They're so fun and perfectly sweet for your Valentine's sweetie. Did you see what I did with them yesterday? Check it out here.
Red Velvet Cookies
(makes about a dozen cookies, more or less depending on size)
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup (or one stick) butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon red food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 pound (one box) confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions for the cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
Using a mixer, cream butter with the granulated sugar until fluffy. (This takes about 4 minutes.) Add in the egg, food coloring and vanilla, and beat until well mixed. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk until smooth.
Place 1/4-cup (about 2 heaping spoonfuls) scoops of batter 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Spread the batter out with a butter knife in a cookie shape. They should not be completely flat. (See picture.)
Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 12 to 15 minutes. Let the cookies sit for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Directions for the filling
Place stick of butter in small bowl on mixer and beat gently.
Divide cream cheese into three parts, and gradually add to butter. Mix well, but do not over beat.
Add sugar to the butter/cream cheese mixture gradually. Add vanilla. Mix gently.
Once cookies have cooled completely, flip cookies over and frost the underneath side of the cookie. Press two together, and there you have a delicious red velvet sandwich!
It's like nothing you've ever had before. Unless of course, you've had red velvet cake with cream cheese icing, and then it's just like it. :) Except a cookie!
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Also sharing at Foodie Friday.