Saturday, January 23, 2010

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies



I saw this in the Food Network Mag and knew right away I had to make it! First of all, I absolutely love red velvet. It is a favorite. Plus, I wanted to give it a whirl before I made them on Valentines Day. They are perfect to celebrate Valentines Day with!!!!

1 oz.semisweet chocolate chopped
1/2 oz. milk chocolate chopped
12 TB of unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cp. sour cream
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 TB red food coloring
2 1/4 cps. AP flour
1 cp. sugar
1/4 cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

1. Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, soda and salt and set aside.
2. Melt the butter and then add the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is melted. Add the sour cream, eggs, vinegar, vanilla, and food coloring. Stir to combine.
3 Add the flour mixture 1 cp. at a time to the wet mixture until all is combined.
4. On a greased baking sheet add 1 heaping TB of the batter per cookie and smooth with a finger.
5. Bake on 375 for 8 to 10 minutes.




8 oz. of soft cream cheese
3 TB of butter, soft
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cp. powdered sugar

1. Cream the butter and cream cheese together. Add the vanilla and mix. Add the powdered sugar until combined and thick.

Once the cookies are cool add a heaping tablespoon of the icing into each cookie and then put another cookie on top. Put the finished cookies in the fridge for 30 minutes for them to set up!!!
EAT!!!

My girls loved them. They are a perfect Valentine and everyday dessert!

18 comments:

  1. Oh Yes red velvet is just perfect for Valentines Day. Wonderful idea Miranda, they look simply delicious!

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  2. Your kiddies must have loved these. I've never tried a whoppie pie, thanks for the recipe daaaaaahlinlg.
    *kisses* HH

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  3. I tried some of these, made by a different baker, at the international wine festival yesterday. I have to say yours look much more delectable!

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  4. Red velvet whoopie pies sound fabulous! Perfect for Valentine's Day.

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  5. WHAT A GREAT IDEA! THEY LOOK GREAT !!!!

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  6. Mmm....I love red velvet too. These are great snack or dessert or if you're like me a whole meal. lol.

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  7. fun ... red velvet is one of our favorites, now you just made into something we will really love

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  8. Miranda mail me some! I've been wanting to try these for forever but am not a big cookie baker. :)
    ~ingrid

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  9. This is the first time I heard of Whoppie pie! heh Looks so yummilicious.

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  10. Those look delicious, and perfect for Valentines day :-)

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  11. Love red velvet cake. Thes look like a very fun way to enjoy it!

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  12. I've never made whoopie pies but do love red velvet cake. A definite delectable winner. You are all set for Valentine's Day. You do not need to make anything else.

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  13. Oh my, these look gorgeous! and perfect for Valentine's Day. best from Montecito, California where it is still raining?

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  14. Now there's an idea, Red Velvet Whoopie Pies for Valentine's Day. I was thinking of a Red Velvet Cake or Cupcakes but those cuties look so darn good, I just may have to reconsider.

    Thanks for sharing, Miranda. I need to add your link to my personal search engine so I get to pop by more often.

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  15. I added sour cream instead of buttermilk to my banana bread yesterday and it made a higher, moister crumb! I think I'll use sour cream instead of half the water in a cake mix too! If I made these whoopie pies I'd cut back on the baking powder to 1 tsp or remove it altogether. I see you use the vinegar and baking soda as a levening agent. My mom makes Screwball Cake without eggs or baking powder and it rises real nice with vinegar and baking soda.

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  16. Oh Miranda, can't believeit! I missed out so many wonderful dishes here. Still trying to catch up... hehe... These red velvet whoopies look awesome! I'm sure your kids love it. I love it too.

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  17. I saw these too in the mag!!!! they are darling!

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