i know this is a little belated, but unfortunately due to our snow days last week we had to push our office’s valentine’s day celebrations back a week. so yesterday the spirit committee brought in a variety of valentine’s day themed treats to celebrate valentine’s day and february birthdays.
i actually made these same heart shaped red velvet whoopie pies a few years ago. but i wanted to do a new post because i think these look quite a bit better than my first go at it. i think the big difference was the size of the tip i used. the first time, the tip was just a medium round tip. with this batch, i used a large round tip which made it much easier to pipe the batter out and allowed the cookies of the whoopie pie to be fluffier and smoother.
although i love the bright red color of these whoopie pies, i know that the red dye is not good for you. so i was thinking of trying these out a third time to see if there is a way to decrease or even eliminate the use of artificial food coloring. i’ll be sure to update the blog if with a new recipe as soon as i figure one out. until then, pin this recipe for next year’s valentine’s day celebrations. ❤
another reason i wanted to do a new post of these red velvet whoopie pies is because this time i took step by step pictures. i really think they are helpful – i love looking at them on other blogs so i figured i should include them here.
the first step is to trace hearts onto parchment paper. this will give you a guideline to follow as you pipe out the batter. here is a pdf of the Hearts i used. just space 12 evenly on a piece of parchment paper that fits nicely in your baking sheet. the flip the parchment paper over so that the side that you wrote on is on the bottom.
on to the batter. mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder in a medium bowl.