Holiday Red Velvet Whoopie Pie Recipe (Found in Disney’s Hollywood Studios)

Follow along as Rachel and Lincoln make a copycat recipe of the Holiday Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. This scrumptous treat is a seasonal item that can be found in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but now you can make it at home! The whole family will love these Whoopie Pies, so watch the video and share this recipe with your family tonight!

Written Recipe

Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours Yield: 12 Servings


holiday whoopie pie ingredients

  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 3 Tablespoons (15g) unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup (200g) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • gel red food coloring
  • 6 ounces (170g) block cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick; 60g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (180g) confectioners’ sugar, sifted (plus more for topping)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. preheat oven to 350Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats (highly recommended for best nonstick cookie baking surface!). Set aside.
  2. whisk dry ingredientsWhisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together.
  3. use stand mixer for wet ingredientsIn a large bowl using a hand-held or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter for 1 minute on medium-high speed until completely smooth and creamy. Add the brown sugar and beat on medium high speed until fluffy and combined. Beat in egg on high speed, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Once egg is full combined, beat in the vanilla and buttermilk. Mixture may look curdled; that’s ok.
  4. combine wet and dry ingredientsOn low speed, slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined. Add enough food coloring to achieve a deep red hue (usually about 1 teaspoon gel). Spoon or scoop mounds of batter, about 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons each, onto prepared baking sheets– about 3 inches apart.
  5. bake cookies for 10-12 minutesBake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until centers appear set. Mine usually take 11 minutes. Allow to cool completely before sandwiching.
  6. combine frosting ingredientsIn a large bowl using a hand-held or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, beat the cream cheese for 1 minute on high speed until completely smooth and creamy. Beat in the butter until combined. Add the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla and beat on medium-high speed until combined and creamy.
  7. pipe frosting onto cookiesPair the cookies up based on their size. Spread cream cheese filling onto the flat side of one cookie and sandwich with the other. Repeat with remaining. Sprinkle confectioners’ sugar on top of each if desired. Cover leftover whoopie pies and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  8. enjoy your holiday whoopie piesEnjoy your homemade holiday whoopie pies!

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Rachel & Lincoln Van Norman

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