January 27th, 2011

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

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Valentine’s day is right around the corner, and these sandwich cookies are a perfect red and white treat.  They’re also really, really good!  You could always make the cookies from scratch, but this cake mix version is just right for a sandwich cookie.  They’re a little bit chewy and just the right thickness. I find the easiest way to handle the filling is to spoon it into a zip-top plastic bag.  Then I snip of a corner and pipe the filling right onto the cookies.  You could replicate this cookie with just about any flavor of cake mix, but the red velvet version is definitely a stand out!

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Preparation 25 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 35 mins
Serves 12     adjust servings


  • Ingredients

Cookies1 (18.25 oz.) box red velvet cake mix

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour

Filling4 ounces cream cheese

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To make cookies, mix together cake mix, eggs, oil and flour.
  3. Scoop onto lightly greased or parchment lined baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until tops look cracked. Cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, make the filling by beating the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer. Mix in milk and vanilla, then beat in powdered sugar until smooth.
  5. Place 1-2 tablespoons of filling in the center of a cookie. Top with a second cookie and press together until the filling reaches the edges of the cookies.
1 review
Who Dished It Up First: I spotted these cookies at The Family Kitchen.



  1. Danelle, These look really beautiful. I’m going to try to make these!

  2. I love the vibrant red cookies! They look delicious, and definitely perfect for V Day 🙂

  3. Oh, yum! These look like oreos, but better!

  4. Love that these don’t look cakey. They look so good! Perfect for Vday!

  5. These cookies look so tempting. Love the red!

  6. I’ll bet these taste as great as they look! Look for these to show up in my kitchen soon! I love that this uses a mix – simple works for me!

  7. I have to bring valentine’s treats for work! These will be one of them!

  8. too cute! what did you do with them!? I want to make these for my office and girl friends!

  9. These are adorable and sound so good! I’m such a fan of red velvet.

  10. Love the sharp contrast between the red and white, great for Valentine’s.

  11. This looks absolutely amazing! I’ll be making this on Valentines day for sure.

  12. I heard the red velvet cookies / cake was first invented by the lovely ladies of the South just during the war.. so they could give their men something more to dream about at returning home 🙂

    Nice take on it.

  13. These are so pretty! (and perfect for Valentine’s Day) 🙂

  14. Yes, these look delicious!! I may have to try these.

  15. What a great idea! I’m going to have to make these.
    You should check out my recipes:
    [Not a completed page] http://beautyrun.wordpress.com/my-cookbook/
    and http://beautyrun.wordpress.com/healthy-recipes-junk-food-makeover/

  16. I made a red velvet cake roll today and it’s delish, but now I want these cookies too. They’re stunningly red and perfect with a glass of milk. I like the crackly texture too.

  17. I made them and they tasted as good as they looked.

  18. Hi there, Made these cookies while at home visiting my family – all huge R.V. cake fans – wow, we all are loving these cookies !! http://www.flickr.com/photos/tannesphotos/6277881965/in/photostream
    Best wishes

  19. oh my goodness. these look delicious, I’m going to try them!!
    thank you!


  20. I am making these for a Christmas party! Thanks for sharing!

  21. I just made a batch of these for my co-workers for Christmas, they’re fantastic! And so easy. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Here’s a picture of how mine turned out: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorinelise/6544663153/

  22. I just wanted to let you know that I made these cookie sandwiches for my friend and she absolutely loved them! great recipe!

  23. These look great, what size cake mix did you use?

  24. OOOh yum! Def trying these really soon.


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