Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Prep Time
35 Mins
Bake Time
9 Mins
Chill Time
20 Mins
Yields: 24 2-inch sandwiches (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Make Valentine's Day memorable with homemade whoopie pies for your special someone.

How to Make It

Step 1

Make cookies: Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment. In a bowl, whisk sour cream, egg, vanilla and vinegar.

Step 2

In a large bowl, whisk flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt, breaking up lumps of sugar. Add butter and beat with an electric mixer on low until butter pieces are no larger than small peas. Stir in sour cream mixture and mix on low speed until moistened. Add food coloring; beat on low until incorporated, then beat on medium-high until well combined, scraping down sides of bowl periodically.

Step 3

Using a small ice cream scoop, drop batter onto baking sheets, 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until tops are cracked, 8 to 9 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining batter.

Step 4

Make filling: In a bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on low until combined. Beat in corn syrup, vanilla and salt. Stir in Fluff and food coloring. Beat on high speed until light, about 2 minutes. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Step 5

Spread a rounded teaspoon of filling onto flat side of a cookie and sandwich with another cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling.

Ratings & Reviews

no cream cheese

February 11, 2016
not sure how you can call these 'red velvet' when there is no cream cheese icing.

danawake1's Review

February 18, 2014
cookies turned out great and really yummy. I had a problem with the filling - I spread it btwn the cookies and it got over everything - the cookies, my hands, it ran down the sides of the cookies. These were the messiest cookies I have ever made. Not sure if my filling should have been more firm/thick? It was runny but gooey. They made the tops of the cookies slip off and they would stay put when I tried to fix them. But I wrapped them up and gave them away anyway for Valentine's. People loved them - just needed to excuse the messy look to them.

BorderCollieMm's Review

February 03, 2014