Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Before I made these I had never made Red Velvet anything...not a cake, not cupcakes, not whoopie pies.  When I came across these cookies, I knew I had finally found just the right recipe to initiate me into the red velvet world. I love cookies, and the photo on Babble definitely looked like cookies and not whoopie pies:)
In reality these turned out to be a cross between a cookie and a whoopie pie:). Though they are not as fluffy and cakey as a whoopie pie, they do have the filling, and they are soft, though have a crispy edge. Maybe they should be called wookies! Yep, I like that.
When I bit into one, I loved it! The cocoa taste definitely came through and with the soft bite and cream cheese filling...WOW! And of course I love the deep red color:)
Some "wookies" in all their glory:) A fun and tasty Valentine goody!
Now that I have ventured into red velvet territory, I think I will become a regular visitor:)

Homemade Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies adapted from Paula Dean
(found on Babble.com/the family kitchen)
 
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon natural red food coloring such as Seelect or India Tree (I used regular food coloring.)
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add in eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in buttermilk, vanilla and red food coloring. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet.
Scoop dough onto a lined cookie sheet using a generous medium scoop (2-3 tablespoons). Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes until centers appear set. Allow to cool sightly. Then pull the liner onto the wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Cream Cheese Filling
8 ounces cream cheese
4 tablespoons butter, softened
2 teaspoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
Cream together cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl. Beat in milk and vanilla. Sift powdered sugar over the wet ingredients and beat in until smooth. Spread in between two cooled red velvet cookies.
Makes 10-15 sandwiches.


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34 comments:

  1. Red velvet cake has always been one of my family's favorites. But, I've never made red velvet cookies. I like the idea of those crispy edges and I love your new name for these. Welcome to the red velvet world.

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  2. YUM! These look delicious! I am yet to make anything 'red velvet' so can't wait to try!

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  3. Wow, I love your new creation, wookies! What a cute name. :) I've never made anything red velvet either...hm...this could be my first too. They looks delicious!

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  4. I am yet to EAT anything red velvet let alone make something. They look amazing!

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  5. yum!!! i am actually going to try the natural food colorings....the india tree is just so pricey! may have to bite the bullet and buy it tho :) These looks amazingly delish...!

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  6. Holy cow, those look amazing Sue!

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  7. I have never tried anything red velvet, either. I see on some advertisements and blogs that there is a cake mix, but i have never seen it in the stores around here. These look delicious, i love all cookies, i think i might just try them!!

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  8. great recipe and those cakes are to cute!

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  9. WOW! Look pretty and delicious. Wish I can try some :)

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  10. I'm going to have to try these pretty red velvet sandwich cookies, they really are fun;-)

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  11. I love anything red velvet, your cookies look delicious.

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  12. I will try ^_^ see you soon.
    Thanks ;)
    Sonia

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  13. These look like delicious "wookies!" You may have coined a new word. Joni

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  14. Between my brookies and your wookies, we will have an entire new like of ookies. Those look great.

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  15. I have never made anything red velvet either. Love the look of your wookies!

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  16. They look so yummy! and I love the name "wookie"^^

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  17. These look so good. I want to venture into red velvet territory too. And, the cream cheese filling sounds perfect.

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  18. Wookies! I like this name!
    I've never baked anything velvet too!
    Now, I have a good recipe to try for first time!
    They look yummy!

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  19. They look delicious! Love the photo with the glass of milk :)

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  20. Great photos:) Love Paula Deen and am lovin' your "wookies"! Nice job Sue:)

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  21. What a great idea making red velvet sandwich cookies! I love red velvet anything! :D

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  22. How about whoocarons? A mix of whoopie pie and macaron?? These are just as beautiful as the velvet cakes. And cream cheese filling makes the best companion...

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  23. These really look delicious. Believe it or not I've never made a red velvet anything. Your cookies might be the perfect place to start. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  24. I've been on a red velvet kick lately. Your cookies look amazing! You can never have too many red velvet recipes! Can't wait to give these a try. Thx girlfriend!

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  25. Perfection!! I wish we were neighbors!!

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  26. Yum! Something else to do with that block of cream cheese in my fridge!

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  27. Hello Sue,

    I have to say, you and Diane from Created by Diane are really making me want to try red velvet again.Loving the look of red and white together, so pretty

    They looks so yummy!

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  28. Oh my, these look absolutely yummilicious!!! I've never made whoppie pies and I can't for the life of figure out why I haven't. Two cookies with cream filling??? I'm all for it!!!

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  29. What pretty little Valentine cookies! I haven't made Red Velvet anything either. It's so popular, I may have to give in!

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  30. These are very cute, Sue! I like that the cookies are nice and big...more to love :).

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  31. My husband's grandmother knew he loved red velvet cake and would make it and have one in the freezer for him when he came by. She used to send them down from Idaho to him but his mother was anti red food coloring and would throw it away. We now make her prize winning recipe all of the time and it has become one of my favorites. I have even been known to make it purple! Imagine that!.

    These look so lucious and he would love these. We will have to try them as I have never made whoopie pies before, but I love soft cookies and I love frosting so I know I have been missing out! Have a great day.

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  32. Looks like you had a delicious and successful first attempt at red velvet! There's so many fun things to make with red velvet recipes too!! :-)

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  33. Love your blog - and your munchkins are sooo precious. I teach 3 year olds four mornings a week - I love munchkins.

    Thanks also for visiting my blog!

    Susan www.ugogrrl.com

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  34. Hi trying to adapt these to my niece's 1st birthday party it's Elmo. Have seen the sesame whoopi pies but think that is way to much sweets for the little ones. Any suggestions?

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