Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

If you want to make a super adorable treat for your Valentine, there’s none better than these gorgeous Red Velvet Whoopie Pies! The deep red color, the chocolatey taste, and the frisky name make these PERFECT for the ultimate couple’s holiday. Definitely take a look and try them out!

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie | A Mother Thing

Here’s what you’ll need:

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

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

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie | A Mother Thing

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.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie | A Mother Thing

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 32 cookies (to make 16 whoopee pies).

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie | A Mother Thing

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.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie | A Mother Thing

You really can’t get much better than these. They are so soft and chewy with a delicious flavor. It’s a great treat for kids to take to their school parties, too! More cake than cookie and definitely not a real pie, these are a must have treat for Valentine’s Day.

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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

The deep red color, the chocolatey taste, and the frisky name make these PERFECT for the ultimate couple's holiday. 

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

    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 32 cookies (to make 16 whoopee pies).
    7. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and cool for 5 minutes before placing on wire rack to cool completely.

    Frosting

    1. 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.
    2. Pipe frosting on half of the cookies and then sandwich them together with the other halves.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 270mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 3g

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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

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