I know there are lots of cynics out there who dislike Valentine’s Day because it is a so-called “Hallmark holiday”. That may very well be, but I think it’s always a nice thing to celebrate and spend a little extra time with your sweetie. Plus, I’m a hopeless romantic. My favorite colors are red and pink, so let’s face it – this holiday was made for me. Because this is my blog and I LOVE Valentine’s Day (pun intended), I will be featuring Valentine-inspired or related recipes this week. And, if there is one that I must urge you to try, this is the one.
What’s not to love? For starters, it’s a sandwich cookie – but not just any sandwich cookie. A super cute, heart-shaped red one that tastes just like delicious red velvet cake but in a smaller, more portable form. Yay! Honestly, I found these pretty much irresistible and had to give most of them away because I kept finding reasons to eat them for breakfast ;) You could make them regular round whoopie pies, but the heart shape is so fun and really very easy. I took some photos during the process to show what I did. One tip I have for sandwich cookies in general is to pipe the filling rather than spread it on with a knife. It makes for a much cleaner looking finished product not to mention it makes less of a mess in the kitchen. Go make these right now (and send one my way)!