Sunday, December 16, 2012

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Red velvet...I think most people like them
and one little man in my house I know
just l o v e s them! So it was no big shock
when I made these, brought one into my son
and he just lite up. Yup, they are that good!!

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Yields: 24
Total Time: 1 hr 30 min
Prep Time: 50 min

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2  large eggs
1  teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1  tablespoon liquid red food coloring
1/2 cupbuttermilk
8 ounce cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup marshmallow cream, such as Fluff
Red and Green pearlized sanding sugars, for decorating


Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour,
cocoa, baking soda, and salt.

Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar and butter
in a large bowl until light
and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs,
then the vanilla and food coloring.

Alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk,
 mixing just until incorporated.

Drop level tablespoons of the batter onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing
them 2 inches apart. Bake until the tops
are set and spring back when lightly
pressed, 6 to 8 minutes.

Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes,
then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.

While the cookies cool, using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese
 until smooth. Add the marshmallow cream
and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Spread 1 level tablespoon of filling onto half of
the cookies, then sandwich with the remaining cookies.

Sprinkle sanding sugar around the edges of the
whoopie pies. Serve immediately
or refrigerate, in a single layer, covered, for up to 5 days.

Bring to room temperature before serving.

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1 comment:

  1. Yum!! Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick