Fluffy, sweet and tangy cream cheese filling is sandwiched between two decadent, chocolatey red velvet cookies in this delectable Red Velvet Whoopie Pies recipe. Pair these miniature heart-shaped red velvet whoopie pies with this free printable treat bag topper for a deliciously sweet Valentine’s Day treat!
Red velvet is tasty at any time of the year, but it is particularly perfect for Valentine’s Day. The dark red color and sweet, chocolatey goodness is such a delicious way to say ‘I Love You’! It’s no wonder that the internet is packed with red velvet recipes, from red velvet donuts to red velvet whoopie pies. This year, I wanted to do something a bit different than the typical red velvet whoopie pie, and that’s how the idea for these miniature heart-shaped red velvet whoopie pies with a super-cute free printable treat bag topper came about!
These miniature Heart Shaped Red Velvet Whoopie Pies are so tasty, simple and pretty, they’re sure to make everyone smile! They’re fluffy, a little chocolaty, a deep, vibrant red, and filled with deliciously sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting.
They are also absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day. And when you pair them with my printable “Whoopie! It’s Valentine’s Day!” treat bag topper, you’ll have a Valentine’s Day treat that everyone will love!
Send them to school for a classroom party, give them to your favorite Galentine or Valentine, or include them in a themed Valentine’s Day lunch for kids. Whatever you choose to do, you are going to fall in love with these Red Velvet Whoopie Pies.
How to Make Mini Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
While I love making things from scratch, like these Cinnamon Raisin Whoopie Pies and this made-from-scratch Blueberry Cobbler, sometimes I prefer to take a simpler and faster way. These Red Velvet Whoopie Pies start with a boxed cake mix so they couldn’t be any quicker or easier. They bake up moist and chewy with a gorgeous deep red color and amazing taste. I use Betty Crocker’s brand and I get fantastic results each and every time.
This particular recipe makes around two dozen mini heart-shaped red velvet whoopie pies. You can find the full ingredients list and recipe in the printable recipe card below. And be sure to check out the free printable treat bag topper below, too!
What You Need
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Kitchen Tools Needed
- small heart-shaped muffin baking pan – this is the one I used
- large mixing bowl
- stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment OR hand-held mixer
- wire cooling rack
- pastry bag(s)
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
Red Velvet Whoopie Pie Ingredients:
Cream Cheese Filling Ingredients:
- unsalted butter, softened
- confectioner’s sugar
- vanilla extract
- heavy cream
Red Velvet Whoopie Pie Instructions
These red velvet whoopie pies only take about thirty minutes total to prepare and bake. The result is beautiful, decadent miniature whoopie pies that will have everyone asking for more!
To get started, you’ll simply follow the instructions on the back of the cake mix box. Once the batter is ready, cut a small hole in the tip of a pastry bag or in a corner of a food-safe plastic bag, then fill it with the batter. Trust me, this will make it SO much easier to fill the tins.
Speaking of filling the tins, make sure you only fill the heart-shaped wells about 1/4 of the way full as you don’t want the ‘cookies’ to bake up too thick.
From there you will put them in the oven for about 6 to 8 minutes. Once finished, allow them to cool completely before adding the filling.
Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions
While traditional whoopie pies are made with a marshmallowy filling, to me, red velvet just isn’t red velvet without that delicious tangy cream cheese icing. And this particular cream cheese icing recipe is the best! It calls for four simple ingredients and takes just minutes to make. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and tangy, and it’s also light, fluffy, and silky smooth. It’s absolutely delicious!
Once made, you will want to place the icing inside a pastry bag. Again, this will make it much easier to fill these mini heart-shaped whoopie pies. You will then simply pipe the filling onto the backside of one cookie and then top it with another to make a sandwich. Make sure to spread the filling almost to the edge of the bottom cookie, as it will spread slightly when the top is popped on.
How to Decorate Valentine’s Whoopie Pies
Once the mini heart-shaped whoopie pies are put together, you can either leave them as is or decorate them in one of several different ways to take them to a whole new level. For example, you could drizzle any extra frosting over the top of the whoopie pies and then sprinkle with finely chopped pecans. Or you could dip the edges in Valentine’s Day colored sprinkles or even colored sanding sugar for an extra dash of love!
Valentine’s Day Whoopie Pies Treat Bag Topper + Tutorial
Pair these delectable Mini Heart-Shaped Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with my free printable treat bag topper for a fun Valentine’s Day snack! This Valentine’s Day treat bag topper is the perfect match for these Mini Heart-Shaped Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. It is easy to make and takes about 10 minutes to complete, depending on how many treat bags you need to create.
Supplies Needed to Make Valentine’s Day Whoopie Pie Treat Bag Toppers
To make these free printable treat bag toppers for Valentine’s Day, you will need a few common supplies including:
- 6.5″ by 4″ sandwich or snack bags
- laser or inkjet printer set to “fit to page”
- card stock or other heavy-weight paper
- glue, tape, or a stapler
- Mini Heart-Shaped Red Velvet Whoopie Pies or regular-sized whoopie pies
How to Make Valentine’s Day Treat Bag Toppers
To get started, download my free printable Treat Bag Toppers by clicking the link in this sentence or by clicking the picture below. Make sure your printer is set to “Fit to Page”, then print the topper on to card stock or another heavy-weight paper. Print out as many toppers as you need, then cut them out and fold them in half.
Next, add four to six mini heart-shaped red velvet whoopie pies to a snack bag, seal the bag closed, then attach the treat bag topper to the top of the closed bag with tape, glue, or staples. If there is a lot of room at the top of your bag after filling it, just fold down the top, and then add the printable treat bag topper.
And that’s it! Aren’t they cute?!
Red Velvet Whoopie Pie Questions
After you make these heart-shaped red velvet whoopie pies, you may have some questions about how to store them. I’ve tried to answer the most common ones below, but if you have one I don’t answer, feel free to ask in the comments, and I will do my best to reply as soon as I see it.
How Long Will Homemade Whoopie Pies Stay Fresh?
These whoopie pies are so darn good, I don’t see how you will have any leftovers. But if you do, as long as you store the finished whoopie pies in an airtight container, they should last for several days. How long depends on how you choose to store them. I discuss each method below…
Do Red Velvet Whoopie Pies Need To Be Refrigerated?
Whoopie pies can be stored in the fridge. In fact, I find that it helps to keep them refrigerated. They will last longer this way, and you won’t have to worry about the filling melting if your house gets too warm. Refrigerated whoopie pies can last up to ten days if sealed in an airtight container and kept in the fridge.
Can You Store Whoopie Pies on the Counter?
You can also store them in an airtight container on the counter. They should last for several days. I do find that after 3 to 5 days they usually dry out a bit, but they generally keep pretty well.
Can You Freeze Red Velvet Whoopie Pies?
Baked whoopie pies can be easily frozen for a longer-term storage solution. They will generally last up to two to three months. Just make sure you wrap them individually and store them in an airtight container. Once you are ready to enjoy them, let them thaw out in the refrigerator overnight.
Mini Heart-Shaped Red Velvet Whoopie Pies Printable Recipe
Mini Heart-Shaped Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
- 1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist Red Velvet Mix the one with 'pudding in the mix'
- 1 ¼ cups water room temp
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs room temperature
Cream Cheese Filling
- ½ cup salted butter room temperature
- 1 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
- 4 cups confectioners sugar sifted
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
- Preheat oven to 350°F and thoroughly grease the heart-shaped muffin tins.
- Combine the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs the bowl of a stand mixer or large mixing bowl. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then an additional 2 minutes on medium.
- Transfer the batter into a pastry bag or large plastic snack bag with a corner snipped off.
- Carefully pipe the batter into the muffin tins making sure to only fill each tin about 1/4 of the way as you don't want the mini cookies to rise too thick.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a cookie comes out clean.
- Allow to cool 2 minutes in the pan; then remove to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes, before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
- Beat the softened cream cheese and butter together until completely combined.
- Add in the vanilla and powdered sugar and continue mixing, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl, until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.
- Transfer the frosting into another pastry bag or large plastic snack bag with the corner snipped off.
Assembling Heart-Shaped Whoopie Pies
- Carefully pipe a heap of cream cheese filling on the flat side of one red velvet cookie, then top with another cookie to form the mini heart-shaped red velvet whoopie pie.
- this recipe can also be used to make about 12 large heart-shaped Red Velvet Whoopie Pies.
Valentine's Day Treat with Printable Bag ToppersUse my printable treat bag toppers to make an adorable Valentine's Day treat! Simply print the topper on card stock or heavy-weight paper, then cut them out and fold in half. Add four to six mini heart-shaped whoopie pies to a 6-inch snack bag, seal bag closed, then attach the treat bag topper with tape, glue, or staples.
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