Thursday, February 13, 2014

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

If you like Oreo cookies, you'll love these Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies! They have a crunchy, delicious cookie outside... and a soft, creamy filling on the inside.


Not to mention, they are very easy to make and only require a few ingredients (including box cake mix and pre-made frosting)!


These Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies turned out super cute... perfect for Valentine's Day!

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
Recipe by Ducan Hines

Ingredients:
1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup butter
1 can Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:
Melt butter; set aside to cool. Place cake mix, egg, cooled butter and vanilla in large mixing bowl. Mix by hand until well blended and dough is formed.

Form dough into a smooth 12" log on wax paper or parchment making sure it is even in thickness end to end. Wrap in wax paper; seal in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight. Note - if you refrigerate overnight, let sit out about 10 minutes before attempting to cut or else the dough will crumble.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease baking sheets. Unwrap dough log and set on wax paper. Using a sharp knife, cut into 48 slices about 1/4" thick. (You want the cookies about Oreo size) Place on cool baking sheets about 2" apart.


Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in center of oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.


Spread frosting on half the cookies. Top each frosted cookie with another cookie. Gently press together. Roll in mini chocolate chips to coat cream cheese frosting rim of cookie (optional).



Yum!

Next time I'm going to try this recipe using my own cream cheese frosting, I don't think the stuff in the can really tastes like cream cheese. And I will definitely make the cookies smaller, more like Oreo size, as mine turned out about the size of a oatmeal cream pie/whoopie pie. But this is a fun, delicious cookie recipe... great for a party or Valentine's Day!

Enjoy!

- Janel


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