Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

Dating from the 1920s, creamy filling mounded between two big puffy cookies became a phenomenon. This version of the recipe has big taste yet smaller size.

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  • Yields: 60 one-inch or 42 two-inch cookies
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Bake: 7 mins to 11 mins 375°F
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Red Velvet Whoopie Pie
Ingredients
2
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup packed brown sugar
1
egg
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
cup buttermilk
1
1 ounce bottle red food coloring (2 Tbsp.)
1
recipe Whoopie Pie Filling (see recipe below)
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.
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To store:

Refrigerate in airtight container up to 4 days. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.

Whoopie Pie Filling
Ingredients
1/4
cup softened butter
1/2
8 ounce package softened cream cheese
1
7 ounce jar marshmallow creme
Directions
  1. In medium mixing bowl beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Fold in marshmallow creme.
Nutrition Facts (Red Velvet Whoopie Pie)
    Per serving:
  • 70 kcal cal.,
  • 3 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 12 mg chol.,
  • 49 mg sodium,
  • 10 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 5 g sugar,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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