What’s not to love about a Whoopie Pie, especially a Valentine Whoopie Pie! Last year I made Red Velvet Whoopie Pies, so this year I thought I’d make Chocolate Whoopie Pies instead. I used the same recipe I use for Chocolate Whoopie Pies, except I used the same technique I used when making the Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. I drew a heart shape on parchment paper (using a heart-shaped cookie cutter) with a pencil, then turned the parchment paper over and used a pastry bag to pipe out the Whoopie Pie batter into a heart shape. I also used the same recipe I always use for Whoopie Pie Filing, except I added a teaspoon of strawberry extract to the recipe. I then cut out a little heart shape in a piece of parchment paper and then placed the heart in the center of each Whoopie Pie. I then sprinkled confectioner sugar on top each Whoopie Pie.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Have a Wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Strawberry Whoopie Pie Filling
2 egg whites at room temp (beat until stiff)
4 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream (or 4 Tablespoons milk)
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups sifted confectioner sugar
1 teaspoon strawberry extract
1 and 1/2 cups shortening (Crisco)
Wilton’s pink gel coloring
Beat egg whites until stiff.
Mix egg whites with heavy whipping cream (or milk), vanilla extract, strawberry extract and 2 cups sifted confectioner sugar.
Then beat in shortening (Crisco).
Add remaining 2 cups confectioner sugar
1/8 teaspoon pink food coloring
Mix all ingredients’ together and mix until smooth and creamy.
Spread a large dab of filling on one flat side of cooled cookies.
Top with another cookie to form a sandwich pie.
Cut out a heart shape in a piece of parchment paperand sprinkle confectioner sugar on top then remove paper heart.