I made sweets for my sweetie. It’s true Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. The other truth is that I’ve had these Red Velvet Sandwich cookies on my to-make list for a while. I was waiting for the right opportunity. A day associated with doing things for someone you love and the color red was all I needed. My husband was very happy as soon as he saw them.
My husband and I do not do much for Valentine’s Day. We give each other a card and occasionally a small gift like chocolates. They are not the fancy over-priced boxed chocolates either. A quiet night at home with a good meal is all we need to celebrate. This year is our 30th one together. My how time flies.
I first found Red Velvet sandwich cookies at Target. I knew how much my husband likes the cake so I thought he would be interested in the cookies. Plus it was different than the Red Velvet brownies I made before. I bought a bag with three cookies in it. By the next morning they were gone. Yep, he liked them very much. That’s when I knew I had to make them one day. I knew homemade would be better because they would not have that store-bought taste. You know what I mean? Like you can taste the preservatives. At least I can.
Homemade treats are the best. Anything made with love is special. Today’s Sunday Supper is featuring recipes that will win someone’s heart through their tummy. Look at this incredible list:
#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Breakfasts, Apps & Main Dishes:
- Asparagus, Clam & Bay Shrimp Pasta from Galactopdx
- Bacon Double Cheese Burger Bites from In the Kitchen with KP
- Cheese Stuffed Cannelloni from Curious Cuisiniere
- Garlic Shrimp Bruschetta from MarocMama
- Green Olive, Goat Cheese & Basil Crostini from Hip Foodie Mom
- Indian Shrimp Pulao from Soni’s Food
- Individual Beef “Phyll-ingtons” from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Ranch, Bacon and Cheese Crisps from Daily Dish Recipes
- Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Rissóis de Camarão | Portuguese Shrimp Dumplings from Family Foodie
- Spicy Red Cabbage Quiche | Veggie Quiche Recipe from Masala Herb
#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Sweet Eats:
- Banana Bourbon Blondies from The Messy Baker
- Banana Cream Napoleon from Food Lust People Love
- Brown Butter M&M Cookies from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
- Brown Butter Rolo Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from Damn Delicious
- Chocolate Baumkuchen from Webicurean
- Chocolate Bread Pudding from La Cocina de Leslie
- Chocolate Chip Banana Cake with Banana Cream from The Lovely Pantry
- Chocolate Covered Bacon from I Run For Wine
- Chocolate Covered Stuffed Strawberries from Country Girl in the Village
- Chocolate Mousse from Mom, What’s For Dinner?
- Chocolate Roll filled with Nutella Cream from Basic N Delicious
- Chocolate Velvet Ice Cream with Cherry Sauce from Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Cinnamon Sugar Tortillas with Chocolate Sauce from The Roxx Box
- Coconut Sweetheart Cookies from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Coeur a la Creme from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Cream Cheese Mints from Simply Gourmet
- Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Mousse with Coconut Cream from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte from Kelly Bakes
- #GlutenFree Chocolate Almond Cloudless Cake from Cooking Underwriter
- Heart Shaped White Chocolate Cakes with Raspberry Cream from Noshing with the Nolands
- Homemade Cherry Mash Candies from Juanita’s Cocina
- Maple-Date Bars from Diabetic Foodie
- Meyer Lemon Marmalade from Shockingly Delicious
- Mini Samoa Bundt Cakes from Ruffles & Truffles
- Molten Chocolate Lava Cake from Gotta Get Baked
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes from The Meltaways
- Pistachio and Chocolate Souffle from Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Raspberry Custard Tart from Kudos Kitchen
- Raw Fudge Love from Mama’s Blissful Bites
- Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Red Velvet French Macarons with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches from Cravings of a Lunatic
- Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies from Magnolia Days
- Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars from Chocolate Moosey
- Red Wine Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting from The Urban Mrs.
- Strawberry Shortcake! from The Foodie Army Wife
- Strawberry Valentine Cake Hearts from Ninja Baking
- Tres Leches Tea Cakes with Honey Riesling Soaked Fruit from Neighborfood
- Valentine’s Bakewell Tarts from Happy Baking Days
- Valentines Chocolate Apples from Big Bear’s Wife
#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Drinks:
- Blood Orange Vodka Martinis from The Catholic Foodie
- Bloody Raspberry Cocktail from My Cute Bride
- Strawberry Gin Fizz from girlichef
#SundaySupper Valentine’s Day Tablescape: A Romantic Table For Two Please from An Appealing Plan
I’m ready to get cooking now! How about you? There are so many wonderful recipes to make a special meal for your loved one. My to-make list got a whole lot longer. At least I can cross off Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies. They are on my make-again list for sure!
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- 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons buttermilk, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon liquid red food coloring
- 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- Pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar, measured then sifted
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl. Whisk to thoroughly combine.
- In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar using a hand mixer on medium high, until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add the buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla, and red food coloring. Beat until combined. Add the dry ingredients and beat on low speed until just combined. Do not over-mix.
- Use a cookie scoop or a small ice cream scoop to drop batter onto baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes. The cookies should look cooked through and cake-like. Allow to cool 2 minutes on the baking sheet then transfer to a cooling rack. Cool completely.
- In a medium bowl, add the cream cheese, butter, and salt. Beat using an electric hand mixer until smooth and combined. Beat in the vanilla. Add the powdered sugar and beat on low until combined. Increase speed to medium and beat until lighter in consistency, about 1 to 2 minutes.
- Spread or pipe filling on the bottom of a cookie. Top with another cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Refrigerate leftovers.
Recipe adapted from one by Paula Deen on the Food Network website.