{taste this} pretty in pink lemonade cookie cups & whoopie pies

I will have you know that I tried to finish the citrus baking series.  I mean, I have made curd and cookies and cupcakes … that should have been enough.  But the sweet little Pillsbury dough boy with his funky Hawaiian trunks just kept calling my name from the pink lemonade cake mix and frosting that I bought on a whim … and then I decided I just had to use it!

Welcome to {taste this} …the pretty in pink lemonade edition!! 

Not only do you get 18 pink lemonade cookie cups and 18 pink lemonade whoopie pies, but you also get 9 teeny weeny mini cookies for the cookie cups out of one boxed cake mix!  Although the cake mix and frosting were store bought, they are still so pretty and delicious!

So if you have never made cookies from a cake mix, it is quite possibly the easiest dessert ever!  Mix together one box of your favorite dry cake mix, 2 eggs and 1/2 cup (one stick) melted butter.  {You can substitute 1/3 cup vegetable oil for the butter but I prefer the butter.}

Now that you have your easy breezy batter, let’s get baking!

Cookie cups:  For each cup, roll about 1 1/2 tablespoons of cookie batter into a ball and place in each compartment of a mini cupcake pan.  Bake at 350* for about 11-13 minutes.  Allow them to cool for about 60 seconds and then press the back of a spoon into the middle to create the spot for your sweet pink frosting!  Once cooled, pipe in your frosting.  I also used the last of my batter to make 9 itty bitty cookies for the top of the cookie cups.  So.darn.cute!

Whoopie pies:  For each cookie, roll about 1 tablespoon of cookie batter into a ball and place it on your ungreased cookie sheet (or baking stone!) about 2 inches apart.  Bake at 350* for about 11-13 minutes – you don’t want these to get too brown, so keep an eye on them.  Allow to cool.  Pipe your pink lemonade frosting in between two similar sized cookies and smush … whoopie pies!!

Baby shower?  Mother’s Day tea party or brunch?  Sweet 16 party?  These little pink treats would love to come! 

Hope your week is sweet and your lemonade pink!! 

This project or recipe was shared at the blogs on my Link page!


  1. oh my goodness these looks delightful…next on the list should be creamsicles!

  2. Oh yummmmmmyyyy! I’m showing this to hubby – he’s the baker and I’m the cook and our son is the eater of everything!

  3. yum, these all look great! I have tried cookies from cake mixes once before, love the short cut!

  4. So pretty and they look delicious!

  5. Love these, and they are so pretty! I’ve always wondered about that mix. Yum!

  6. um yummy! I have never seen this cake mix before, but then again, I have never looked for it before. I so going to look now. These look so delish! I can’t wait to make them. I linked up to your awesome linky party! First time for me. Looked like the place where all the cool kids hung out. :)
    have a happy Tuesday!


  7. These look really good! I’ve never tried making cookies from cake mix before, but I should! :)

    I would love it if you would link up at Watch Out, Martha!’s first link up party: Martha Mondays, going on now through Wednesday! Hope to see you there!

  8. oh my.. these are just too cute and look oh so yummy

  9. they are so pretty

  10. Hey Keri! Saw your post on Staci’s blog, Not Just a Housewife, and wanted to share how awesome these cookie cakes & whoopie pies look. Wow….perfect for summer. I look forward to trying them soon! Thanks for sharing. :)

  11. Wow these look great. Just pinned them. Having a lemonade party this weekend and these just might end up on the menu!

  12. WOW!!!!! THESE LOOK AMAZING! Love lemonade! Perfect for the season!! Would love to have you share at my link party!


  13. yummmmmy! I have to make a dessert for a friends bridal shower this week, and I think this is what I will make. :) Its my first time to your blog today, I love it!


  14. Wow – those look so delicious!

  15. They are so mouth-watering … and in pink, too!

  16. These are so pretty! I bet the taste amazing.

  17. Love the pink color! So pretty! I’d love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/?p=3188 Thanks!

  18. I’m not much of a lemonade person but these look so good!
    Thanks for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse Party! I’ll be featuring this tomorrow. :)

  19. Looks delicious!

  20. I’m pretty sure you are trying to get me fat!! You always have the best food pictures!! Thanks for linking it up to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky!!

  21. These are so stinking cute. I love them. I’m a big fan of cake mix cookies. I need to give these a try soon. THanks for sharing!

  22. Both of these look delicious! I love the pink!! Megan

  23. Wow, I must try these, they look fabulous. Thank you for sharing. I am your new Linky follower.

  24. Yummy these look soo delicious! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from WB.

  25. These are so fun! I had no idea you could make cookies from cake mix! Yum! Love the little whoopie pies!

  26. These are wonderful! How cute! Thanks for the fantastic idea!

  27. These are so pretty and look like so much fun!

  28. I love these and they look so yummy! I didn’t even know they had a box cake mix for pink lemonade, I am gonna have to try it! Stopping by from I Heart Naptime link party!

  29. Love this! We love for you to share this on our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party going on now…. http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/05/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_10.html?m=1

  30. These look so delish! I’ll have to try them sometime soon… I just LOVE pink lemonade in the summer!


  31. Yummy! I’ve a 90th. birthday to throw this week and this is going to go on the menu shortlist C:

  32. I like making cookies from cake mixes but I never thought about muffin cups. Thanks for the great idea!!! These pink lemonade treats are so fresh and yummy looking!! Thank you for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

  33. These whoopie pies look so delicious! Thanks for coming to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We would love to see you again next week!! -The Sisters

  34. These look wonderful. I haven’t seen the pink lemonade cake mix yet. I’ll have to look for it next time I’m out! Thanks for linking up with me. I’m featuring you again this week!

  35. Oh YUMMMMMM! Thanks for linking up to Hoo’s got talent I featured this today!

  36. These are almost too pretty to eat! I have pinned these…because I think my daughter may need them for her b’day!

  37. These look delicious!!! Pink lemonade is my favorite. I can’t wait to give these a try this weekend! Yum!
    You should definitely link up at the “Unveil Your Genius” Link up Party: http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/p/unveil-your-genius.html

  38. These are darling! Love pink lemonade stuff! Please link up to Foodie Friday

  39. These look delicious.. and of course they are the PERFECT color.. Pink! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can’t wait to see what you share next!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  40. These look to die for! I want one right now. http://www.jennymeierevents.blogspot.com


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