Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Better Homes & Gardens has a great recipe for Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. I blogged about Whoopie Pies on Dying for Chocolate, but not Red Velvet. How American is this! 45 minutes to make and 8 minutes to Bake!


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder (the best quality)
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.)--(yes tasty red velvet cakes use red food coloring)
1 recipe Whoopie Pie Filling, recipe below


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.
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 on flat sides of half the cookies. Top with remaining cookies, flat sides down. Makes 60 one-inch or 42 two-inch cookies.

6. Whoopie Pie Filling: In medium mixing bowl beat 1/4 cup softened butter and half an 8-ounce package softened cream cheese until smooth. Fold in one 7-ounce jar marshmallow creme.
7. To store: Refrigerate in airtight container up to 4 days. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.


mary kennedy said...

This looks terrific, can't wait to try them. Perfect for the holidays!

Sandie Herron said...

Ohmigosh. I'm new to your chocolate blog, and I find myself drooling every time I visit. I'm so glad another self-confessed chocoholic is actually sharing the really good stuff with others. Even if that is detrimental to my computer's motherboard which apparently does not like to be drooled upon! Sandie

Janet Rudolph said...

Glad you found the site. Mystery/Chocolate cross-overs, too.