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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies Recipe
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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies Recipe

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Everyone gets a kick out of this fun take on the trendy cake. Take a shortcut and use packaged cream cheese frosting for the filling. —Judi Dexheimer, Sturgeon Bay, WI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
  • TOPPINGS:
  • White baking chips, melted
  • Finely chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 whoopie pie equals 272 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, sour cream, food coloring, vinegar and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in cooled chocolate.
  2. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are set. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Beat in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread filling on bottom of half of the cookies; cover with remaining cookies.
  4. Drizzle with melted baking chips; sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 2 dozen.
Freeze option: Freeze cookies in freezer containers. To use, thaw cookies in covered containers. Fill and decorate as directed.
Originally published as Red Velvet Whoopie Pies in Taste of Home February/March 2011, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 whoopie pie equals 272 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 25, 2014

Pros: Very soft & moist.

Cons: Red color is not right- comes out as a dirty, dark red. Not really flavorful.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

Super good!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

YUMMY! What a treat! You need not use clear vanilla extract, regular vanilla extract works fine. If you own a silicone baking mat ("Silpat" as the brand name calls them) just use that & don't worry about the parchment paper. Do not overcook them!

~ Theresa

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

YUM! These are delicious.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

Omg!!! I loved making this recipe. I just made a dozen for my family and myself. I found imitation clear vanilla extract I guess that was ok? I used the butter vanilla as well in the icing. I baked my cookies for 9 minutes and they didn't crumble. I'll make these for my next office party!

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