Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and it is a mere two weeks away. To celebrate the national holiday and show some American pride, I made patriotic mini whoopie pies. Red velvet and blue velvet cookies sandwiched together with cream cheese frosting create a delicious red, white and blue dessert!
Mini whoopie pies have been a recurring dessert on If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen recently. I love that they are single-bite and one recipe makes so many—perfect for entertaining! For Easter, I made mini carrot cake whoopie pies and shortly after I made mini banana whoopie pies. Next, I wanted to try my hand at red velvet whoopie pies.
With Memorial Day in sight, I knew mini red velvet whoopie pies would be a perfect bite-sized dessert, but I had to take it one step further… and make them red, white and blue velvet whoopie pies. A red velvet cookie, a blue velvet cookie with cream cheese frosting in the center. Now this is the kind of patriotic dessert I can support.
These mini whoopie pies are delish. If you’re a red velvet cake fanatic (like many dessert foodies are), then you will want to make this bite-sized American dessert every chance you get. The velvet cookies are soft clouds serving as the red and blue of our nation’s flag, while the rich cream cheese frosting acts as the white.
Making the cookie batter is pretty simple. I used a standard red velvet recipe, but at the final step I divided the batter into two. I dyed one half of the batter red and one half of the batter blue. The easiest way to get small round cookies is to transfer the batter to a frosting bag and pipe nickle-sized cookies onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. (You can see a visual on my mini banana whoopie pie post here.)
I then baked the cookies according to the recipe and voila! Red velvet and blue velvet whoopie pies were ready to be filled with cream cheese frosting. I used my standard cream cheese frosting recipe, which I love, love, love—a good one to have bookmarked for sure.
Aren’t mini whoopie pies cute? They are bite-sized delights perfect for Memorial Day entertaining. Guests will satisfy their sweet tooth without feeling guilty. These patriotic whoopie pies turned out so perfectly I may have to make them again for the Fourth of July!
Recipe loosely adapted from Better Homes & Gardens