Whoopie (Pies) for St. Patrick's Day!

In my opinion, any holiday is a good excuse for making tasty treats. So,  I leapt on the opportunity to make these green velvet whoopie pies for St. Patrick’s Day, as adapted from Love from the Oven! It would have been a ‘sham-rock’ to pass them up! Wahaha…ha…ha…

Green Velvet Whoopie Pies
Makes about 35 small, leprechaun-sized pies

Cookie Ingredients
3 ½ cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon vinegar (I used white wine)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ounce green food coloring

Filling ingredients
1-ounce package of softened cream cheese
¼ cup softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 bag powdered sugar (2 lb. bag)
Milk, as needed
Shamrock sprinkles (optional)

First, the cake:

    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease cookie sheet.
    2. Lightly stir eggs in a medium bowl with whisk, then add in remaining liquid ingredients (including food coloring!) and whisk until blended. Set aside.
    3. Place all dry ingredients in a different mixing bowl and stir together well.
    4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix on medium-high until well combined (about a minute or two).
    5. Place dollops onto cookie sheet (use a swirl motion as you pour to make them round).
    6. Bake for 10 minutes, then cool.

      Now, the filling:

      7. Cream together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in a bowl until smooth.
      8. Gradually add in powdered sugar and continue mixing.
      9. Add in milk as needed to get to the desired consistency.
      10. Frost and shamrock sprinkle away!

        ¼

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        7 Responses to Whoopie (Pies) for St. Patrick's Day!

        1. Branislav 03/17/2011 at 1:21 pm #

          umm… tasty :)

        2. Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries 03/17/2011 at 1:24 pm #

          Oh how I’d love to pop some of these in my mouth right now!! :D Happy St. Patrick’s day!
          xxx

          http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

        3. Caitlin 03/17/2011 at 1:30 pm #

          Mmmm… these looks so yummy! I love themed food :)

        4. Julie 03/17/2011 at 2:49 pm #

          These are delicious! Everybody should make them now!

        5. I V Y 03/18/2011 at 7:07 am #

          SO CUTE!

          check out my blog and follow me on twitter @zebraandmeerkat x

        6. Julie C. (ModCloth) 03/18/2011 at 3:33 pm #

          I was lucky enough to nab one in the kitchen here. YUM YUM, YOU MAKE NOW!

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