Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

Well, dear readers, the month of Love is upon us.

Love and Kisses and Valentines Day. Which are all a wonderful reason to make Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies. (You can actually make them any time during the year…just wanted to clarify. Christmas, The Fourth Of July, My Birthday, Your Birthday or especially on Any Old Boring Day.)

These tasty cookies are super easy to make and would be a great cooking project for kids and adults a like. The ingredients are minimal as a cake mix is used for the dry ingredients for the cookies. Add a bit of melted butter and an egg and vwalla…a moist, chewy cookies is yours to be had. I made some fabulous Cream Cheese Frosting to fill each cookies with and it put them over the top, man. Over The Luscious Top.

You can even make them “cute” by cutting them into a heart shape. That is, if heart shaped cookies are your kind of thing. If not, please disregard this image.

Now let’s make some cookies, man.

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 12 sandwich cookies
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix
1/2 C butter, melted
1 egg

1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 T butter, softened
4 C powdered sugar
1/2 t vanilla
dash salt

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grab a box of Red Velvet Cake Mix and pour the contents into your stand mixer or medium-sized mixing bowl.

3. Melt 1/2 cup (one stick) of butter and add it to the cake mix. Mix the two on low for about 1 minute, or until all of the butter has been covered with the cake mix.

4. Add 1 egg and mix for about 2 minutes, or until a nice dough has formed.

5. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Roll the dough into balls (about 1 1/2 inches) and place them on the sheet.

6. Bake the cookies for 8-9 minutes, depending on how hot your oven cooks things. Watch for the cookies to puff up a bit and form cracks along the top, then take them out of the oven and let them rest on the cookies sheet for a couple of minutes.
7. Remove the cookies to a wire rack and let them cool completely.
8. In your stand mixer, or medium-sized mixing bowl beat half an 8 ounce package of cream cheese and 2 tablespoons softened butter.
9. When the two are well combined add 4 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and a dash of salt. Mix on medium speed until the frosting is smooth. If it’s too thick add a bit of milk. If it’s too runny add a bit more powdered sugar.

10. If you want to make little heart shaped cookies, just grab yourself one cookie

and press a heart shaped cookie cutter into it.

Remove the outsides of the heart and find an individual willing to sample these pieces 🙂 Cut as many cookies into hearts as you would like.

11. Grab some frosting and frost the underside of each cookie.

Then place another cookie on top. Just like that…easy, breezy, beautiful.



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  1. 1
    February 9, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Hi Jamie,
    These look so yummy! Do you think this recipe could work with a chocolate cake mix?

    • 2
      February 9, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Hi Jen,
      They would be great with a chocolate cake mix! Hope you enjoy them.

  2. 3
    February 13, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    My daughter and I made these tonight for a Valentine’s activity. It was a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

  3. 4
    February 18, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Hello again. I just posted a blog about making your cookies! Of course, I gave you a shout out. Just thought you’d want to know!


  4. 5
    November 15, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I just made this and I bake often. My cookies never spread out. They stayed in little greasy balls. Do you know what could have happened?

    • 6
      February 8, 2014 at 6:13 am

      Sie wollen etwas btleelsen, doch die Rechnung ist viel zu hoch? Wir zeigen Ihnen, wie einfach Sie mit zahlreichen Gutscheinen Geld sparen kc3b6nnen.

  5. 7
    February 12, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Hi Jamie,

    These look amazing and so tasty and brilliant for Valentine’s day!

    Where do you get that cake mix from? I haven’t seen it before. If you can’t get the cake mix then what should you do? Do you have a recipe like this without a cake mix?

  6. 8
    Janet Hudson
    December 19, 2019 at 11:11 am

    how would you store the cookies

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