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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies


by , May 17, 2017

red velvet whoopie pies
Photo Credit: Diana Rattray

These small red velvet whoopie pies are perfect for Valentine's Day or Christmas parties. The recipe is easily doubled for a larger batch or larger whoopie pies.

Prep Time: 22 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes

Ingredients:

Filling
Instructions:

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Measure the flour, unsweetened cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl. Whisk or stir to blend.
  4. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat 4 tablespoons of butter with 1/2 cup of brown sugar until light. Add the egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla; beat until well blended. Stir in the flour and cocoa mixture, alternating with the buttermilk and red food coloring. Beat until smooth and blended.
  5. With a cookie scoop or pastry bag, drop or pipe the batter onto the prepared baking sheets in 1 1/2-inch round mounds.
  6. Bake the whoopie pies for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the cakes spring back when touched lightly with a finger.
  7. Cool completely before filling.
  8. Prepare the filling (directions below) and spread or pipe some on the bottom of a cookie. Top with the another cookie to form a whoopie pie (flat side down). Repeat with the remaining cookies and filling.
  9. Store the whoopie pies in the refrigerator in wax paper or parchment-lined containers, putting sheets of parchment or wax paper between the cookies.
Filling
  1. Beat the 4 ounces of cream cheese with 4 tablespoons of butter until light. Beat in the confectioners' sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla until smooth and fluffy.

Makes About 13 Small Whoopie Pies.

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