Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies for #SundaySupper

by Renee on February 10, 2013

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies | Magnolia Days

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.

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Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Makes about 9 sandwich cookies

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

    For the Red Velvet Cookies:
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 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
  • For the Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, measured then sifted
For the Red Velvet Cookies:

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.

For the Cream Cheese Filling:

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.

For the Sandwich Cookies:

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.

Notes

Cream cheese filling will be soft at room temperature. You can make it a thicker consistency by adding more powdered sugar. Note the filling will become more firm once it is refrigerated.

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Recipe adapted from one by Paula Deen on the Food Network website.

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sunithi February 10, 2013 at 2:16 am

These look and sound gorgeous. Must give them a try. Both my kids choose red velvet as their fav cake flavor so they would go nuts over this!

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Thank you Sue! I’m sure your kids would enjoy them very much.

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The Ninja Baker February 10, 2013 at 3:45 am

30 years? Bless you, Renee. How lucky you are to have found Mr. Right so early on. Or perhaps I should say he was the lucky one. After all, he’s getting served a continuous string of scrumptious dishes and desserts like Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies. Yum!…Again, congratulations =)

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Thanks Kim. We are both lucky we found each other.

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Danny February 10, 2013 at 8:38 am

Happy 30th and these are special enough that you don’t need anything else as a gift :) they look great!

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Thank you Danny! They are special for sure.

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Soni February 10, 2013 at 8:41 am

Ooh these look absolutely gorgeous!!I love the bright red color and badly craving these right now :) Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Red is a color of love. Might as well make something fitting for Valentine’s Day.

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Pam @ The Meltaways February 10, 2013 at 8:59 am

What a beautiful picture – they look so delicious! Perfect for not only Valentine’s but even Christmas…I’ll definitely have to keep these in mind!

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Oh yea! These would be good for Christmas. Thanks Pam.

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Jen @JuanitasCocina February 10, 2013 at 9:12 am

Happy 30! <3

What a great way to celebrate!

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Thanks Jen!

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Heather @girlichef February 10, 2013 at 9:18 am

Ugh, I know exactly what you mean about being able to taste the preservatives. These look amazing, Renee – I love the color and I know I’d love the taste. Beautiful!

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:02 pm

So many of the store-bought “bakery” items have that off taste to me. I would rather do without or make it at home.

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen February 10, 2013 at 9:29 am

You should celebrate those 30 years every day, it´s a huge deal! I too love the flavor of red velvet and not so much the coloring. But they are so perfect for this month! Have a wonderful day Renee!

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:03 pm

We do celebrate every day. It is the little things. Hand holding, hugs, kisses. Communicating and doing things for the other just because.

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Eileen Gross | Wine Everyday February 10, 2013 at 9:53 am

booking marking this for sure! My daughter is the baker in our family, and Red Velvet ANYTHING is her favorite!

Congratulations on your 30th this year, we are right behind you – time does fly when you are with the right person.

Cheers Renee!

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Thanks Eileen!

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Amber @ Mama's Blissful Bites February 10, 2013 at 9:56 am

Red velvet cake is my absolutely favorite! Even better as cookies! I love being able to easily have my own serving. What a fabulous idea. These look insanly delicious!

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Getting to eat cake without a fork is a good thing!

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Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb February 10, 2013 at 10:00 am

I am all in for a quite night. We used to organize parties always for carnival and of course Valentines day here, so nowadays we are happy when we get to find the time and enjoy peace. ^.^

Renee I need a batch of your cookies asap! =D

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Quiet nights are some of the best. I do enjoy entertaining too. A balance of the two is the best.

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Stacy February 10, 2013 at 11:23 am

Truly beautiful, Renee! And congratulations on 30 years together.

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Thank you Stacy!

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious February 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Congrats on 30 years – that is amazing! And yes, nothing beats homemade! And these sandwich cookies look amazing. I’m addicted to cream cheese filling.

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I am also addicted to cream cheese filling/frosting. Or maybe just frosting in general…

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Amanda @ Marocmama February 10, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Lovely and easy cookies to make!

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Thanks Amanda!

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kelly @ kellybakes February 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm

30 V-Days together? Wow! Congrats–That’s truly special :) And frankly, if these were in front of me, I don’t think they’d last more than a day. Gorgeous, Renee!

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Yes, 30 Valentine’s Days together. It will also be our 30th wedding anniversary in June. It is a big year.

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Conni @FoodieArmyWife February 10, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Such cute little cookies! Just perfect!

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Thanks Conni!

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Katy February 10, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Very pretty cookies! Perfect for a homemade Valentine’s treat!

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Thank you Katy!

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Megan February 10, 2013 at 6:36 pm

LOVE these! I want one now!

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Sending one virtually now…did you get it?

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Shelby | Diabetic Foodie February 10, 2013 at 6:40 pm

I know what you mean about that preservative taste. Homemade is definitely the way to go!

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

That preservative off-taste ruins most store-bought bakery items for me. Homemade is most definitely better.

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Liz February 10, 2013 at 7:08 pm

I must make these for my red velvet loving daughter. I love that it only makes 9…perfect.

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Well, nine, give or take. It depends on the size of your cookie or ice cream scoop.

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Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips February 10, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Congrats on your 30th! What an inspiration! And what cute cookies! My hubby loves red velvet too.

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Thanks Brianne! 30 great years and counting.

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Terra February 10, 2013 at 11:36 pm

I agree, homemade treats truly are the best! This recipe is a perfect Valentine’s day treat, they sound fabulous! Hugs, Terra

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Hugs and thanks Terra!

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Anita at Hungry Couple February 11, 2013 at 8:49 am

I agree completely that homemade is best. These cookies look amazing. Cream cheese filling? That’s for me! :)

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Thank you Anita! Yep, the cream cheese filling is my favorite part.

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Sarah February 11, 2013 at 9:01 am

What a perfect end for V day

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Renee February 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Thanks Sarah!

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Angie @ Big Bear's Wife February 11, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Wrap these up and send them to me!! they look perfect! so nicely made!

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Linda | The Urban Mrs February 11, 2013 at 9:17 pm

I agree – homemade treats are the best! Love your red velvet cookies. Yum!

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Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere February 11, 2013 at 9:22 pm

These cookies look so moist and chewy! I love the vibrant color too!

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Lyn @LovelyPantry February 12, 2013 at 12:46 am

30 Valentines? That sounds like a celebratory number right there! You said it – homemade treats are indeed the best. These cookies are so delightful!!

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Carla February 13, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Oh yes I can so taste the preservatives, even when someone uses a box mix (assuming it was straight from the box and not have anything added to it). Now I’ll have to add these sandwich cookies to my list now!

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Renee February 13, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Thanks Carla! I know you love from scratch recipes.

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Cindys Recipes February 13, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Very nice Valentine treat,Renee!

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Renee February 13, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Thank you Cindy!

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Kim Bee February 14, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Loud applause. I love these.

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Renee February 16, 2013 at 10:29 am

Thanks Kim!

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Katie February 15, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Could these look any more perfect??? I don’t think so!

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Renee February 16, 2013 at 10:30 am

Thanks Katie! So sweet of you to say that.

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Bea February 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Just gorgeous, Renee!

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Renee February 16, 2013 at 10:31 am

Thanks Bea!

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Tara February 15, 2013 at 7:03 pm

So pretty and perfect for Valentine’s Day, I hope you had a great day!!

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Renee February 16, 2013 at 10:32 am

We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. I grilled burgers because it’s one of my husband’s favorite things. He will take a burger over a steak any day.

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked February 15, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Awwww, Renee, 30 years! The Husband and I “celebrated” our 12th Love Day together (and by celebrating, I mean we didn’t do anything different from our regular days) – I hope we make it to your milestone. These red velvet sandwich cookies look divine. I’d be so happy if someone made these delicious lil beauties for me!

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Renee February 16, 2013 at 10:33 am

12 years is a good amount of time. The next thing you know it will be 30. Time does fly by.

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Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom February 16, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Renee,
oh these are like mini whoopie pies! Love it!!! and yes, I so agree. . homemade treats are the best! :)

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Renee February 18, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Thanks Alice! They are like whoopie pies although not mini. They are about 3+ inches wide.

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Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP) February 17, 2013 at 11:32 am

If I bought those cookies, they would be gone before I got to my car after leaving the store! LOL Yours look amazing! I’ve never tried sandwich cookies, but I may just have to give these a whirl!

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Renee February 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Giggling because there are certain things I buy that never make it out of the store parking lot either.

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Concerned March 4, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Be sure to proofread your recipes before posting them. I caught the part in the instructions where you say to add the cream cheese to the cookie mix, but I followed the rest of the instructions to a T… including not adding the sugar! I hope I’m the only one who missed this or else there are others with a bitter valentine’s dessert.

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Renee March 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Oh my goodness! I swear I proofread that recipe several times and still missed it. Thank you VERY much for letting me know. I have updated the recipe with the correct instructions. So sorry if it caused you any problems with the cookies.

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