Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tailgate Recipe #5: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

I've wanted to make whoopie pies for quite some time, but always worried about the cream filling being a bit too much. Although, I’m not a “load-me-up-on-the-icing” kind of gal, I do like a little icing with my cake. I finally decided to give these pretty treats a chance.

I am so glad I did! The filling is a cream cheese base, so it's not too sugary. It's just right.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies


These silver-dollar sized cookies are so easy and only require a few ingredients and very little time.

To make your batter, all you need is a box of red velvet cake mix, butter and eggs. That’s it!

Side note: You can make these with any cake mix flavor you’d like! Next time, I think I’ll try chocolate with an Oreo cream filling. Yum!

After your batter has been thoroughly mixed, spoon into little balls and drop on a Silpat or greased cooking sheet. Try to drop the dough in 1 1/2" balls so they are uniform in size and stack up nicely.


Bake for 10 minutes and place on a cooling rack or plate.


Flip them over and line them up in pairs.

Love the way the top of these cookies crackle.

With an icing bag (or grab a Zip-loc and cut a small section of one corner off), squeeze a small amount of frosting on the flat side of one cookie.


Grab the other cookie without icing and press together to make the perfect whoopie pie.



I served these cookies at our Arkansas vs. Alabama watch party we hosted at our home last Saturday. (Oh, the misery of remembering that game.)


These were a great dessert filling our tummies with taco salad and other snacks.


Why hello, Ben! I see that you are lingering around the table for food. I can't say I blame you.



ENJOY!

Cheers and WPS!
Christi

What you'll need: 


Cookies:

1 Box red velvet cake mix
1 stick of butter
2 Eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix ingredients until combined.
Drop spoonfuls of cookie batter onto baking sheet about two inches apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Cool.

Cream Cheese Filling:

1/2 Cup butter, softened to room temperature
1 8 oz. Package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 1lb. Box of confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp Vanilla


In a mixer, cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla
Gradually add sugar and mix until smooth
Makes about 24 cookies or 12 cookie sandwiches

3 comments:

amy (fearless homemaker) said...

mmm, how delicious! i love whoopie pies in all flavors + red velvet are no exception. awesome idea for a gameday dessert!

Ally Garner said...

I started making these red velvet whoopie pies last year & they are always a crowd pleaser! I usually pipe an Alabama 'A' on top for Bama games or a Georgia 'G' for Dawg games. They are so yummy!

I recently saw a pumpkin whoopie pie recipe on pinterest that I'm dying to make this Fall.

And Christi, i LOVE your table. Those red plates are so pretty and I can't stop staring at the gorgeous bowl you used for your taco salad. You have such a talent for throwing great parties!

Christi's Chirps said...

Hi, Amy! Thanks for stopping by! This was my first time making whoopie pies. I am excited to try new flavors soon! Yum! :)

Have a great week, Amy!

Hello, Ally! Love the detail of piping an Alabama A or Georgia G on the top! Such a cute idea!

I actually tried a pumpkin whoopie pie that someone else had made just last week. They were certainly amazing! It's like a handheld slice of pumpkin bread with a sweet cream on the inside.

Thank you for your sweet compliments! You are such a doll! I am always very appreciative of your visits!

Cheers to you!