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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Filling December 20, 2012

Filed under: Christmas,Dessert,Recipes — admin @ 12:08 pm

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Filling

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 48 minutes

Yield: 40 sandwich cookies

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Filling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1 ounce bottle (2 tablespoons) red food coloring
  • 1 recipe Peppermint and Cream Cheese Filling
  • Striped round peppermint candies, finely chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Notes

Adapted from: BHG

http://blog.eternal-hopes.com/red-velvet-whoopie-pies-with-peppermint-filling-2/

Peppermint and Cream Cheese Filling

Ingredients

  • 2 3 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Milk

Instructions

  1. 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.

Notes

Adapted from: BHG

http://blog.eternal-hopes.com/red-velvet-whoopie-pies-with-peppermint-filling-2/

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