Valentine whoopie pies

Valentine whoopie pies


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About this recipe: Since these are the latest craze, I decided to make my own red version for my sweetheart on Valentine's Day!


Makes: 10 whoopie pies

  • For the whoopie pies
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 150g plain flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • red food colouring
  • For the buttercream
  • 75g butter
  • 100 g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 or 2 drops of almond extract
  • red food colouring
  • For icing
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (or more if necessary)
  • red food colouring

Prep:25min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C / gas mark 5. Line a tray with baking paper.
  2. Combine butter and sugar. Add egg and mix well. Stir in flour gradually, then the ground almonds and the vanilla extract. Finally add a few drops of red food colouring until you like the depth of colour.
  3. Using a pastry bag, or carefully spoon the mixture onto the trays. Make each cookie about 3 cm in diameter and about 1 cm thick.
  4. Bake about 10-15 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the buttercream: Combine butter and sugar until smooth. Add water and almond extract; mix well. Divide mixture in half and pour a few drops of food coloring into one half. Mix well and set aside.
  6. For the icing: Mix icing sugar and lemon juice with a whisk. Add a few drops of food colouring until you achieve the colour you want.
  7. When cookies are cool, put about 1 rounded teaspoon of butter cream on the flat surface of the biscuit, then place a second cookie over, like a sandwich. Repeat with remaining biscuits and cream.
  8. To decorate, use a fork to drizzle icing on top.

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Reviews (1)


Poor recipe... the mix had no flavour at all and did not hold its shape in the oven; it just melted all over the pan. The biscuits that it produced were flavourless. However, the buttercream was nice as a filling, and the icing wasn't too bad. - 31 Dec 2013

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