Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

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Perfect for Valentine's Day or Christmas

If you love Red Velvet Cake you are going to love this cookie!  I think it would be perfect for Valentine’s Day or Christmas.  You can also make your own Homemade Whipped Cream Cheese Icing as the filling.

Did you know that you can freeze cream cheese?  It works great and saves money!  I like to purchase cream cheese in bulk on sale and stockpile it for recipes.  Check out this post Can You Freeze Cream Cheese to find out how!

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 pound cream cheese, softened
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup finely chopped pecans, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs 1 at a time. Then beat in the buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla and red food coloring. Once combined, add the dry ingredients to wet. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Onto a parchment lined sheet tray, drop batter using an ice cream scoop, forming 2-inch round circles.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, until baked through. Cookies should be cake-like and light. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  7. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.
  8. Spread the cream cheese frosting between 2 cooled cookies and roll the edges in finely chopped pecans, if desired.

 

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Comments

  1. …alternately, use a Red Velvet cake mix / box to make the cookies*
    (1 stick of butter or margarine, softened or melted. 1 egg. mix powdered cake mix with butter and egg, add up to a tablespoon of water if mixture is too thick. bake at 350 for about 20 minutes, depending on your oven.)

    …..and use a can of Creamy White or Vanilla frosting for the middles.

    rolling in chopped pecans, or sprinkles, totally optional ;)

    {* also makes delicious chocolate chip cookies, using a yellow cake and your favourite chips!}

  2. Hello, I was wondering if there is a link to email this to someone. I know my sis would like to make this.

  3. Jessica W says:

    I am definitely making these but I don’t think I will be waiting until Valentine’s day. Red Velvet is my favorite!!

  4. I want some of these right now! I think my Valentine would love these. You temptress!

  5. Blessed Mom says:

    I love red velvet cake, I’ll have to try these cookies.

  6. They are like whoopie pies! These are delicious. I just made some classic chocolate whoopie pies and they were gone in a flash!

  7. Thanks for sharing. I love to try this one!

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