With Valentine’s Day in just a few days I thought you may be looking for a delicious dessert recipe to make for your sweetie. So I am not just sharing my recipe for Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies With Cream Cheese Icing, I am also sharing recipes from my blogger friends.
I love to bake – but something I don’t make very often is sandwich cookies! I dont know why because they are so good! A few months ago I made Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies With A Chocolate Filling – we all loved them! And now I want to share a recipe for Red Velvet Sandwich cookies with a cream cheese icing in the middle.
Another great thing about these cookies is that you start with a cake mix! My daughter loves to help me bake but sometimes it’s overwhelming and makes a huge mess if we make everything from scratch. The cake mix + 2 more ingredients is all you need for the cookies. (You don’t need to use the ingredients that are listed on the back of the box.)
Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies With Cream Cheese Icing
Ingredients for Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
- 1 box Red Velvet Cake
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup shortening
Ingredients for Cream Cheese Icing
- 1 oz cream cheese
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cup powdered sugar
- 4-5 teaspoons of half and half (until it’s the desired consistency)
Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies Instructions:
- Preheat the oven to 350*. If possible, use parchment paper to line your cookie sheet and set aside.
- Combine the cake mix, eggs, and shortening. They dough will not be as dry as a normal cookie dough.
- Roll them into 1 inch balls and then press to flatten. Bake for 10 – 11 minutes. You don’t want to over cook them – just enough for the edges to be dry. Let them sit on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes to firm up and then move to a cooling rack.
- Repeat with the batter until it’s gone.
- When the cookies are completely cool you can make the icing.
Cream Cheese Icing Instructions:
- Using a mixer – I prefer a stand up mixer, add the cream cheese and butter and mix until combined. Alternate a little powdered sugar, vanilla and half and half until you have the desired consistency.
- Snip the tip of a small plastic bag and spoon the icing into the bag. Swirl a light lighter of the icing onto 1 side of the cookie. Add the tops cookie. Then enjoy!!
I don’t like to add a lot of filling to the middle of the cookies. If you prefer lots of icing you can double the recipe.
I am sure you will find a sweet to make for your sweetie! There are cookies, cakes, and more. Let me know which recipe you plan on making!
You should also check out this really yummy steak sandwich I made for a crudite board. It was so delicious and the board was really easy to put together.