If you’re looking for a festive keto St. Patrick’s Day dessert, then look no further than these keto whoopie pies at 2 net carbs a pop.
I keto-fied this based on this simple Pillsbury recipe with just a few modifications.
Going keto doesn’t mean you can’t indulge every once in a while PLUS it doesn’t have to be difficult!
I was curious about the history of the whoopie pie so I did some digging.
The origin of the whoopie pie isn’t really related to St. Patrick’s Day despite the fact that this treat is still enjoyed (usually with Bailey’s Irish Cream filling) at festivals during the holiday.
In fact, the whoopie pie’s origin is a rather controversial topic in New England.
Whether it’s the Pennsylvania Dutch Amish women or the Labadie’s Bakery pastry chefs in Maine who invented it, this treat is sure to make anyone smile.
Keto St. Patrick's Day Whoopie Pies
- 2 cups superfine almond flour
- ½ cup salted butter softened
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ cup granulated keto-approved sweetener
- pinch of kosher salt
Additional ingredients (added later)
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup superfine almond flour
- ½ teaspoon of green gel food coloring
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 12 ounces Philadelphia Cream Cheese cool but soft
- 4 ounces salted butter softened
- ½ cup powdered keto-approved sweetener
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 1 large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
- Mix whoopie pie ingredients in a bowl until a stiff dough forms.
- Add eggs, extra almond flour, and green food coloring. Beat with an electric mixer until well-blended. Scoop mixture into a decorating bag with fitted tip, or freezer bag with a small corner snipped off. Pipe the batter into 30 2-inch circles set 1 inch apart.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes until the cookies spring back when touched. Allow to cool completely before applying frosting.
- While the cookies are cooling, make keto cream cheese frosting. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth with an electric mixer on high. Add sweetener, butter, vanilla extract and beat until smooth and whipped. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to make it easier to work with before adding frosting to the pies.
- Scoop the frosting into decorating bag or freezer bag with small corner snipped off. Pipe frosting between two cookies to make a complete whoopie pie.
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