Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

For my sister's wedding my mom made the best Whoopie Pie's. Now if you have never had one, I would say it's a little like a homemade oreo, but much lighter and frankly in my opinion better! Everyone loved them and of course were the first things to go. I wanted to make some the other day and found this delicious recipe on The Girl Who Ate Everything for Red Velvet Whoopie's. Sounded like a dream, so I decided to give them a whirl. They were extremely easy and turned out beautiful. All which doesn't mean anything if they don't taste good right? Well they did, they tasted Better than good they were Fantastico!

( I used the whoopie pie filling and Loved it, plus it is easier)

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
by Better Homes and Gardens

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1-oz. bottle red food coloring (2 Tbsp.)

Whoopie Pie Filling
1/4 cup softened butter
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
7 ounce jar Marshmallow creme


Cream Cheese Frosting
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, softened
2 cups (8 ounces) powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
splash of milk if needed

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment; set aside. In medium bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

2. In large mixing bowl beat butter on medium to high 30 seconds. Beat in brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk, beating after each addition just until combined. Stir in food coloring.

3. Spoon batter in 1- or 2-inch diameter rounds, about 1/2-inch high on prepared baking sheets, allowing 1 inch between each round. ( the best thing to use is a small cookie scoop)

4. Bake 7 to 9 minutes for 1-inch cookies or 9 to 11 minutes for 2-inch cookies, or until tops are set. Cool completely on baking sheets on rack. Remove cooled cookies from baking sheets.

5. To fill, dollop Whoopie Pie Filling or Cream cheese frosting on flat sides of half the cookies. Top with remaining cookies, flat sides down. Makes 60 one-inch or 42 two-inch cookies.

6. To store: Refrigerate in airtight container up to 4 days. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.

1 comment:

  1. They look delicious - definitely need to attempt the Red Velvet Whoopie Pies....


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