Monday, June 6, 2011

Red Velvet Moon Pies

Now I realize that up north, somewhere in Maine, they claim whoopie pies were invented. But in the south we make them too, we just call them moon pies, and we usually dip them in chocolate when we are done. These are classic pairing of two southern traditions, moon pies and red velvet cake.

Ingredients for the Moon Pies:
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
½teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup butter melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup buttermilk
2 Tablespoons liquid red food coloring

Ingredients for the cream cheese frosting:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ cup of soft butter
3 cups powdered sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla extract

1. Crank your oven to 375 and let it get hot.
2. In your food processor whip together all of the ingredients.
3. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
4. Using an ice cream scoop place small scoops of the dough on the sheet about 3 inches apart, they will rise.
5. Bake for 10 minutes.
6. Let cool completely before filling, or you will have a messy, but delicious sloppy sandwich.
7. In your standing mixer whip together the frosting ingredients.
8. Turn your moon pie side with the bottom facing you, fill with a tablespoon or so of filling, sandwich another half of the moon pie.
9. Enjoy!

As always, much love, many blessings, and happy baking.


Lisa said...

Mmm, I just want to take a big bite out of that. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your moon pies up.

SabrinaW said...

Sandy, it's Sabrina, your roomie! I miss you and would like to get back in touch if you are up for it. I'm so glad to see that you're happy and active and making delicious things to eat. Love, S.