Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookie

I know Valentines Day is over, but shouldn't it we celebrate it everyday? OK, one last thing.... Have you ever thought about other ways to indulge in Red Velvet cake, besides cupcakes? Check this out, I came across this recipe in my "must try recipe files" and had to share it!

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies


Ingredients
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons buttermilk
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon red food coloring
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 pound cream cheese, softened
2 sticks butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans, optional
Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs 1 at a time. Then beat in the buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla and red food coloring. Once combined, add the dry ingredients to wet. Mix until thoroughly combined.

Onto a parchment lined sheet tray, drop batter using an ice cream scoop, forming 2-inch round circles.

Bake for 10 minutes, until baked through. Cookies should be cake-like and light. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.

Spread the cream cheese frosting between 2 cooled cookies and roll the edges in finely chopped pecans, if desired


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6 comments:

J.BRIDE said...

Oh my goodness - those look wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing :)

i Do {blog!} said...

ok i so want one of these right now!

Meghan said...

I love Red Velvet!!!!!!
Oh yum!

Julia said...

I just found your blog and the first thing I saw was these yummy cookies. I'm practically drooling right now! Thanks for sharing the recipe...and great blog!

African-American Brides said...

Oh my, that looks good!!! Either that or I'm already hungry. lol. Please forgive me for being so forgetful. I just saw a reminder to myself about being tagged on your blog. Charge it to mommy brain. I'm all. over. the. place. :)

Erica

Natasha @ Fête Fanatic said...

Thanks ladies! I'll take a swing at those cookies one of these days. I'll let you know the outcome....

AAB.. no worries. :-)