This is one of the things me and my baby sister made over the weekend and they were fab! When she told me that she had never had a whoopie pie before I knew we had to make some asap 🙂 They are a breeze to make and taste ahhmazing! We used the same filling as the cream puffs (yesterday’s post) and it was a match made in heaven!
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
Makes about 15 whoopie pies
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup butter, softened – 1/2 stick
- 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp red food coloring
- 1/2 cup of buttermilk or a little less than 1/2 cup of milk with a little bit of white vinegar and viola here’s your buttermilk!
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. In a bowl combine the dry ingredients together (first 5 ingredients). In the bowl of electric mixer, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla and food coloring and beat to combine. Add half the flour and buttermilk to the egg/butter mixter and beat to combine. Repeat with the remaining flour and buttermilk. Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and grease with cooking spray. Drop the batter by rounded tablespoons on the baking sheets, 2 in apart and bake for 10 mins. Completely cool before filling with buttercream.
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Cookies recipe from: TheBrownEyedBaker