Gluten-Free Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies are fun for any season and especially around the holidays or as a Valentine treat. This recipe makes it simple, using ColorKitchen's Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cake Mix with artificial dye-free, plant-based red color.  

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Yields 12 Whoopie Pies

INGREDIENTS-COOKIES
ColorKitchen Gluten-free Red Velvet Cake Mix
3 eggs
2 Tbsp plain yogurt
1 stick butter (room temperature) or coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract

INGREDIENTS-CREAM CHEESE ICING (FILLING)
12 oz cream cheese, softened
12 Tbsp (1 ½ stick butter), softened
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
6 cups confectioners sugar

DIRECTIONS-COOKIES
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. In a medium-sized bowl, blend eggs and yogurt into cake mix
3. Add butter and vanilla and mix for 1-2 minutes
4. Scoop dough using a medium-sized cookie scoop and place onto a baking sheet about 2 inches apart
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes (take out of oven before edges brown)
6. Cool on a rack
7. Once completely cooled, pipe with creme cheese frosting between 2 cookies
8. Sprinkle with white (or colored) sanding sugar (optional)

DIRECTIONS-ICING (FLLING)
1. In mixer with paddle, beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla at medium speed until light and fluffy (about 5 min)
2. Reduce speed and slowing mix in sugar
3. Beat for 3-5 minutes 

-Icing recipe by Vaughn P.