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.
Cheers and WPS!
What you'll need:
1 Box red velvet cake mix
1 stick of butter
1 stick of butter
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.
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