Yummy Valentine’s Day Treats to Make Tonight!
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. I think these would be a lovely Valentine’s Day surprise for just about anyone special in your life: your man, your best friend, your mom. Extra credit if you make a few batches and take them into work. I guarantee your co-workers will love you.
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies With Cream Cheese Frosting
Makes 10 medium cookie pies (cake recipe adapted from My Baking Heart)
1-1/4 c all-purpose flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
5 tbsp butter, at room temperature
1/2 c + 2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp red food coloring
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c buttermilk * (you can make buttermilk by combining 1 Tbsp white vinegar or Lemon Juice. and pouring in milk til you reach 1 cup. Let sit for 5 min = buttermilk!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, and baking soda.
Beat butter with the sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg, food coloring and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk until smooth.
Place heaping tablespoons of batter 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
Spread a teeny bit but not too much, otherwise you'll end up with pancakes. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry, 12 to 15 minutes. Let the cookies sit for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool.
Once cool, frost half with cream cheese frosting and sandwich the rest together.
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz cream cheese
1 stick of butter
2 cups of confectioner's sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Soften the cream cheese and butter slightly and beat. Add in the vanilla. When combined pour in the confectioner's sugar stirring throughout.
Take your time preparing this dish and when presenting your treats on a beautiful platter for you and your mate :)
Here are some questions: Do you ever bake or make presents? What sorts of gifts do you usually give? Is your man a good cook? Who would you make these yummy whoopie pies for?