Friday, December 7, 2012

me : red velvet whoopie pies




When Joey and I moved to Levelland 4 years ago, I decided to make a little goodie bag at Christmas time. Filled with baked goodies that I had made for the parents of the kids in our youth group. I've done themes, I've done cookie jars, and every year I change up the goodies. When we moved to Plains last year, I decided the congregation was so small, I could just make a goodie bag for everyone. So I did. I ended up doing a bit more baking, but it's still fun to do and nice to give everyone. 

This year, I added a new item to the goodie bags, Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. It's red velvet cake cookies with a vanilla/cream cheese filling. They. Are. Heavenly. And since they're red and white, they are the perfect color for giving out this time of year, or taking to a holiday party. But if you're over-done this season, try making them for Valentine's Day. ;) Gotta love all the red-themed holidays, right?

Anyway, here is the recipe for these delicious treats : 


Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

the cookies : 
1 package of red velvet cake mix
1/3 c. butter, melted
2 eggs
1/4 c. water

the filling : 
1 can vanilla frosting
1 8 oz. package of cream cheese

Mix the cream cheese and frosting together in a bowl, then spoon into a ziploc bag and put in the refrigerator. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl combine the cake mix, butter, eggs, and water, and mix thoroughly until well-blended. Using a small spoon, or a cookie drop spoon, spoon a small portion of the batter onto the cookie sheet. (I don't have a cookie drop spoon, so I just used a small table spoon and tried to create drops about the same size.) Bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes. You want the edges to be set and the tops to be more spongy than gooey. Let the cookies cool. 


Pair up the cookies according to size. Since some of mine came out larger, and some smaller, I tried to match the ones together that were most similar in size. Squeeze a dollop of filling onto one cookie and press the cookies together lightly. Put in an airtight container or cover with plastic and place in the fridge for an hour (or until ready to serve or bag) to set. The filling can be quite runny and letting them set in the fridge will help the filling to firm a bit so your cookies stay together better. 


And that's it! You can roll the edges in sprinkles, use food coloring to change up the colors of the filling, use white cake mix and food coloring to create your own color of cookies, go nuts! These are so easy and can be made to match whatever colors you might need. I'm already thinking of new ideas for when I might be able to make these again. 



And the taste? Absolutely scrum-diddly-umptious!! Yum Yum Yum!! 

Enjoy!





3 comments:

  1. They do look scrumptious! My calendar is on overload, right now, so I think I will take your suggestion and wait until V-Day to try them.
    Janice
    Etsy Texas Crafter
    http://jaybeachambers.blogspot.com/

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  2. they look delish....I have am partial to pumpkin whoppie pies. The mennontie family down the street makes awesome whoppie pies. I once saw a muffin tin created specifically for whoppie pies, but that would take all the fun out of matching them up. lol
    debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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  3. So I have to admit until our neighbor brought some to our Halloween party this year I don;t think I had ever had whoppie pies. Wowzer, are they delicious and yours look just as yummy!

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