This Valentines Day have you thought of what to give your loved one, kids or friends?. If you have been looking for ideas to spend time while stuck at home, then these red velvet whoopie pies are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Imagine yourself tucked in with a large mug of hot chocolate and a plate of red velvet whoopie pies.
Valentines Day Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
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Valentines Cake Directions:
For the Cookies:
1 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 ounce milk chocolate, chopped
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup sour cream
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon red food coloring
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
For the Filling:
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise and seeds scraped
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Valentine Dessert Directions:
Make the cookies:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine the semisweet and milk chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave at 50 percent power until melted, about 2 minutes. Whisk until smooth.
Whisk the melted butter, sour cream, eggs, vinegar, vanilla and food coloring in a bowl until combined. In another bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in four equal batches, whisking each batch completely before adding the next. Stir in the melted chocolate.
Scoop heaping tablespoons full of batter onto the prepared baking sheets and smooth the tops with a damp finger. Bake until the cookies spring back when lightly pressed, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to racks to cool completely.
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Make the filling:
Beat the cream cheese and butter with a mixer until smooth. Beat in the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla seeds. Sandwich a heaping tablespoonful of filling between 2 cookies; repeat with the remaining cookies and filling. Refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.
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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, experiment making these red velvet cookies in different shades of red. Line paper printed with heart shaped template to help in making heart shaped red velvet whoopie pies. Remember to pull out the template sheet before putting the whoopie pies in the oven.
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