Yesterday, I made some Heart Shaped Red Velvet Whoopie Pies for Babble’s Family Kitchen but guess what? I had some of the cakes left and had very little time left in the day but wanted to be creative with the kids so grabbed the chocolate chips and made a cute cookie for Valentine’s Day.
Today is also ‘Wear Red Day’ so I thought these were a perfect recipe as during and after eating it, you will be wearing red crumbs.
Oh, and if you are wondering if I did anything to these to make them healthier? Nope BUT I only made 6 so between the 4 of us, there was no over-doing it. Does that help?
First up, make the recipe below however, we are going to use the cakes as cookies instead of continuing onto whoopie pie.
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies Cakes (Yield approx. 30)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1½ tbsp. cocoa powder
½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1½ tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup buttermilk, at room temperature
1 oz. red food coloring
1. Preheat the oven to 375˚ F. Spray a cooking sheet with baking spray.
2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the brown sugar and softened butter until they are light and fluffy. Add the egg beating until incorporated and then add the vanilla.
3. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients, followed by 1/4 cup of the buttermilk. Repeat with the dry ingredients and buttermilk until well combined but not over-mixed. Add the food coloring and evenly but gently combine.
4. Place Tablespoon-sized drops of batter onto prepared abking sheet. Bake for 8-10 or until the tops are firm. Cool completely before frosting.
Melting Chocolate Chips:
In two separate microwaveable bowls, pour 2 cups of white chocolate chips and 2 cups of chocolate chips. Place one of the bowls in the microwave fo 30 seconds at 50% power, stir and repeat until the chips are melted. It should not take more than 2 minutes total.
Place the melted chocolate into a small Ziploc bag, make a tiny cut in one corner and pipe a heart shape on the cookie and then only fill in half with the chocolate.
Melt the other bowl of chocolate, repeat bag preparation above and then fill in the remainder of the heart shape. Once they are cooled and hardened go ahead and eat one. However, you can only have ONE of these if you ate two servings of vegetables at dinner AND have some fruit with your cookie. And no, I am not referring to your kids -> I am talking to YOU too!
Are you wearing red in honor of Wear Red Day?