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These Red Velvet Whoopie pies start with a cake mix and transform into the most delicious cookies! Filled with cream cheese frosting for the perfect dessert recipe!
This easy whoopie pie recipe is an incredible cross between cake and cookie! Soft cake cookies are filled with cream cheese frosting for a delicious treat. The most amazing part? It all starts with a cake mix!
My ten year old has proclaimed these his MUST have Valentine’s Day treat. He is a connoisseur of red velvet. Cakes, cupcakes, cookies… You name it, he has tried it!
Homemade Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
Red Velvet Whoppie Pie Ingredients:
- Cake mix- I use Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix for this recipe. I have tried a few different brands, all taste great, but this one is my favorite.
- Water- Plain ol’ H2O.
- Oil- I like to use vegetable oil but canola oil would work fine too!
- Eggs- Large eggs at room temperature will incorporate more quickly into the batter.
- Vanilla extract- Make sure you use pure vanilla and not imitation.
What is a whoopie pie?
Whoopie pies are a cross between cake, cookie, pie, and sandwich. I kid you not, this is the king of mixed desserts! Baked like a cookie, texture of cake, and hand held for easy eating. Whoopie pies are filled with a sweet and creamy frosting and sandwiched together making the perfect pair.
How to make red velvet whoopie pies with a cake mix:
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line two or three cookie trays with parchment and set aside.
- Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together until the batter is smooth.
- Drop by heaping tablespoon full onto your prepared sheets leaving at least a 2 inch space between each cookie.
- Bake 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
- Spread 1-2 tablespoons of frosting between two cookies. Continue with remaining cookies.
This recipe really does taste best with cream cheese frosting. You can find pre made at the store or give my homemade cream cheese frosting recipe a try!
How to store whoopie pies:
Storing whoopie pies is key to keeping them fresh. It is best to keep cooled cookies in an air tight container UNFILLED at room temperature.
Once you have added frosting or filling, keep the cookies stored in the refrigerator.
More Red Velvet Recipes:
- Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
- Perfect Red Velvet Cupcakes
- Red Velvet Pancakes
- Homemade Red Velvet Cake
More Cookie Recipes:
- Lemon Ricotta Cookies
- The Very Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
- M&M Cookies
- Salted Brownie Cookies
- 1 box red velvet cake mix
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- cream cheese frosting
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line two or three cookie trays with parchment and set aside.
2. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together until the batter is smooth.
3. Drop by heaping tablespoon full onto your prepared sheets leaving at least a 2 inch space between each cookie.
4. Bake 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
5. Spread 1-2 tablespoons of frosting between two cookies. Continue with remaining cookies.
I like to use a cookie scoop to keep each cookie uniform in size.
Remember that they will expand during baking so leave enough room for them to spread out.