! 😉
Cotton candy ice cream. 🙂 Dairy Queen use to have cotton candy blizzards... and that is the only one I would ever order. I am also a Cotton Candy junkie
Happy Valley Chow
Those sound sooooo good, I love whoopie pies! Great job 🙂
Thanks Eric!! 😉