If you’re looking for a fun and entertaining baked treat to serve for the holidays, check out these Snowman Whoopie Pies! Aren’t their little faces so edibly adorable?
Snowman Whoopie Pies
Holiday cookies are great, don’t get me wrong, I am all about the decorated sugar cookies come November, man. But what if you decided to up the ante a little, and kick it up a notch? What if you decided that cookies and cakes and brownies were awesome, but whoopie pies were also slammin’, especially if they’re decorated all cute and adorably so like these Snowman Whoopie Pies. Who doesn’t want to receive a snowman face from someone? I am #teamsnowman all the way, friends.
Easy Snowman Whoopie Pies
These Snowman Whoopie Pies are easy and adorable and simple and did I mention easy? LOOK AT THOSE FACES! GAH! I’m so horrifically snowman addicted, friends. I just want to bake these and decorate my house with ’em. You’ve seen my snowman decor, right?
Simple Snowman Whoopie Pies Recipe for Holiday Baking
If you’re in the kitchen baking delicious treats for friends, family, and loved ones, why not shake things up and create something different? These Snowman Whoopie Pies are perfect to give as gifts this holiday season!
How to Make Snowman Whoopie Pies
To make these whoopie pies, you’re going to need your favorite cake mix (this is mine) along with milk, oil, and eggs. For the buttercream icing and decorations, you’re going to need butter, confectioners’ sugar, milk, vanilla extract, black decorating frosting, and orange fondant.
Mix up your cake batter and once combined well, roll the cake mix into 2-inch spheres on a lined cookie sheet.
Bake your whoopie pies for 10 minutes at 350. Allow to cool completely. Beat butter, confectioners’ sugar, milk and vanilla on medium speed to make the buttercream, gradually increase to high until the ingredients are smooth and well-combined.
Fill your whoopie pies using an offset spatula to spread buttercream on the backside of one cake and then sandwich it with another.
Scoop the remainder of your buttercream into a piping bag and frost the top of each whoopie pie, filling it out completely. Shape your orange fondant into long, triangular shapes as these will be your snowman’s “carrot” nose. Place each nose in the center of each frosted whoopie pie.
Use your black decorating frosting to draw some eyes and a dotted smile. Ta-da! Your snowman whoopie pies are decorated and looking adorable!
Snowman Whoopie Pies
For the cake portion:
- 1 box cake mix
- 3 tbsp milk
- ¼ cup canola or vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, milk, oil and eggs.
- Roll the cake mix into balls, approximately 2 inches in size, and place on your parchment-lined baking sheet at least 1 inch apart from each other.
- Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool completely.
- Beat butter, confectioners’ sugar, milk and vanilla on medium speed to make the buttercream. Gradually increase to high until the ingredients are smooth and well-combined.
- Use one bowl of buttercream as the filling of your whoopie pies using an offset spatula to spread buttercream on the backside of one cake and then sandwich it with another.
- Scoop the remainder of your buttercream in a piping bag and frost the top of each whoopie pie, filling it out completely.
- Shape your orange fondant into long, triangular shapes as these will be your snowman’s “carrot” nose. Place each nose in the center of each frosted whoopie pie.
- With your black decorating frosting, frost out some eyes and a smile.
- Enjoy and happy holidays!