Monday, March 14, 2011

Whoopie!

You know I love whoopie pies.  And funny enough, my new temporary job is in Maine, which is about to name the whoopie pie its official state dessert -- even if the state has to get into a food war with Pennsylvania, which also wants to claim the goodness for itself.


They can fight over the bragging rights.  I, however, would rather be eating these awesome red velvet whoopie pies, which were made by my friend Amy from Bakerella's recipe.



And I'll let you in on a secret: these whoopies are allegedly super easy to make because you can use red velvet cake mix.  Shh!


Here's the recipe, courtesy of Amy and Bakerella:

Ingredients:


  • 1 Box red velvet cake mix
  • 1/2 Cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 8 oz. Package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 1lb. Box of confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

First make the cookies by mixing the first four ingredients until combined.  Drop spoonfuls of cookie batter onto baking sheet about two inches apart.  Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool.

Then make the cream cheese frosting by creaming the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla in a mixer.  Gradually add sugar and mix until smooth.

Makes about 24 cookies or 12 cookie sandwiches


5 comments:

lobster March 15, 2011 at 9:05 AM  

I'm surprised you had that many left to take pics ;) YUM and loving the use of box cake mix. That's how I like to bake.

lavenderpug March 15, 2011 at 10:55 AM  

i love the cake mix shortcut--LOVE it. your photos look uber professional, by the way--the whoopies came out so well!

Sarah March 17, 2011 at 11:58 AM  

Hello fellow food blogger! Love your blog and this whoopie pie recipe is fantastic, our readers love whoopie pies too!

I was wondering, have you ever blog hopped before? We'd love it if you contributed this awesome whoope pie one to our blog hop on favorite spring-time recipes. It's a great way to get links back to your site. It's really easy too.

The blog hop will go live here just after midnight:

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Lisa March 18, 2011 at 10:41 PM  

Wow, those red velvet whoopie pies look red hot! I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your whoopie pies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-9.html

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