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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Recipe Ingredients

Dough

2 teaspoons cocoa

2 ounces red food color

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vinegar

3/4 cup Crisco

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup buttermilk

Filling

2 egg whites

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

4 tablespoons milk

4 cups confectioners' sugar

1 1/2 cups Crisco

Method

Mix cocoa and food color and set aside.

Mix baking soda and vinegar; set aside.

Combine 3/4 cup Crisco, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix in cocoa and food color mixture; blend in 3 cups flour and buttermilk. Add baking soda and vinegar mixture. Drop on cookie sheet and make them the size of small cookies.

Bake at 325 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.

When cool, put filling between two pies.

Filling: Cream together egg whites, vanilla extract, flour and milk. Add confectioners' sugar, two cups at a time, and the Crisco.

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