April 2, 2012 discosadness

Red Velvet Chocolate-Chip Whoopie Pies

I am a sucker for chocolate chips. I have been known to eat them out of the bag as a dessert on many occasion, and there is something about adding them to a cookie that is akin to magic. That’s why when it was time to bake a treat for my boyfriend’s brothers birthday I had to include them in the Red Velvet Whoopie Pie’s I planned to make!

My boyfriends siblings have had quite a few baked goods from my oven, so I feel the need to do something special when their birthdays come around. Since I’d never baked Whoopie Pies I figured they would do the trick. Try this recipe as a special treat for one of your loved ones, or just for yourself. I won’t judge, promise.

*2 cups White Flour
*2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
*1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
*1/4 Tsp. Salt
*3/4 cup butter melted down
*1 cup light brown sugar
*1 Egg
*2 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
*3/4 cup Chocolate Chips
*1/2 cup Soymilk
*1 oz. Red Food Coloring
*Store bought cream cheese frosting
*Red Sharp sugar to garnish the Pies

Extra baking tools you probably want to have handy:
*Ziplock bags and scissors or a frosting piping tool big enough to do large loops of frosting

For the Cookies
*Preheat oven to 375° and grease a cookie sheet.
*Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, once well mixed add in the wet ingredients and mix up until smooth with no dry spots or lumps
*Spoon or use a cup to measure 1/3 cup portions of mixture onto the cookie sheet, and use hands to shape into a circle if it doesn’t come out perfect. It is important all cookies are shaped similar sizes so they line up when you put them together to make the pies
*Bake 12-15 Minutes
*Set out to cool

For the Pies
*To get prepped put your red sharp sugar into a bowl for dipping the pies into & get our your frosting piping tool and fill with cream cheese frosting. *If you are ghetto like me and don’t own a large frosting piping tool, you can take a ziplock bag, fill it with frosting and cut off a corner and use that to pipe your frosting*
*Take two cookies and frost from the center out in a pinwheel till the surface of the cookie is covered, Then take the other cookie and create a sandwich
*Once you’ve made a sandwich dip into sharp sugar till all the frosting on the edges is coated
*Repeat on all remaining cookies and enjoy!

Makes 8-10 Whoopie Pies

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