Sunday, July 1, 2012

What I Love: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Happy Canada Day!
Check out this recipe for "Red Velvet Whoopie Pies". Perfect for Canada Day themed in Red & White.

Prep Time
50 Minutes
Total Time
1:05 Hr:Mins
14 whoopie

2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons red food color

4 oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
In medium bowl, beat 2 tablespoons butter and the granulated sugar with electric mixer on low speed until light and fluffy. Add remaining cookie ingredients. Beat on medium speed 4 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until smooth. Onto cookie sheets, drop 28 slightly rounded tablespoonfuls of dough at least 2 inches apart.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool 2 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks; cool completely.
In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until well combined. Slowly add powdered sugar, beating on low speed until incorporated. Increase speed to medium; beat 1 minute.
For each whoopie pie, spread 1 generous tablespoon filling on bottom of 1 cookie; place second cookie, bottom side down, on filling. Store in refrigerator. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar, if desired.
Makes 14 whoopie pies

Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens:
If you’re a coconut lover, try adding 2 tablespoons toasted coconut to the filling.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving (1 Whoopie Pie)Calories 210(Calories from Fat 90),Total Fat 10g(Saturated Fat 5g,Trans Fat 1g),Cholesterol 40mg;Sodium 230mg;Total Carbohydrate 27g(Dietary Fiber 0g,Sugars 18g),Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:Vitamin A 6 %;Vitamin C 0 %;Calcium 4 %;Iron 2 %;Exchanges:1 Starch;0 Fruit;1 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;0 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;0 Lean Meat;0 High-Fat Meat;2 Fat;Carbohydrate Choices:2;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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