Sweetheart Whoopie Pies

These moist and fluffy whoopie pies are easy to make and combine two well-loved flavors: chocolate and raspberry. For that reason (and the pretty pink filling), they’re perfect to serve your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion. The cookies are cake-like and rich, and the marshmallow creme and raspberry filling is to die for!

Sweetheart Whoopie Pies

Sweetheart Whoopie Pies

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These raspberry and chocolate whoopie pies are pretty, pink and perfect for Valentine's Day.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup natural unsweetened cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons raspberry extract

For the filling:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 jar, 7-ounces marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon raspberry extract
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease two cookie sheets. Cream sugar and shortening in an electric mixer. Add eggs and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to the sugar-egg mixture, along with the buttermilk, vanilla and raspberry extracts. Mix well.
  • Drop rounded tablespoons of the batter onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for about 10 minutes, until a toothpick tester comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely on wire racks.
  • In the meantime, beat all the filling ingredients until light, fluffy and smooth.
  • Spread a rounded tablespoon of the filling onto the flat side of one cookie and sandwich it together with a second cookie.
  • Serve immediately and store leftovers in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator, separating layers with sheets of wax paper.

Tips for Making This Recipe

You could easily switch to a strawberry filling, if you prefer. Just be sure you find seedless preserves or jams to retain the smooth, fluffy texture of the filling.
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