Valentine Whoopie {Pies}

It’s time for some Valentine’s Day baked treats.

Being a fan of baked goods and sweets one of my favorite parts of any holiday is that you can always bake something to celebrate it.  I love cupcakes {of course I do…that’s why this is Cupcakes and Crinoline} but I also really like whoopie pies; they just sound like fun don’t they?  I can imagine a little lamp shade on top of them while they’re dancing on a cake plate.

Valentine Whoopie {Pies}

Rating: 51

Yield: 14 Whoopie Pies

Valentine Whoopie {Pies}

Ingredients

  • Generous 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • large pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar {I used regular sugar placed in a food processor first to refine}
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 tsp red liquid food coloring
  • Vanilla Buttercream Filling:
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 to 3 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Sift together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract followed by half of the flour mixture and then the buttermilk and food coloring. Stir in the rest of the flour mixture and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  3. Pipe or spoon 28 mounds of the batter onto the prepared cookie sheets, spaced well apart to allow for spreading. Bake in the preheated oven, one sheet at a time, for 9-11 minutes until risen and just firm to the touch. Cool for 5 minutes, then using a palette knife transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
  4. For the filling:
  5. Place the butter and vanilla extract in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes until pale and creamy. Beat in the cream, then gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar and continue beating for 2-3 minutes.
  6. To assemble, spread or pipe the buttercream on the flat side of half of the cakes. Top with the rest of the cakes.
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These tasty treats are best served chilled but are also pretty darn good served at room temperature.

Recipe adapted from Whoopie Pies ~ Irresistible Filled Cookies for Every Occasion

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