Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies






 Gabe loved them!
As many of you already know, one of my favorite aspects of any holiday is the food (namely, desserts).  For Valentine's Day I felt the need to bake something and these Red Velvet Whoopie Pies seemed perfectly appropriate.  This was actually my first attempt with Whoopie Pies and they were remarkable.  I'm pretty sure they'll blow your mind.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies (adapted from Better Homes and Gardens)
Ingredients
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2  Tbsp.  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 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.)
  • 1  recipe  cream cheese frosting (recipe here)

directions

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.

47 comments:

Katie said...

They look delicious!

BeautyH2T said...

these have me dribbling all over my computer- they look incredible!

Bx

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

yum. we had red velvet last night for valentine's. i just can't get enough of it. it's sooo good. =) happy valentine's day sweetie!

Val said...

Do you deliver to Thousand Oaks???? hehe

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

These look yum!

Gabriel said...

Whoopie! These are really amazing! I'd like some more please!

PursuitOfLLT said...

these look great!! the cream cheese frosting looks so fluffy!!

i've made pumpkin whoppie pies and everyone loved them. Might have to experiment with these...I do have a family party on Sunday. Must come up with dessert to bring so I know I'll be reading through all your recipes haha!

Danielle said...

i saw the mix at crate and barrell and was like yes please. then i see these and im like ABSOLUTELY. omg. amazing!

Sarah said...

Yum! They look delicious. I think that's the most excited I've ever seen Gabe get about a baked good!

Nikki said...

yumm!!! Two of my all time favorites!
These look insanely delicious, Valerie!


xx
Nikki

Nikki said...

yumm!!! Two of my all time favorites!
These look insanely delicious, Valerie!


xx
Nikki

Marcie said...

Yum! I've never seen these in red velvet! When do you find time to bake? I am so impressed. Now my breakfast bagel isn't looking so good. ;)

xo Marcie

Diana Mieczan said...

I need to try making them really soon as they look amazing! Oh yum! Happy Tuesday, sunshine

Diana Mieczan said...

I need to try making them really soon as they look amazing! Oh yum! Happy Tuesday, sunshine

Siri said...

I am such a fan of the "Gabe eating pose" - hilarious. And these look stupid good : )

Simply Bubblelicious said...

Oh my god, those look delish. Mouth watering at this very moment.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

oh Valerie those look amazing!! Wishing I could grab one through my screen right now...Hope you had a great V day. xo

Laura said...

They look SO yummy! My roommate would love these.

Josie said...

You can never really go wrong with Whoopie Pies, I'm convinced... Cake and cream filling; what could possibly be bad about that? These look absolutely delicious! Glad you had such a fab Valentine's Day, my dear!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Amber Blue Bird said...

you had me at red velvet

Krystal said...

thats it i need to finally make some cupcakes :)

Sarah B. said...

Ummm yeah - these were DELICIOUS!!!! You've inspired me to start baking! :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Yum! Those look so good! I recently had a whoopie pie and loved it :)

Sophie said...

ummmmmmmm YUMMMM! These looks absolutely delicious! you have definitely inspired me! i want to make these so badly! i love your blog! i am a new follower x

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

totally heavenly!! my husband would love these.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow they look amazing!!! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day, sweetie :) xoxo

OceanDreams said...

Oh my goodness those look so delicious, yum!!

Taj Acosta said...

oh my gracious is all I can say!!! Get in my belly now!!

Joanna said...

These look so good!! I may have to make these sometime soon! Thanks for sharing your great idea. xo

Mandy said...

Those whoopie pies sound ten times better than pumpkin spice whoopie pies! Will have to make them soon :)

style'n said...

I think what I love most about your food posts is that every recipe looks effortless. You pick recipes that are easy and of course they look like they taste amazing. I would definitely try these for sure.

Fashion Meets Food said...

wow how amazing does this look!

xo

this free bird said...

my crazy ass is going to be making these this weekend. i hope that gluten-free flour pulls through!! forget jillian michaels. i feel a spare tire around the waist coming on!!

xo,
c

georgia~gigi said...

Oh Valerie, I do think your Gabe is one lucky man! Those look awesome, I just bookmarked this! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
Happy Belated Valentin's Day
love
gi gi

caknitter said...

They look scrumptious!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Crimson goodness for the palate - they look toothsome! Am sure everyone enjoyed them immensely;-)

TheChambrayCountess said...

Those look so decadent and fantastic! I can't wait to try these out!

http://thechambraycountess.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

AAAHHHH VAL!!! Red Velvet is my FAVORITE!! I wanna jump in the pic and snatch it out of Gabe's hand!! LOL I have to make these!!!

http://www.glamlatte.com

PS. You really need to put a link to all of your recipes so we can go back to them. You always make the best stuff!!! :))

Annie said...

Wow, they look perfect - especially for your 1st time! I love how brightly colored it looks in the pic with Gabe. haha They are definitely RED velvet! :)

Torrie said...

I've been dying to make/try whoopie pies... ever since I saw Paula Deen make them on RR a while back! I will get to it- eventually (especially since you had such a good turnout, on your first try)!

Alicia said...

Yummm these sound / look so delicious! I will have to try to make these soon :)

Lindsay With An "A" said...

Um.... YUM!!!! You are a little Martha Stewart! :) Hope you had a great Valentines Day! xx

http://lindsaylovesitall.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Those look incredible. What a perfect valentine's treat! xo

Oh, My Darling said...

Oh, yummy!!! What a great idea!

gotmilk said...

Schnick... something about the Whoopy Pie name makes me snicker a bit. They look amazing!

Lexi said...

These are incredible! I have an obsession with whoopie pies: http://glitterandpearls.com/2011/02/08/whoopie-pie-wars/

Thanks for sharing!

xo
Lexi @ http://glitterandpearls.com

Megan @ Lovely Happenings said...

YUMM!