Patriotic Whoopee Pies

Whoopee Pie Ingredients:

3 C flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 C sugar
4 eggs
4 tsp vanilla
1 C soft unsalted butter
1 C sour cream
Red & blue gel food coloring

Whoopee Pie Recipe:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Line the cookie sheets with parchment paper.
-Stir to combine the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
-Cream the soft butter and sugar until light and creamy.
-Add eggs one at a time, mixing directly after each addition.
-Add the vanilla.
-Alternate adding the flour mixture with the sour cream starting and ending with the flour mixture.
-Mix well.
-Divide the prepared batter into halves.
-In the first bowl of batter add 3-5 drops of red gel food coloring.
-Stir well until thoroughly mixed.
-In the second bowl of the batter add 3-5 drops of blue gel food coloring.
-Stir well until thoroughly mixed.
-Using a small ice cream scoop begin to scoop out the red batter first, leveling the ice cream scoop with a butter knife.
-Place the spoonful’s onto the parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
-Repeat for the blue colored batter and follow the directions listed above.
-Bake the whoopee pie at 350 degrees for 10-11 minutes.
-Cool for 10 minutes leaving the whoopee pies on the cookie sheet.
-Take the cooled whoopee pies off the cookie sheet placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.

Whoopee Pie Ingredients:

1 C soft unsalted butter
1 1/2+ C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Whoopee Pie  Filling Recipe:

-Cream the butter and powdered sugar.
-Add the vanilla.
-Continue to beat until the filling is stiff.
-Fill a pastry bag with a large star frosting tip.
-Twist the open end of the pastry bag and push the filling out through the tip.
-Match the shapes and sizes of the cooled Whoopee Pies either red on red, blue of blue, or red on blue.
-Select one for the top and the other for the bottom.
-Using the filled pastry bag with the star tip apply the filling in one thick application.
-Place the top on the filled whoopee pie bottom.


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