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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

.:Mouth-Watering Wednesday - Candy Cane Whoopie Pies:.

Happy December!

I LOVE December and the Christmas season. The lights, shopping, music (which I've been listening to since October), the food - everything about it is just magical!

So in honor of December starting today, I'm going to share a great Christmas recipe - candy cane whoopie pies!

We made these last year for neighbor gifts, and they were a hit! Really, you won't even want to give them away, so be sure to make extras for yourself!

Here's what you need:

Cake mix
1/2 c. oil
2 eggs
crushed candy canes
peppermint extract
Andes baking bits (optional)

Pre- heat your oven to 350.

Mix your cake mix, oil, and eggs.

Stir in your baking bits. (I LOVE these candy cane bits!)

Put scoops of dough on your cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Let your cookies cool completely before adding frosting!

I mixed peppermint extract and red food coloring into my canned vanilla frosting. I just add extract to taste.

Frost one cookie and then roll the edges in the crushed candy canes.

Add your other cookie on top.

DONE! And delicious!

I also made another batch with just regular Andes baking bits - not the candy cane ones, but the chocolate and mint ones. For those, I used chocolate frosting instead of the peppermint frosting, and still rolled the edges in candy canes. Yum!

You can put all of your goodies on festive paper plates, or you can make these fun charger plates using a little bit of vinyl. I think they add a nice touch!


  1. I"m gonna give these a try for the church dinner on Sunday! They look delicious!

  2. i am going to have to make these for the kids i keep they will love them!!


  3. i am going to have to make these for the kids i keep they will love them!!


  4. Aw! That looks totally delish! I will try this out!

  5. Those look so yummy! Can't wait to make some.

  6. These look like good festive treats. Will have to have a go!

  7. Those are delicious looking! This is my favorite time of year, partially because of all the peppermint. I am definitely adding this to my recipe book!
    Thanks for linking up to the Incredible Christmas Cookie Party!

  8. saw you on Show & Tell Saturdays- these looks absolutely amazing! i'm pretty sure I need to make these for my hubby now ;) thanks for the inspiration!!


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