These cute, heart shaped whoopie pies are made with Amish sugar cookies and pink whoopie pie frosting. These Valentines day themed whoopie pies are the perfect treat to pass out on Valentines day or to treat yourself and your significant other. Amish sugar cookies with buttermilk make the best whoopie pies as they hold their shape very well and are so light and fluffy! You may also enjoy my Chocolate whoopie pies with peanut butter frosting or the Christmas version of these sugar cookie whoopie pies (aka gobs). For step by step photos and instructions keep scrolling below the recipe card.
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Amish sugar cookie whoopie pies (valentines day version)
- Large mixing bowl (linked below)
- Piping bags (linked below)
- baking sheets (linked below)
- Whisk (linked below)
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening (Crisco)
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs room temperature
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
Filling and toppings:
- Amish Whoopie pie frosting (linked below)
- Valentines day or pink sprinkles (linked below)
- pink sanding sugar (linked below)
Preheat oven to 350.
- Cream butter, shortening and sugars together until smooth and well combined. Add room temperature eggs (see note below), buttermilk and extract. Whisk the wet ingredients until well combined.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until the flour is completely incorporated and no lumps remain.
- Place the sugar cookie dough into a large piping bag with a 1/2 inch round tip (a zip-lock bag with the end snipped can also be used). Using a heart shaped cookie cutter as a stencil, draw six hearts 1-2 inches apart on a piece of parchment paper. Turn the ink side down on the cookie sheet and pipe the sugar cookie dough into heart shapes using the stencil as a guide. (photos below.)
- Bake the heart shaped Amish sugar cookies in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the center of the cookie is set and the cookies have lightly browned on the edges. Remove the cookies from the pan and allow to cool.
- Once cooled, fill the sugar cookies with Amish whoopie pie frosting, then wrap in plastic wrap and store at room temp for 5-7 days or keep frozen for up to 3 months. See notes and link to frosting recipe below.
Frosting and sprinkles:
I prefer to make a double batch of frosting to ensure I have plenty for these sugar cookie whoopie pies. The frosting can be made ahead and keeps well in the refrigerator for a week or two. On the day you wish to use the frosting, be sure to pull it out of the refrigerator for several hours to allow it to get back to room temperature before piping. You can add several drops of red food coloring to the frosting for a cute pink color. I also like to sprinkle the tops of the sugar cookies with pink sanding sugar and Valentines day sprinkles.
Equipment needed for these Amish sugar cookie whoopie pies:
- Mixing bowl I prefer to use metal mixing bowls for sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin cookies, and honestly, metal mixing bowls are a must for me in all of my bakes!
- Piping bags Using a large piping bag makes getting the perfect heart shaped whoopie pies so much easier! I also prefer to use a piping bag and the Wilton 2D tip for frosting the whoopie pies.
- Baking sheets I prefer to use Nordic ware baking sheets (not and ad), I find them to bake cookies much more evenly for me.
- Whisk A large whisk is needed for mixing these sugar cookie whoopie pies.
Step 1: Cream butter, shortening and sugars together, then whisk in the room temperature eggs, buttermilk and vanilla or almond extract. Mix until smooth.
Step 2: Combine dry ingredients, then add to wet ingredients, mixing until well combined and smooth.
The batter/dough for these sugar cookies should have a consistency between cake batter and cookie dough. The batter should feel silky and smooth, but should not be too runny to hold its shape on the baking sheet.
Step 3: Using a large heart shaped cookie cutter as a stencil, draw heart shapes onto parchment paper, keeping them roughly 1-2 inches apart to avoid the sugar cookies from spreading into each other while baking. (I prefer to do 6 per cookie sheet.)
Step 3 continued: Using the piping bag and round tip, pipe sugar cookie dough into the heart shaped stencil (with the ink side down). Add pink sanding sugar and sprinkles before baking (optional).
Step 4-5: Bake the sugar cookies in the preheated oven until golden and set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Once the sugar cookies have fully cooled, frost one side with Amish whoopie pie frosting or basic butter cream (for an easier route) and top with an additional heart shaped cookie that best matches the bottom cookie. Wrap for later or serve immediately and Enjoy!
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