Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Happy Valentine’s Day! I know it’s kind of last minute, but I wanted to share these adorable whoopie pies with you guys today anyways. I made them yesterday to send in with Andrew for his class party today, and I was just smitten with the cuteness factor.

I was debating making a red velvet brownie of some sort, or these – but since I’d not made whoopie pies before, I went with them. The first batch I made using another recipe turned out…not so good. They spread way too much and were just kind of flat. But, I can always count on my buddy Annie to steer me in the right direction – because the recipe that I found on her site turned out absolutely perfect.

I remember my first taste of a whoopie pie was when my mom traveled up to Pennsylvania to purchase a draft horse to pull our wagon for hayrides at the farm she was managing – the people were so friendly, stuffing my pockets with whoopie pies. After one bite, I was instantly hooked. Nowadays, I usually stock up on them when we visit Annapolis on the weekends and stop by the Pennsylvania Dutch Farmer’s Market – it’s this really cool spot where Amish families gather on the weekends to sell their goods…everything from produce, to baked goods, to meats. It’s wonderful, and everything they offer is top-notch!

At any rate, I’m glad to be able to make these at home. And, I’m looking forward to trying different flavors in the future. I embellished them with some Valentine sprinkles to make them a little more festive, and I think they’re really the perfect treat to send in with the little ones. Compact, hand-held, and relatively clean. I hope they have as much fun enjoying them as I had making them. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day everyone, and a great weekend too!