I’ve been a bit on a Red Velvet kick because I love it so much! LOL Either way, I wanted to make Red, White, & Blue versions of these for the fourth of July, but I ended up having so much to do that they got pushed to the wayside. I was going to make the icing blue using Kool-aid, how fun would that have been?
On to bigger and better things, I have two ways to getting to these. The long way and the short way. I’ll start with the long way. That way you’ll be forced to at least consider it. LOL
The Long Way To Awesomeness:
Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time: 10 mins
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- Red food coloring (I always just pour until I’m happy with the color lol)
Preheat oven to 375.
Grab two bowls. In the first, combine all of the dry ingredients EXCEPT the sugar. In the other bowl, cream together the butter and the sugar. Then add the eggs ONE AT A TIME and the rest of the wet ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
Next, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. I do it about 1/3 at a time. Add some, mix, then add some more.
Once it’s all nice and combined, using a teaspoon, spoon even amounts onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for 10 mins.
Take out and cool COMPLETELY on a cooling rack.
The Short Version to Awesomeness (that I actually prefer):
Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 10- 12 mins
What you’ll need:
- 1 Box red velvet cake mix (I use Duncan Hines)
- 1/2 Cup butter, softened (or 1/3 C of oil)
- 2 Eggs
Preheat oven to 350º
Combine the above ingredients and then spoon onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 mins, allow to cool completely!
For the sandwiches top the TOP cookie with some cream cheese icing (just buy it lol). You can add chopped pecans as well. Using a soft ice cream, spoon some onto the bottom cookie once they have cooled completely and hardened a bit. All done! Place the remaining sandwiches in the freezer, or make them as you want them.