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Yum Alert: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Written by Ashley

A recipe for Whoopie Pies. Not to be confused with a recipe for Whoopi Goldberg.

Whoopie ANYTHING normally makes me smile. Whether it’s a cushion, a pie , or a Goldberg — it’s all usually something worth investing time, energy or caloric intake in. These Red Velvet Whoopie Pies are absolutely no exception.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

For the Whoopie Pies:

  • 2 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2  cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring

For the Filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract


  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. Drop heaping tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, about 1-inch apart.
  4. Bake 9 to 11 minutes, or until tops are set. Cool completely on baking sheets on rack. Remove cooled cookies from baking sheets.
  5. To make the cream filling: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Add vanilla extract and beat until combined. Transfer to a piping bag and pipe onto back of 1/2 the cookies.

via SweetPeasKitchen — adapted from Better Homes & Gardens

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a fun-loving, twenty-something living in Brooklyn. She spends most of her time absorbing all the life, tofu and whiskey that NYC has to offer. Her current obsessions? BDG High-waisted leggings, vintage boot shopping in Williamsburg, Katherine Kwei's sling bag and Melanie Marie's two-finger horn ring.

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