Red Velvet Rose Whoopie Pie Cookies

Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a marvelous Monday. Mine started off a little rocky with a malfunctioning fridge, but thankfully we got it fixed with the help of a good friend!

Today I am sharing one of my favorite cookie recipes from I am Baker. They are oh so delicious and everyone I’ve ever given them too loves them. In fact my husband requested these instead of a cake for his birthday a week or so ago!

They are Red Velvet Rose Whoopie Pie (or Sandwich) cookies and they are scrumptious. The cookie is a red velvet cookie and the middle is your choice of frosting, I like using a classic buttercream but you can use whatever you want!

Full credit for these goes to I am Baker! I often tweak recipes to my liking, but I don’t change anything on these cookies.

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Ingredients

2/3 cup shortening

1 3/4 cups white sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon red gel food coloring

2 cups AP flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

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Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a stand mixer, cream together shortening and sugar.

Tip: When you are using shortening put a plastic bag inside your measuring cup. It keeps your measuring cup clean and it’s way easier to get the shortening out and into your mixer!

3. Once fully combined, add in eggs, one at a time on medium low speed.

4. Turn mixer to low and add in vanilla, buttermilk and food coloring. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa and salt.

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This is the color of my batter. I red and a burgundy gel food coloring.

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5. With mixer on low, add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

6. You may need to add more buttermilk if your dough is still a bit dry. (You may add up to 1/4 cup more if needed. Do not add more than 1/4 cup.)

7. Using very small amounts, place dough into a piping bag fitted with a 1M (or 2D) tip. Pipe out individual rosettes onto a parchment lined baking sheet. I use a hard piping tube and it works really well for this. The tip I used this time wasn’t as detailed of a tip, so my cookies aren’t as detailed as they could be.  Also, you don’t have to make these very  big because they expand when they cook.

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8. Bake for 6-8 minutes. Dough will still appear to be a bit “wet” looking when the cookies are done, and this is ok. Allow cookie to cool to room temperature.

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9. To make cookie sandwich’s, place about 1 tbsp on marshmallow buttercream (Or whatever frosting you choose!) on bottom of cookie, them place another cookie on top and press gently.

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I am telling you, these are so good and they are perfect for Valentine’s day!

 

What are you favorite Valentine’s Day treats?

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