Red velvet whoopie pies on a white cake pedestal

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

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I love Red Velvet Whoopie Pies, they are one of my favorite cookies to make. These cookies are super easy to make and perfect for Valentine’s Day or any occasion.

Impress your friends and family or special someone with these delightful cookies. And the best part is they only require five ingredients! If I can do it you, you can do it. Let’s get baking!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients and the tools

Tools and ingredients on a table.

In order to make these amazing red velvet whoopie pies you need the following ingredients and tools:

  • Red Velvet Cake Mix – The red velvet cake mix is the main base for these cookies. We are essentially making cake mix cookies. I always love repurposing cake mixes and using them for things other than cake.
  • Frosting – Use whatever kind of frosting that you like. Buttercream frosting is one of my favorite things to use, you can buy storebought frosting or make it from scratch.
  • Large eggs – The eggs will help with the structure of the cookies as well as help make them softer and add moisture.
  • Vanilla Extract – The vanilla extract will add flavor and enhance the flavor of the other ingredients.
  • Butter – The butter will add flavor.


Step 2: How to make Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Several ingredients in a large glass bowl on a white table.

Preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C. Melt the butter and pour it into a large bowl. Use the microwave or stovetop to melt the butter. Add the cake mix, eggs, and vanilla extract to the bowl with the melted butter. Use a wooden spoon to combine all those ingredients together. This will form the red velvet whoopie pies dough.

*Note don’t follow the ingredients list on the back of the box.

Step 3: Bake those cookies

Red velvet whoppie pies dough balls on a sheet pan lined with a silicone mat

Take a half ball-shaped tablespoon or a small ice cream or cookie scoop and scoop out balls of dough. Place them onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Space them about two inches apart. Then bake them in the oven in the middle position for 8 to 9 minutes.

Step 4: Cool and assemble

Hand adding frosting to one half of a red velvet whoopie pie.

Once the cookies come out of the oven allow them to cool completely. Next take a plastic bag or piping bag and add the frosting to it. You can make your own frosting or just use store bought frosting. Pipe frosting on the bottom of one cookie. Then place another cookie on top which will finish the red velvet whoopie pies.

Finished red velvet whoopie pies on a wire rack.

Now all you have to do is eat those yummy red velvet whoopie pies. They make a great gift for friends, family, or that special someone. Enjoy!

How long do red velvet whoopie pies last?

These amazing treats will last 3 to 5 days in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge. They may dry out slightly but will still be yummy. You can also wrap them individually in plastic and freeze them for up to 3 months. Then just thaw them out overnight in the fridge before eating them. You may also thaw them out at room temperature.

Red velvet whoopie pies on a white cake pedestal
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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

If you love cookies and you love cake, you should try these Red Velvet Whoopie pies. They are a super yummy cookie/cake sandwich. The best part is they only require 5 ingredients and are super easy to make.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Cooling Time15 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Cakes, Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chewy, soft
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • cookie sheet
  • Artisan Mat or parchment paper
  • cooling rack
  • Wooden spoon
  • Half ball tablespoon or cookie scoop
  • Large bowl
  • Scissors
  • Rubber spatula
  • Large bag or piping bag


  • Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • Frosting Whatever kind you like
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract about 5 ml
  • 6 Tbsp of butter melted (about 85 g)


  • Begin by preheating the oven to 375 F/190 C. With the rack in the middle position.
  • In a large bowl add the cake mix. Then add in the eggs, vanilla extract, and melted butter. Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stovetop. Use a wooden spoon to mix the ingredients together until it forms a dough.
  • Scoop the dough with a half ball tablespoon or cookie scoop onto a sheet pan or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Place the dough balls 2 inches apart. Bake them in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes. They will spread out and crack on the top.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Then make homemade frosting or use storebought. Place the frosting in a plastic bag for piping bag and pipe frosting onto the bottom of one of the cookies. Now just set another cookie on top of that one completing the whoopie pie or sandwich. Enjoy!


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Calories: 319kcal

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  1. Chadi Saleh

    Hello Matt! How are you? These pies look amazing I am going to try therm. I dont like using these cake mix. I will try doing them the hard way. Thank you for the idea they look delicious. Have a nice time.

  2. Debra Rolewski

    5 stars
    These came out perfect! I followed the recipe and they made 15 pies. Taking them to a superbowl party!

  3. 5 stars
    These are excellent! I did add an extra egg yolk to make them a little fluffier. I am so glad I found this recipe and I will keep it to use again and again.

  4. Omese Allan

    Will be trying these tomorrow for a church function. Can’t wait

  5. Elizabeth O

    5 stars
    This red velvet pies looks really delightful. I will definitely try this recipe. Yumm!

  6. My moms a sucker for red velvet, ill have to make some for the next time I see her

  7. 5 stars
    I have never heard of these Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. Seems like a Moon Pie distant cousin tho. They look very tasty!

  8. Kuntala Bhattacharya

    5 stars
    Wow I loved the colour and texture of the cookies. I am not quite familiar with red velvet cookies. They look quite delicious, maybe I can try it out for my son.

  9. 5 stars
    Ughh… I have been craving for Red Velvet Whoopie Pies for days now! I hope I can try to make this recipe. It looks like heaven!

  10. 5 stars
    My daugther likes red velvet cakes. I wonder is she’ll like this as well. That looks quite delicious!

  11. I just love the combo of cream and red velvet. I have a sweet tooth. So, I must definitely try these at home

  12. Matt – you do such a good job making this look tempting!! I have never had a whoopie pie before but would be tempted to try it because I love red velvet cake.

  13. Elicit Folio

    5 stars
    These are the cutest cookies to make! We made them this evening as a family project and they were so easy, sweet, and light! Saving this recipe!

  14. Steven Morrissette

    4 stars
    You really make it easy for us to make delicious treats. I have to say that they look absolutely delicious.

  15. 5 stars
    I love whoopie pies so much. I could seriously eat them all day. I can’t wait to try this recipe. They look so good!

  16. 5 stars
    Those look absolutely amazing. Whoopie pies are one of my favorite sweet treats. They are so delicious. Plus, you can’t beat all that filling!

  17. 5 stars
    THIS GIRL would like to be put on the ORDER LIST – haha! I would like 12 😉

  18. 5 stars
    My kids loved these! Really delicious treats!

  19. 5 stars
    My family would go crazy for this. Can’t wait to try it!

  20. Rachael Yerkes

    5 stars
    These are the best cookies! My husband is obsessed with them

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