Children’s Holiday Whoopies

These mini Whoopies are perfect for the children to snack on while testing out all the presents scattered around the house. In two bites they are gone, so you don’t have to worry about finding crumbs rubbed into the carpet under each scrap of wrapping paper. I have used liquid food coloring but if you prefer, use paste. It will take far less though, so be forewarned.

Children’s Holiday Whoopies
You might just be tempted to sneak a few for yourself. This recipe makes about 7-9 mini Whoopies, filled. I made this recipe just as simple as I can because I know everyone’s plate is full this close to the Holidays. So with that in mind, use prepared cake frosting if desired or make your own.

1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
Food coloring of your choice
Prepared frosting or Fluffy Frosting, recipe below

Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with wax paper. In one bowl, mix the dry ingredients well. In another, mix the eggs and milk. Combine both bowl. Divide into 2 or 3 separate bowls, if desired, and color with food coloring. I added 12 drops of blue, 12 drops or yellow and 12 drops of green in the bowls. Mix well and, using a tablespoon, heap it with the cake batter and “plop” it on the prepared pan, twisting the spoon to make a round shape.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or when touched in the center it is firm. Remove from oven and let cool on the waxed paper.
Meanwhile, prepare frosting by whipping the shortening until creamy. Add the fluff and 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Beat on low with hand or table top mixer until combined. Add the remainder of the powdered sugar in 1/4 cup measurements until well mixed. Add the vanilla and mix well. Frost your Whoopies.

Fluffy Frosting:
1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla