February 10, 2011

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

 First...I have to share this craft with you...A. because it took me 5 minutes and B. because it is almost Valentines and I haven't shared ANY of my crafts!!  So...have a look, go to Hobby Lobby and get this picture frame and these conversation hearts and some pins, pin it to the frame and enjoy:)

 Now for the whoopie pies!  I am totally obsessed with this "cookie".  They are so fun and you just can't help but yell "WHOOPIE" when you eat one:)  Ok...I know...that was lame.  Couldn't help it.  Besides, thats how they got their name!!

My sweet friend, Shannon happened to have one of these pans and I stole it from her...the dough is pretty thick, so I had to spread it out a bit.  No worries...if you don't have this pan, you can either just scoop them and have round ones, or you can put the dough in a pastry bag and pipe hearts on your cookie sheet.
The heart was pretty thick, so I cut them in half with a serrated knife.  Then you pipe on the goodness...a.k.a. cream cheese frosting.

Are they not sweetest things ever??  They taste even better!!

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
source: Taste of Home

2 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c. sour cream
1 TBS red food coloring
1 1/2 tsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
1/4 c. baking cocoa
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda

Filling:
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 tsp. clear vanilla

In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the eggs, sour cream, food coloring, vinegar and vanilla.  Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.   Stir in melted chocolate.

Drop by tablespoonfuls 2" apart (or use the heart shaped pan) onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until edges are set.  Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy.  Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.  Spread filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies, about 1 TBS on each.  Store in the refrigerator.

2 comments:

  1. Those whoopie pies looks amazing, love Taste of Home!! Great picture frame, so easy yet so adorable!! Looking forward to following you! :)

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  2. I am LOVIN' this!! Red Velvet is my absolute fav! mmm - you are just too good! ;)

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