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:
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
1 (18.25 oz) box of red velvet cake mix
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
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)
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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