The Girl is leader at Preschool tomorrow and it happens to be Dr. Seuss Day  that day as well. I wanted to make a themed snack and looked around for ideas.

After going to the store the idea hit me of Whoopie Pies. I have never had one or made one, but this is my interpretation of one.  I didn’t want to use a lot of food colorings so strawberry was perfect to have something similar to the Cat in the Hat. I found a cookie recipe from cake mix, but changed it a bit for this.

Strawberry Whoopie Pies

Makes 12 pies
Box of Strawberry Cake Mix
3 eggs
1/3 cup oil
(Mix all of the above together. It will be sticky.)

Can of Whipped White Icing (I used Betty Crocker again. I tried the Vanilla and the Fluffy White)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I used my handy cookie scoop and placed them on a ungreased baking sheet.  bakingBake for about 10 minutes. Baking times will vary. bakingdoneMove them to a baking rack while still warm (they will stick to the pan). Once cool ice the bottom of one and put another cookie on it.

The cakes taste like cake more than a cookie, and stay nice and soft. The third egg I think helped keep the cake consistency. It tastes like a cupcake with the icing in the middle.

Easy as can be!

Flatter Cookies?  I noticed they were baking slower and not rising as much on my shinier pan (one on the right) for the second batch than the first batch on a dull little bit darker pan. As with any new recipe try one cookie first to see what adjustments need to be made with temperature and time.
These that went a little flat I just iced and put blue sprinkles. A little 4th of July and little Dr. Seuss all in one!

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