Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches

by Jessica on June 29, 2009

Mmmm… red velvet cake + True Blood.

Every Sunday, E comes over for a little True Blood watching party. I normally have a little snack or a dessert waiting, but this weekend caught up with me, and I didn’t have anything ready by the time she arrived.

It’s a little apparent with the past few posts that I’ve had a lot of yummy cream cheese frosting left over (which is my new favorite, p.s.). So I needed something quick and easy that used cream cheese frosting. Luckily, I ran across Joy the Baker’s ‘Red Velvet Black and White Cookies’. I got to work on them, changed it up a bit and in no time at all, E and I were enjoying a little Bill & Eric (so much yumminess!). 😉

Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches

Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches
Source: Adapted from Joy the Baker (love her!)

Makes 10 large cookies
1-1/4 c all-purpose flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
5 tbsp butter, at room temperature
3/4 c sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp red food coloring
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, or grease and flour the pan well so the cookies don’t stick. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.

Using a mixer, beat butter with the granulated sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg, food coloring and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk until smooth.

Place 1/4-cup scoops of batter 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Spread the batter out with a butter knife, but don’t make them completely flat. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry, 12 to 15 minutes. Let the cookies sit for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool.

Once cool, frost half with cream cheese frosting and sandwich the rest together.

Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches 2

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tracey June 29, 2009 at 6:59 am

Love these cookies! The vibrant red color is terrific.


2 Kim June 29, 2009 at 10:24 am

Wonderful pick for watching True Blood. Guess we have something in common…I love True Blood and Joy the Baker : ) They look delicious!


3 Deanna June 29, 2009 at 12:20 pm

I haven’t gotten into True Blood but I have an unhealthy obsession with the Twilight Series. I’m going to have to make these they next time I watch the movie with my girls. Thanks!


4 Amy (Sing for your supper) June 29, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Mmmm, yummy!! 🙂


5 Joelen June 29, 2009 at 12:48 pm

These look awesome – yum!!


6 Wendy June 29, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Ooh…those look divine!


7 Holly June 29, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I haven’t ever seen True Blood myself (we don’t get the channel) but I’ve been hearing a lot about it lately.

Those red velvet cookie sandwiches look super yummy!


8 pamela June 29, 2009 at 8:56 pm

STOP!! These look astonishing!


9 joythebaker June 29, 2009 at 10:05 pm

these are just darling! i love what you’ve done with my favorite cookie! rad!


10 nutmegnanny June 29, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Blood red cookies for a vampire show….perfect:)


11 Megan June 29, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Ooooh – red velvet cake, in short form! How fun!


12 pam June 30, 2009 at 5:12 am

I love True Blood and I love how these cookies look!


13 Carol Peterman July 2, 2009 at 11:38 am

Perfect vampire snacks!


14 Stacey March 30, 2010 at 1:44 am

I made these tonight to send to my grandpa for his birthday. I doubled the recipe and and made a few tweaks, so we’d have some of our own. They are delicious! I made some at the 1/4 cup size, and the rest at 1/8 cup size. The smaller ones worked better for me, and I just reduced the baking time by a couple of minutes. Thanks for this recipe.


15 CMY Baking June 6, 2010 at 3:13 pm

WHOA!!! Try the cookie before you add the filling to create the ‘cookie sandwich’ and you will be amazed. This is a great, quick, tender cookie recipe. I recommend this one for sure…

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16 CMY Baking June 6, 2010 at 3:14 pm

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17 Selena Perez February 12, 2012 at 11:29 am

Wow, these look soooo good! I’m gonna make some for Valentine’s day to take to school on tuesday!
Do you think if I use cookie cutters to make them heart-shaped they will keep that shape?


18 Selena Perez February 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Sorry to comment again, i am making the dough right now and I was just wondering, is it supposed to be a very liquidy batter? I’m afraid I might have messed up some where D:


19 Jessica February 13, 2012 at 10:39 am

Just sent you an email, Selena! Sorry it’s so late! 🙂


20 Selena Perez February 14, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Aw, thank you for replying 🙂 When you replied i had juuuust started to take the batter out of the fridge. I let it sit there for about a day so I could work with the batter a little better because I’m not used to it being so liquidy XD
However, these are the BEST red velvet cookies i’ve ever had! They’re sooo yummy, I took them to school today and had to fight to get one myself! Thank you very much for the recipe and thank you for re-assuring me that I didn’t mess up. Thank you! <3


21 Jessica February 14, 2012 at 8:21 pm

So great to hear, Selena! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and that you visit again soon!! 🙂


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