Valentines Sweets and Treats | Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
Adapted from bakerella.com
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, y’all! We actually don’t make a huge deal about Valentine’s Day in our house — we tend to believe that we should show love and appreciation for one another every day of the year. But any holiday that celebrates eating an over-abundance of sweets, treats, and chocolates? Well, maybe I can get behind that. After all, I am expecting. It also doesn’t hurt that I am basically a Red Velvet fanatic. So when I found this super simple but seriously cute idea for Red Velvet Sandwich cookies online, I knew I would have to give it a try. And let me tell you, it does not disappoint! I may have to whip up several batches of these this month. (Yikes!) You know, for teacher and neighbor presents, of course.
Here’s how you make them.
We’ll start by making the cookies.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Then combine a box of store-bought Red Velvet Cake Mix (told you this was simple), half a cup of softened, room temperature butter, and two eggs in a medium sized mixing bowl.
- Next, drop spoonfuls of batter onto a greased cookie sheet — approximately two inches apart. For consistency, use an ice cream scooper.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes then allow to cool completely.
While the cookies are cooling, we will whip up the cream cheese filling. Yum!
- In a mixer, cream together a half cup softened, room temperature butter, one eight ounce package of cream cheese (also softened to room temperature), and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- Gradually add one pound of confectioner’s sugar to the bowl, mixing until smooth.
Once the cookies are cool, the sandwiches are ready to assemble.
- Place a heaping dollop of cream cheese filling between two cookies, and you are good to go! That’s it!
This recipe should make approximately 12 cookie sandwiches. If you really want to get creative, you can cut the sandwiches into adorable hearts using a heart shaped cookie cutter. How precious is that? (And then you get to nibble on the scraps!) This recipe would also be fun to recreate for other holidays and seasons, using different flavors of boxed cake mix. Think carrot cake or strawberry for Easter, and pumpkin for Thanksgiving. The options are endless, and oh so simple!