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Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Rated as 4.24 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious new way of serving Red Velvet cake--as a fun sandwich cookie. Tastes great and makes for a playful addition to any dessert tray."
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1 h 55 m servings 203
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen sandwich cookies)


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  1. Melt butter; set aside to cool. Place cake mix, egg, cooled butter and vanilla in large mixing bowl. Mix by hand until well blended and dough is formed.
  2. Form dough into a smooth 12-inch log on wax paper or parchment making sure it is even in thickness end to end. Wrap in wax paper; seal in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease baking sheets. Unwrap dough log and set on wax paper. Using a sharp knife, cut into 48 slices about 1/4- inch thick. Place on cool baking sheets about 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in center of oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Spread frosting on half the cookies. Top each frosted cookie with another cookie. Gently press together.


  • Tip:
  • For best results, bake one baking sheet at a time. If baking two sheets together, rotate pans halfway through baking.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 203 calories; 9.3 30 1.3 18 198 Full nutrition

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loved it

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They bake up really nice an pretty.

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This turned out perfectly! Only two things I did differently was #1: I rolled the batter into 1" balls, I got 41.. so to even things up, I HAD to eat the extra one! ??#2: I used a favorite homem...

This was pretty good. Tasted exactly like the cake. But if someone tells you to make a clean, non-mess cookie, this is NOT the cookie for you. This is definitely more of a sloppy cake than a coo...

Wow! So good! Instead of slicing, I rolled them into patties, which was a lot easier. My family loves them!

They bake up really nice an pretty.

I just finished this recipe and it came out great! I made 3 different types of cookies: Red Velvet, Blue Velvet and Orange Cremé. This recipe works with any type of Duncan Hines cake mix.

The dough crumbled into pieces when I attempted to slice.

For high altitude I added an extra egg and a 1/4 cup of flour to the dry cake mix before adding other ingredients - came out perfectly!

This recipe is easy. Any level of baker can manage it. You MUST refrigerate the dough for at least an hour to minimize sticking and crumbling. This is a necessity. Also, instead of cutting into...