Friday, September 30, 2011

Red Velvet Whoopee Pies

I've had a box of red velvet cake mix in the pantry for a few weeks now and I've been trying to decide what to do. After thinking it over and googling a lot, I decided to make Red Velvet Whoopee Pies! Yes- a gooey red velvet cookie sandwiched between yummy icing sounded like the perfect combination!

Red Velvet Whoopee Pies

Recipe from Duncan Hines. 
1 box red velvet cake mix
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 butter, melted
Vanilla Icing- either your favorite can or use the recipe below to make your own. 

Preheat oven to 350. Mix cake mix, melted butter, egg and vanilla together until a dough is formed. Scoop dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet using a medium sized cookie scoop. Bake for 10-12 minutes, let cool. 

Meanwhile make the icing. You'll need: 
1/2c shortening
1/2 butter, softened
4c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2-3 tblsp milk

Cream shortening and butter together with electric mixer, scrape sides. Add vanilla. Gradually add in sugar, one cup at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl often. Add the milk and beat until light and fluffy. 

Once your cookies have cooled, spread frosting on half of the cookies. Top each frosted cookie with another cookie. Gently press together. The only disappointing thing about this recipe is that it only make a dozen whoopee pies! I was left wanting more! 

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