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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Filling

Yield: about 40 sandwich cookies
Prep 40 mins Bake 375°F 7 mins  per batch
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Filling
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  butter, softened
  • 1  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  egg
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  cup  buttermilk
  • 1 1  ounce bottle  (2 tablespoons) red food coloring
  • 1  recipe  Peppermint and Cream Cheese Filling
  •  Striped round peppermint candies, finely chopped (optional)
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Alternately add flour and buttermilk, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Stir in food coloring.

2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are set. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.

3. Spread Peppermint and Cream Cheese Filling onto bottoms of half of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies, bottom sides down. If desired, sprinkle with peppermint candies before serving.

From the Test KitchenTo Store:
  • Place sandwich cookies in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
Peppermint and Cream Cheese Filling
Ingredients
  • 2 3  ounce packages  cream cheese, softened
  • 3  tablespoons  butter, softened
  • 1/2  teaspoon  peppermint extract
  • 3  cups  powdered sugar
  •  Milk
Directions

1. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, butter, and peppermint extract. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. If necessary, add milk (1 teaspoon at a time) to make a filling of spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts (Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Filling)
  • cal. (kcal) 126,
  • Fat, total (g) 5,
  • chol. (mg) 18,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 20,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • sugar (g) 14,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 146,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 12,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 79,
  • Potassium (mg) 28,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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