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Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches

With melt-in-your-mouth red velvet cookies and a rich cream cheese filling, these cookie sandwiches are festive in color and delicious in flavor, a comforting treat to eat during the holidays.

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Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches



Red Velvet Cookies
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , soft
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 2 tsp red food coloring , liquid or gel
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 2 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 3 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • tbsp heavy cream , if needed


Red Velvet Cookies
  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. 
  • In a separate bowl beat together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. 
  • Then mix in the egg, vanilla extract, vinegar and red food coloring. 
  • Slowly beat in the flour mixture about 1/2 at a time. 
  • Form the dough into balls about 1 tablespoon in size (I recommend using a cookie scoop) and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or baking mats. 
  • Cook for 7-9 minutes or until the tops look just set, remove from the oven and cool. 
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • In a large bowl beat together the butter, shortening and cream cheese. 
  • Slowly beat in the salt and powdered sugar until the desired sweetness is reached. 
  • If frosting seems too thick, beat in 1 tablespoon of heavy cream. 
Make the Cookie Sandwiches
  • Make sure the cookies are completely cooled. 
  • Frost the bottom of one cookie with frosting and sandwich a second cookie on top. 
  • Repeat the process with the rest of the cookies. 

* Use gel or liquid food coloring. I used gel for these photos. 


**Frosted cookies can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

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Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches


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