• 43 Ratings

Charming enough to steal the show at your next cookie swap, these rich red velvet cookies feature a cool peppermint and cream cheese filling.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
bake:
7 mins at 375° per batch
Yield:
about 40 sandwich cookies
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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Filling

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

To 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.

Nutrition Facts (Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Filling)

126 calories; total fat 5g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 18mg; sodium 79mg; potassium 28mg; carbohydrates 20g; fiber 0g; sugar 14g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 146IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 12mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 20mg; iron 0mg.

Peppermint and Cream Cheese Filling

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Reviews

43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5
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