Browsing Tag:

cookies

BAKED/ Baked Goods/ Desserts/ Vegetarian

Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...
Serves: 15 mini whoopie pies
Prep Time: 50 minutes Cooking Time: 6 minutes

This is a pretty classic red velvet batter, with half made blue filled with cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients

  • For the Cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (½ cup) butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring*
  • 1 tablespoon blue food coloring*
  • For Cream Cheese filling
  • 4 ounces cream cheese,
  • room temperature
  • ¼ stick (2 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

1

Directions

2

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

3

In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

4

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and keep mixing until combined. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture and then half the buttermilk, beating after each addition until just combined. Repeat with remaining flour mixture and buttermilk ending with the flour mixture

5

Divide batter into 2 bowls. In one bowl, stir in the red food coloring. In the other bowl, stir in the blue food coloring.

6

Use a cookie scoop to place the dough onto the cookie sheets. Or transfer the dough to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4-inch round frosting tip. Begin piping dough into quarter-sized rounds onto the parchment lined baking sheets placing them about 1-inch apart. If peaks form while piping, just wet your finger and smooth out the peak.

7

Bake in preheated oven for about 5 to 6 minutes until edges are set. Allow to cool 2 minutes on baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

8

Cream Cheese filling

9

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until creamy and lump-free.

10

Assembly

11

Match red velvet cookies up with blue velvet cookies based on size. Place a dollop of filling on one red velvet cookie and sandwich with a blue velvet cookie. Repeat for remaining cookies. Store in an airtight container (in refrigerator if not serving within an hour). Whoopie pies will stay for three to four days in the fridge.

Notes

Use 1 tablespoon food coloring for regular liquid food coloring. For gel or concentrated food coloring, use 1 teaspoon.

Baked Goods/ Desserts

Pinwheel Cookies

As if cookies need to be pretty in order to get us to love them. But ya know, sometimes the occasion calls for something a little more decorative. And who doesn’t love vanilla and chocolate together. Nobody, that’s who.

Pinwheel Cookies

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...
By Mrs. Kossenfloffer Serves: 40 cookies-ish
Prep Time: 2 hours Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (1 cup)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2

Sift the dry ingredients together, set aside.

3

Cream the butter and sugar together.

4

Add the egg yolks and beat until combined. Add the milk and vanilla and mix well.

5

Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

6

Take out half the dough, split it in half. On parchment paper, press both pieces into a rectangle. Wrap each in plastic and chill until firm.

7

Add the melted chocolate to the remaining dough and mix until blended in. Split the chocolate dough in half and flatten both pieces into a rectangle. Wrap each in plastic and chill until firm.

8

Pat each piece of dough into a thin rectangle. Place a piece of the chocolate dough on the vanilla dough. Roll up and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Chill until firm and then slice each roll thinly. Repeat with remaining dough.

9

Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on racks.

10

Bake on cookie sheets lined with parchment for 10 minutes. Remove and let coo on racks. .