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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

These Red Velvet Whoopie Pies make a great Valentine’s Day treat. You can make them from scratch and they taste so much better and less money out-of-pocket. The filling is even homemade. Don’t let this homemade recipe scare you away, it is actually easier than you think. Follow these step-by-step instructions for a tasty treat.

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Ingredients 

2½ cups flour
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ cup butter, soft, plus 4 tbsp also
¼ cup softened shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp. red food color

Icing 
4 oz. cream cheese
1.5  cups powdered sugar

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Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees then line baking sheets with parchment paper

2. In a bowl, sift your flour, then add cocoa, soda and salt together mix with a wire whisk

3. In a separate bowl using an electric mixer or Kitchenaid , mix the butter, shortening and sugar till it looks light and a wee bit fluffy.

4. Add egg, 1 tsp. vanilla and food coloring. Mix until combined.

5. Add flour and milk in two additions, alternating between each until completely combined.

6. Scoop batter about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. You should have about 16 whoopee pies

7. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and cool for 5 minutes before placing on wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting

8.  Beat cream cheese and remaining 4 tbsp butter until creamy. Continue to mix on low and slowly adding powdered sugar until combined. Then add remaining 1 tsp. vanilla and mix until just combined.

9. Pipe frosting on half of the cookies and then sandwich them together with the other halves.

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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter, soft, plus 4 tbsp also
  • ¼ cup softened shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp. red food color
  • Icing
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees then line baking sheets with parchment paper
  • In a bowl, sift your flour, then add cocoa, soda and salt together mix with a wire whisk
  • In a separate bowl using an electric mixer or Kitchenaid , mix the butter, shortening and sugar till it looks light and a wee bit fluffy.
  • Add egg, 1 tsp. vanilla and food coloring. Mix until combined.
  • Add flour and milk in two additions, alternating between each until completely combined.
  • Scoop batter about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. You should have about 16 whoopee pies
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and cool for 5 minutes before placing on wire rack to cool completely.
  • Frosting
  • Beat cream cheese and remaining 4 tbsp butter until creamy. Continue to mix on low and slowly adding powdered sugar until combined. Then add remaining 1 tsp. vanilla and mix until just combined.
  • Pipe frosting on half of the cookies and then sandwich them together with the other halves.
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