Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you have not made plans for the love of your life you might want to consider these cookies. I call them “The One Bag Wonder!” Just some cookie dough, red food coloring and one bag of icing and you can have a batch of Red Velvet Whoopie Pie Cookies.
These look like you have spent a lot of time on them but we know the truth. They say, “I love you” but still allow you to paint your nails and fix your hair for your big date. Right??? My idea of a perfect Valentine’s date is just sitting at home watching something on TV beside by wonderful man! Did I mention I was boring? Maybe this year we might bag up these cookies and head to Starbucks for some hot chocolate…maybe.
Red Wilton Food Coloring
White Stiff Icing
Tip # 12 or #10 if you don’t have a #12
Start with a some cookie dough and red food coloring. I prefer “No Taste Red” so it doesn’t affect the taste of my dough.
Add food color to the dough and mix until you get the color you want. Let me explain something here. Please use gloves or mix this in a large Ziplock bag. I walked around for 2 days with red hands! It wasn’t horrible but I had flashbacks from high school about Shakespeare and Lady Macbeth!!! Need I say more? NO! If you don’t know what I am talking about you probably slept through you English class. See Mrs. Elliot, I did pay attention!
Just remember, gloves are your friend:)
This is what you will end up with. Isn’t it beautiful?
Now you are ready to roll!
Once your dough is rolled out you are ready to cut your cookies. I used 2 different sized heart cutters.
See the red hands?
I wanted my cookies to look like whoopie pies so before I baked the cookies I took my finger and gently pushed down the edges of the hearts. Can you see the difference? Once you do this you are ready to bake and let cool.
Once your cookies have cooled, use your white icing , pipe a thick line close to the edge of the heart. You don’t want to get too close because the icing might run over the edge.
Place another heart on top. I made 2 different consistencies of icing. I wanted to show you how thick your icing should be. I don’t think the outline icing in the first cookie looks good. It looks alright for a cookie but not a whoopie pie cookie. Your icing needs to be thick enough to support the weight of the cookie you place on top of it.
Let the icing dry over night and you are ready to share with the one you love!
WAIT…. use your imagination and create some hugs and kisses for you special someone!