My husband loves any kind of dessert that is red velvet. I have created a deep red velvet spritz recipe that can go inside my cookie press. But for these cookies, instead of putting them into my cookie press, I simply rolled the batter into miniature balls to create bite-size whoopie pies. These cookies are soft, chewy and extremely addictive. Since they’re bite-size it’s hard to just pop in one and be done. You will find yourself returning to the kitchen over and over to pop in “just one more”.
Red-Velvet Whoopie Pies
- 1-1/4 cups Butter, softened
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups Flour
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup Cocoa (depending on how “deep” you want the color)
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- Gel Red Food Coloring
- Cream Cheese Frosting
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beat well after each egg. Add vanilla, mix well.
Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture gradually and mix well. Note: Batter will come together into the consistency of a very thick dough.
Take 1 teaspoon of dough and roll into miniature ball. Place onto cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 for 8-12 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Place Cream Cheese Frosting in between 2 cookies.
Make cookie dough as the recipe explains. When it comes to rolling out the miniature balls, I used my small cookie scoop (2 teaspoons) to scoop out some dough. I then divided that dough in half to roll out two balls. The cookie are small enough that you can place 24 balls onto each cookie sheet (11 x 17). Bake cookies for 8-12 minutes.Once baked the cookies will be about 1-1/4″ to 1-1/2″ in size; Perfect for popping into your mouth! Once the cookies are completely cooled place frosting in between 2 cookies. Note: I used a piping tip as I did here to make the frosting process quick and easy. These little bite-size goodies are wonderful to take to a book club, church activity, play date with the kids, a picnic in the park, or even just for a lazy day at home. Enjoy!