red velvet

Though my index finger was aching from the rotary cutter incident, it didn’t hurt enough to keep me from baking. I had read about these Red Velvet Cake Sandwich Cookies on Nic’s food blog (recipe here) and had to try them out. I love Red Velvet Cake, and these were little sandwich cookies with Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting squished in the middle. Yowza.

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These little guys were fun to whip up. The cookies are rather soft and reminded me of muffin tops. I didn’t have mascarpone, so I made a basic cream cheese frosting with 1/2 stick of unsalted butter, 1/2 a brick of cream cheese, a splash of vanilla extract, and 2 cups of powdered sugar. These cookies are really perfect for frosting lovers who feel sad after they’ve eaten the top of a cupcake and have frostingless cake remaining. I was really happy to be able to share these with Action Hero Melissa and Susan, who is up visiting from LA. Poor Sister Diane can’t eat sugar, so she got nothing (hey Diane, I’ll use Splenda next time!).
Again, the recipe is here.

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7 Responses to red velvet

  1. hannah says:

    i should have know that red velvet was a reference to food. i was fully expecting some sort of skirt/jacket/dress. dang.

  2. susan b. says:

    those red velvet sandwich cookies were amazing, thanks so much! I bookmarked that recipe. It was great to see you guys, I’m so glad you had time to stop by the Kitten with us.
    p.s. also, thanks for the cool wooden spools :)

  3. Tricia says:

    oh, owww! your poor finger!
    the cakes look yummy!
    love the vintage tray….

  4. Nic says:

    Looks like they turned out perfectly!

  5. sara says:

    i’m totally going to try this recipe this weekend. i love red velvet cake but i can’t ever justify making a big ol’ cake just for myself.

  6. ljc says:

    These look a lot like cookies we have in the Pennsylvania Dutch area called Whoopie Pies. Only Whoopie Pies are two chocolate cookies with a sort of buttercream in between.

  7. Olivia Bee says:

    I had those at Lillie’s! They are SO GOOD. So moist, not too sweet, and oh, just pure heaven.

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