Venango County Recipe of the Day: Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

| February 8, 2019

Here’s a sweet and delicious Valentine’s Day treat! Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Ingredients

1 regular size package red velvet cake mix
3 large eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Filling:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

~Preheat oven to 350°.

~In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, oil, and extract; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium for two minutes.

~Cut a 1/2-inch hole in the tip of a pastry bag. Transfer dough to bag. Pipe 1-1/2×1-inch hearts onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets, spacing hearts 1 inch apart.

~Bake six to eight minutes (or until edges are set). Cool on pans for two minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

~For filling: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread filling on bottoms of half of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies. Refrigerate leftovers.

~Makes about two dozen.

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Venango County Recipe of the Day is Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

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