TMNT Whoopie Pies

TMNT Whoopie Pies

    If your kids love the Teenage Mutant Turtles as much as my sons and nephews do, you might want to consider making these adorable whoopie pies for their next birthday party or gathering.  Not only are they adorable and easy to make, but the kids just love them.  

TMNT Whoopie Pies

Here is everything you will need to make Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Whoopie Pies:

INGREDIENTS FOR THE COOKIES:

TMNT Whoopie Pies

2 (8.25 oz) pouches Funfetti vibrant green cake mix
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING:

TMNT Whoopie Pies

4 cups powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon butter- softened
1/2 cup solid shortening
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons milk
2 Tablespoons hot water
3-4 drops food gel in red, blue, orange and purple
24-30 Wilton candy eyes -small

DIRECTIONS FOR COOKIES:

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
3. Pour the cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Add the baking powder and stir to mix well.

TMNT Whoopie Pies
4. Add the eggs, oil and vanilla to cake mix and stir until well incorporated.

TMNT Whoopie Pies
5. Chill the cookie dough for 15-20 minutes for easier handling.

TMNT Whoopie Pies
6. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on the cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart.

TMNT Whoopie Pies
7. Using the bottom of a glass, flatten each cookie slightly.
8. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
9. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.

DIRECTIONS FOR ICING:

1. In a large mixing bowl, add the powdered sugar, butter, shortening, milk, hot water, vanilla and salt.

TMNT Whoopie Pies
2. With an electric mixer on low speed, mix all ingredients until well incorporated. Increase the speed to medium high and mix until light and fluffy (1-2 minutes).

TMNT Whoopie Pies
3. Divide the icing into 4 small mixing bowls. Add 3-4 drops of each food coloring in the bowls. Mix well.

TMNT Whoopie Pies

TMNT Whoopie Pies

4. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and place 1/2 of the cookies on it with the bottom of the cookies facing up.

TMNT Whoopie Pies
5. Spread 2-3 Tablespoons of the colored icing on top of each cookie. To make it easier, try using a spatula to spread evenly. Top with the underside of the remaining cookies.

TMNT Whoopie Pies
6. Gently press 2 candy eyes into each ninja turtle cookie.

TMNT Whoopie Pies
7. ENJOY!!

Let’s Discuss:  What event would be perfect for serving TMNT Whoopie Pies in your home?

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Comments

  1. A friend of mine always makes these. Not themed ones like yours but whopper pies. Now that I have a recipe I’ll have to return the favor! Thanks for posting this recipe!

  2. These are so clever! My son would have loved them for his TMNT birthday party two years ago! Adorable!

  3. Those are adorable! They would be perfect for a kid’s birthday party for sure. I’m sure they taste as good as they look!

  4. I think anytime I hosted the guys for board gaming they would love to see these whoopie pies. I love that the mix is blue until you add the eggs–how fun (and vibrant) is that?

  5. Those Whoopie pies are so adorable! It is sure to be a hit in any TNMT themed party! I will keep this recipe and maybe alter the colors to suit another theme, like using pink, for a little girl’s birthday party. 🙂

  6. I can’t believe that TMNT are popular again! My Husband collected the action figures. These whoopies pies are cute and they’d make my Husband PLUS son happy! Bookmarking!

  7. Oh those whoopie pies are just too cute. My little guy would enjoy making them, as he is a TMNT fan.

  8. I love whoopie pies and these are so fun! I would definitely want to enjoy one at a TNMT party!

  9. These are so cute and would be perfect for a kid’s party! My brother loved TMNT when we were little!

  10. These look really cool. I bet they taste good too. I do try to avoid using food coloring though.

  11. Both of my sons would love these!!! What a great idea to make for a snack, I have not seen these mixes yet. I need to find them!

  12. These are adorable!! If my husband saw this he would totally demand them haha Great idea!

  13. These are stinkin’ awesome!!! I have a nephew (and brother-in-law) that would love these sooooo much. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

  14. That looks so simple to make! My son’s birthday is in a few months; these whoopie pies would make fun treats.

  15. So creative! They look delicious but almost too good to eat! Baking is surely an art and you seem to have mastered it!

  16. Goodness me these are super adorable! My kids would go nuts for these for sure. I would love to make them with them too, get them involved – so adorable and simple!

  17. These are just so much fun! Growing up my bother loved TMNT and I’m sure he would love it if I made him these! I love how colourful they are and I’m sure they taste amazing too!

  18. These are seriously so cute!!!! Great job girl!

  19. These are just too adorable and would be perfect for my son’s birthday party. I love the bright colored filling!

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