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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies are the perfect sweet treat to share with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day!

Valentines Day is coming up in just one week!  Red Velvet Whoopie Pies combine two classic dessert recipes into one delicious treat that is fun for all ages to make and eat!  The traditional combination of red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting is made even more delicious when you make them into little sandwich style whoopie pies!  You can customize them with pink, red, or even heart shaped sprinkles, too!

Happy Valentine’s Day from our Kitchen to yours!

xoxo, Taste Buds Kitchen

 

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Makes12 Sandwiches
Ingredients
For cookies:
1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
2 T cocoa powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
3 T unsalted butter
3 T vegetable oil
3/4 c sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 c buttermilk
red food coloring
For cream cheese filling:
3/4 c butter
12 oz cream cheese
1 c powdered sugar
1 1/2 t vanilla extract
4 T sprinkles
Instructions
1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2

Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a bowl until combined.

3

Using an electric mixer or by hand, beat together butter, oil and sugar in a large bowl until pale and fluffy; add egg(s), vanilla and and beat until well combined. Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk to the large bowl, beginning and ending with flour, scraping down sides of down as needed. Add the red food coloring and mix until thoroughly incorporated.

4

Use a cookie scoop (to ensure uniform size and shape) to scoop batter onto prepared baking sheets, about 2” apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, remove and cool completely before frosting and assembly.

5

To make the cream cheese filling, either by hand or using an electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add in confectioners sugar and finish with vanilla, beating well. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed until fully incorporated. Place cream cheese filling into piping bags.
*TBK Tip: Use a ziploc bag in place of a piping bag at home!*

6

To assemble, pipe 2 tablespoons of cheese cream filling on the flat part of one cookie. Place another cookie directly on top with flat side facing down, pressing down gently to form a cookie sandwich. Roll finished Whoopee Pie in sprinkles. Enjoy!

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