Sunday, December 6, 2015

12 Days of Christmas: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

It's Day #2 of my 12 Days of Christmas!

When I think about Christmas desserts, I always end up wanting to make something...anything

Red Velvet is not only delicious but so pretty and festive!  Red Velvet desserts scream CHRISTMAS!  

My Red Velvet Whoopie Pies are the perfect dessert to add to your holiday table!  Red Velvet Cake filled with gorgeous white cream cheese icing.  You could always add on green sprinkles if you wanted a little extra pinch of holiday cheer!

Your Shopping List for the Red Velvet Whoopie Pies:
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup veggie oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 recipe cream cheese icing (you could always use store bought cream cheese icing in a pinch)
Your Shopping List for the Cream Cheese Icing:
  • 1 stick room temperature butter
  • 1 block room temperature cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 pound (4 cups) powdered sugar

Now Let's Make the Red Velvet Whoopie Pies:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs on low speed for 30 seconds
  3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat on medium speed for two minutes
  4. Use a medium cookie scoop to drop batter onto prepared baking sheets
  5. Use a knife or spatula to smooth each drop of batter into a circle
  6. Bake for 10 minutes
  7. Remove from oven and cool 2 minutes on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely 
Now Let's Make the Cream Cheese Icicing:
  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat together the butter and cream cheese until soft and combined
  2. Beat in the vanilla extract
  3. On the lowest speed, add the powdered sugar one cup at a time and mix until combined
  4. Turn up to medium/high speed and beat until icing is light and fluffy
Now Let's assemble the Red Velvet Whoopie Pies:
  1. Turn half of the cooled whoopie pies upside down
  2. Generously frost the bottom of those pies
  3. Top with the other half of the pies
  4. If desired, place extra icing in a piping bag and pipe around the outside of each completed whoopie pie

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