red velvet sandwich cookies


The week long Alabama National Fair just started this past weekend. Other than ferris wheels, funnel cake, cows, and clowns, there are several competitions, like photography to home canning. Well, just last night, I found out the fair has a competition for home baking. That's is so my cup of tea. It was a last minute decision, but I decided to submit an entry this morning. And to my surprise, I got second place in the cookie division with my red velvet sandwich cookies.

red velvet sandwich cookies
cookie ingredients:
  • 1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp red gel food coloring
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
filling ingredients:
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 8 oz butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  1. preheat oven to 375 degrees F
    in a food processor, mix the flour, cocoa baking soda salt, and sugar. then add in vinegar, food coloring, butter, and egg. process until the dough comes together.
  2. drop tablespoons of batter onto an un-greased cookie sheet. with moist fingers, flatten the dough.
  3. bake for 9-10 minutes. 
  4. to making the frosting, cream together the cream cheese and butter with a mixer. gradually add the sugar, then beat with mixer until light and fluffy. 
  5. to assemble the cookies, in a pastry bag, pipe frosting into the center of one cookie. place another cookie of equal size, on top of the frosting. continue this process until all the cookies have been sandwiched with cream.


  1. These look really tasty. I really like you picture also. You should share these over at

  2. Thanks Dustin. Sure I'll definitely check it out!

  3. Hi. How many cookies does this make? I'm doing an exchange and need to make three dozen! :) Thank you! Looks wonderful!

  4. Jennifer, this recipe makes about a dozen sandwich cookies that are 3" in diameter. They are fairly big cookies. You can make smaller cookies and that will give you maybe 1 1/2 to 2 dozen.

  5. We love red velvet cupcakes so this sounds like a winner to me! Thanks!

  6. Nancy, Thank you, hope you get to try this recipe.

  7. I had a red velvet cookie several weeks ago and have been obsessed ever since with trying to replicate it. I made these cookies this afternoon and they are EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing the recipe!


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