Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

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5 from 40 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Chill: 30 minutes
Total: 55 minutes

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These Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies are an easy red velvet cookies recipe that is perfect for valentine’s day or Christmas. Who doesn’t love a homemade sandwich cookie?

Red Velvet Sandwich cookies are a great twist on red velvet cake cookies. You take a box of cake mix and transform it into an incredible tasty and beautiful cookie.


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What We Love About This Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Cake mixes also come in a lot of flavors, and red velvet lovers are so lucky that their favorite flavor is available in a box too! What is the flavor of red velvet? Is chocolate with an edge, find out the description from Food Network.

  • Simple: This is a great recipe for beginners or to make with your kids because it is so simple.
  • Simple Ingredients: The best part is that they are all found in pantry or fridge for this easy recipe.
  • Family Friendly: Two wonderful cookies smushed together with cream! It is always a hit, a perfect treat.
  • Adaptable: Can fill with so many different things, it is such an easy recipe and are such easy cookies.

Ingredient Notes for Tasty Cookies

  • Chocolate Cake Mix: 1 Box. Or you can use a red velvet cake mix if you prefer.
  • Canola Oil or vegetable oil
  • Eggs: 2 large eggs at room temperature.
  • Sugar: 3 tablespoons granulated sugar and 6 tablespoons powdered sugar.
  • White Chocolate Chips: This is not necessary but just makes it a little extra.
  • Frosting: Cream Cheese frosting, either grocery store bought or make your favorite cream cheese icing recipe.

Equipment Needed for Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

How to Make Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

These are the basic steps for making Doctored Red Velvet Cake MIx Cookies. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed full recipe instructions, cook time, and nutrition information.

STEP 1: PREP

First, line the baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Then preheat your oven.

STEP 2: COMBINE

Next, in a medium-sized bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs. Then add red gel food coloring and continue to mix and add until you achieve the red color that you like. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

STEP 3: SCOOP & BAKE

Scoop dough out the dough into one-inch dough balls and coat in a thin layer of the granulated white sugar. Next, coat the cookie dough ball in powdered sugar.

STEP 4: BAKE

Bake for 9 to 12 minutes, then allow to cool on a wire rack.

STEP 5: FILLING:

Finally, place some cream cheese frosting on the bottom of a cookie and place another cookie gently on top.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Truly, these cookies are really quick and easy and can be made any time, however, they can be made several days in advance and kept in an airtight container at room temperature.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store at room temperature for several days, store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or freeze. It is a great way to have fresh cookies any time you like.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

These red velvet cookies can be frozen for up to six months in an airtight container or in a freezer bag.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

You can use sugar alternative or low calorie cake mix to make this recipe a little more calorie friendly.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT FROSTING?

Of course, you can use any type of filing for the inside of the cookies that you enjoy. Here is one from King Arthur.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, you can make as many as you need, or you can make a half batch if you prefer, simply adjust the recipe card below.

WHAT IS RED VELVET?

Both red velvet cake and chocolate cake contains cocoa. But red velvet cake contains additional ingredients like buttermilk, vinegar, and cream cheese, which gives it a more complex flavor and texture.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add Different Chips: Dark chocolate chips, yogurt chocolate chips or even sugar free chocolate chips.
  • Frost: No need to make sandwich cookies simply add Cream cheese frosting as a great topper to ice these cookies with.
  • Variation tip: Sprinkles are a great option to make this red velvet cookie recipe special.
  • Alternate ingredient: Try adding candies, chocolate coated candies or other candy treats.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Feel free to place the cookies in the air fryer at 300 for about 8 minutes.

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5 from 40 votes

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Yield: 12 cookies
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Chill: 30 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Easy Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies start with simple ingredients, a box of cake mix and a few other easy ingredients.
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Ingredients

  • 1 chocolate cake mix, 1 box
  • cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon red gel food coloring
  • 16 ounces cream cheese frosting, 1 tub

Instructions

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs. Mix thoroughly.
  • Once you achieve a dough-like consistency, add red gel food coloring. Mix until tinted completely.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from refrigerator. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Roll dough into one-inch balls.
  • Place on lined cookie sheet about 2 to 3 inches apart from each other.
  • Bake for 9 to 12 minutes. Let cool completely.
  • Place icing on the bottom of one cookie and then place another cookie on top to create a sandwich.

Expert Tips

 
  • Variation tip: Sprinkles are a great option to make this red velvet cookie recipe special.
  • Alternate ingredient: Try adding candies, chocolate coated candies or other candy treats.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Feel free to place the cookies in the air fryer at 300 for about 8 minutes.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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  2. This tasted so amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing this super easy to make recipe! Fam really loves it! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

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