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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}

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Ingredients

  • Generous 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • large pinch of salt
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup superfine sugar {I used regular sugar placed in a food processor first to refine}
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup buttermilk
  • ¼ teaspoon red liquid food coloring

Vanilla Buttercream Filling:

  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoon unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 2 ½ cups confectioners' sugar sifted

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

For the filling:

  • 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.
  • To assemble, spread or pipe the buttercream on the flat side of half of the cakes. Top with the rest of the cakes.
Servings: 14 Whoopie Pies
Calories:
Author: Mary Beth

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

Linking to:  504 Main, Your Homebased Mom ~ Finding the Pretty & Delicious, Craft-O-Maniac, Homestories A to Z, Tatertots and Jello, Monday Funday at That's What Che Said

 

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17 Comments

  1. jessica@fourgenerationsoneroof says:

    Looks delicious! PInned 🙂

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  3. Yummm, looks good! I think I need to pin this
    and make them.
    Thanks for sharing and also thanks for your
    visit to my blog!
    Sandy

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Sandy! Have a great week.

      ~Mary Beth~

    2. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks, Sandy and have a wonderful week!

      ~Mary Beth~

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks for the comment and the Giveaway ~ I'll be right over to enter....I love coffee!

      ~Mary Beth~

  4. Leigh Anne@Yourhomebasedmom.com says:

    So pretty and they look delicious!
    Thanks for sharing over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. Hope you'll join in again tomorrow!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks for hosting, Leigh!

      I can't wait to link up again.

      ~Mary Beth~

  5. Jenn/Rook No. 17 says:

    So pretty! So delicious! So perfect!

    Jenn

    1. Mary Beth says:

      That means a lot to me coming from you, Jenn! You're the queen of all things baking.

      ~hugs, hugs, hugs, Mary Beth~

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  8. I am obsessed with whoopie pies!! Holy cow - these look so good!! Ah!! I need to try them a.s.a.p.!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Rachel ~ I'm a bit obsessed with whoopie pies as well!

      Have a lovely week,

      ~Hugs, Mary Beth~

  9. Katherines Corner says:

    Oh my , yummy. I would love it if you shared this at my Thursday hop ( its still open today) hugs P.S. thank you for your support of my shop Keepsakes by Katherine. You are such a doll. xo