Red Velvet Whoopie Pie Cookies

Give this East-Coast favorite a Southern accent. Start with Betty Crocker SuperMoist devil’s food cake mix and frosting, and don't forget the red food coloring for that distinctive "velvet" touch.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil’s food cake mix
1/2
cup butter, softened
2
eggs, beaten
1
bottle (1 oz) red food color
1
container (1 lb) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, butter, eggs and food color with electric mixer on medium speed until well combined (batter will be very thick). Using 1-inch cookie scoop, drop dough about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks; cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 For each whoopie pie, spread desired amount of cream cheese frosting on bottom of 1 cookie. Top with second cookie, bottom side down; gently press together.

Expert Tips

For an extra-special touch, roll sides of finished whoopie pies in sprinkles of your choice.

If you don’t have cooking parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.

Don’t have a cookie scoop? A regular tablespoon will work fine.