Rainbow sprinkles make my heart sing. If you don’t already know this about me, it’s time to do some more careful reading on this here blog of mine. Sprinkles are my THANG.
I would (and do) happily eat sprinkles on almost anything. Ice cream sundaes? Obv. A big fat slice of cake? The more the merrier. A spoon? Happened last week…?
I blame my mom for this sprinkle obsession, as I can remember from a young age climbing onto the counter to reach the sprinkle cabinet.
Yup, the sprinkle cabinet.
Some families have a spice cabinet, mine has one devoted to nonpareils and jimmies and colored sugars. Such is life.
A while back, I went to Wegmans (otherwise know as the happiest place on earth) and happened upon the bulk candy section. Before I knew it I was shoveling rainbow jimmies into a bag by the armload muttering “Tassssttteee the raaaiiiinnboow”. Thank God for my watchful roomie Domenica, who carefully removed me from the bulk sprinkle situation. Me and my bank account may not be alive without her.
And, so, now…now I have three pounds of rainbow sprinks and a whooooole lot of baking to do. I was racking my brain trying to figure out what recipes I could throw handfuls of colored fun into (just you WAIT until you see what I have up my sleeve for Superbowl Sunday) and I came up with this:
Homemade funfetti whoopie pies. Mini ones, to be exact. Adorable and fun and sprinklicious.
Here’s what you do:
Make some funfetti whoopie pie batter (recipe below).
Then, make some fluffy rainbow frosting (recipe below).
And smush ’em together and roll in extra sprinkles, just for good measure.
I took a picture of these babies with an oreo to show you how tiny and cute they are. You could make regular-sized whoopie pies, but this way is just so much more adorable. You might even call them FUN-sized FUNfetti..?
Funfetti Whoopie Pies (adapted from Whoopie Pies by Sarah Billingley and Amy Treadwell)
yield: ~18 mini whoopie pies, depending on size
- 1 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon milk (I used vanilla soy milk)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat liner. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium high until fluffy. Scrape down the sides and beat in the egg. In a small bowl, mix the milk, baking soda, and vinegar. With the mixer on low, slowly pour in half of the the milk mixture. Add the vanilla and half of the flour mixture. Blend on low for about 30 seconds, then add the other half of the milk and flour mixtures. Beat on medium until fully combined, about one minute. Fold in the sprinkles.
- Using a ziploc bag with the corner snipped off, pipe ~2 teaspoon mounds of batter onto prepared pans, leaving about an inch of space between each. Bake for 8 minutes, or until the cookies are just beginning to turn golden brown on the bottoms. Allow to cool on the pan for a minute, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
Fluffy Vanilla Rainbow Frosting
- 3/4 cup marshmallow fluff
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- ~1 cup confectioner’s sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles
- Beat the fluff and softened butter on high until fully incorporated, about 1 minute. Add confectioner’s sugar to desired taste, starting with 1/2 cup and adding up to 1 cup. The frosting can be quite sweet so don’t add too much!
- Add the vanilla and pinch of salt; beat on high for 2 minutes. Add the sprinkles and beat until incorporated, about 10 seconds.
- With a pastry bag or knife, put a teaspoon of frosting on every other whoopie cookie. Sandwich with a similar-sized whoopie cookie, then roll in sprinkles. Store at room temperature.
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