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Red Velvet Whoopie Pie Sandwich Cookies

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I absolutely LOVE Red Velvet Cake, but sometimes the thought of making an entire cake seems daunting. Elyse posted these Strawberry Sandwich Cookies a couple of months ago and I decided to make my own spin on them using a Red Velvet cake mix.
The end result:
AMAZING!
They took just a couple of minutes to make and the cream cheese frosting is absolutely delicious on these cookies. So if you need a quick fix for your Red Velvet Cake craving, look no further!
Red Velvet Cake Whoopie Pie/Sandwich Cookies
Ingredients:
1 (18.25 oz) box of red velvet cake mix
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Frosting Ingredients*:
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3-4 cups powdered sugar (depending on the consistency you like)
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Mix together the cake mix, eggs, and oil in a large bowl. Roll the dough into balls the size of walnuts. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. 
Bake in the preheated oven until the tops start to crack, about 8 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. 
In a large bowl combine cream cheese, butter, milk, and vanilla. Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing well with each addition. If consistency is too stiff, add more milk. 
Spread a generous amount of icing on the bottom of a cookie, sandwich it with another cookie, pressing firmly so that the icing comes all the way out to the edge. Repeat with the remaining cookies.

Makes about 15-20 sandwich cookies (depending on how big you make your cookies).

*Want to make these cookies even yummier? I added 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut to my frosting the second time I made them and it was so good. If you love coconut, I highly recommend it!

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  1. says

    Ha, I used y’all’s original cake box cookie recipe and have made a ton of different varieties of cookies with it, including RV whoopie pies! They are always a hit!

    • says

      Hi Sandra! I didn’t mean to type bourbon . . . ha ha! I have heard that 1 T of bourbon tastes amazing in cake mix cookies, but I have never tried it. :) Let me know if you do and if you like it!

  2. says

    I made these last week and they were sooo yummy! The two comments I’d make: (1) the filling didn’t turn out as thick as I thought it would. It wasn’t actually runny, but it was somewhat runny and I had to put the whoopee pies in the fridge after I sandwiched them so the filling wouldn’t ooze out the sides. I’m in Texas, so the humidity may have had something to do with that, I don’t know. (2) The next time I make these, I think I’ll cut the filling recipe by 1/3 or so because I had a ton left over.

    But yes, these were so good and were a big hit!!

  3. says

    Stopping by from Katherine’s Corner Blog hop. These look yum! Maybe I will make these for Valentine gifts. Thanks for sharing the recipe. ~Rebekah@weliveinspired

  4. Lisa Duty says

    My son and I just finished making your red velvet whoopie pie cookies for his class for red ribbon week! They are amazing and so easy to make! Thanks for posting. May just be our new favorite cookie! Will defiantly be making these again!!!!

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