I feel like I am always a day late and a dollar short here at Practically Homemade.  These red velvet sandwich cookies would have been perfect to post last week so that you could make them for Heart Day but sometimes I just can’t get it all together!!  I had thought about not posting them at all but quickly decided…why not…Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies are good anytime of year {or at least my Darb thinks so…they are his favorite}, so keep scrolling down for the recipe!

These red velvet sandwich cookies were my gift to Darb because we don’t really celebrate Valentines Day at our house.  Maybe I should rephrase that and say that we don’t buy anything for each other.  Doing something special for the one you love is nice though.  I was lucky enough to get a steak dinner.  Darb made me dinner and did the dishes…seriously though…dinner and dishes are the way to this girls heart!!  No flowers or chocolates needed.

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I used the same base recipe that I did for these Red Velvet  Kiss Cookies.  They start with a cake mix and end with homemade Cream Cheese Frosting…holy tastiness!!  I know I sound like a broken record but the key to a perfect cookie is to…not over bake.  With this recipe it is especially important that they are soft because we are sandwiching two cookies together.  I also suggest a cookie scoop, then all of the cookies bake up the same size.  You could eliminate the rolling in sugar step if you wanted but I really like the texture it gives.  I also doubled the recipe when I made them so that I could get even more cookies.  Enjoy!!

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Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Soft Red Velvet Cookies made from a cake mix are sandwiched together with homemade Cream Cheese Frosting!  So delish!!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 sandwich cookies


Red Velvet Cookie

  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter {softened}
  • 4 oz. cream cheese {softened}
  • 1 1/2-2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


Red Velvet Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Blend together cake mix, eggs and oil, stir until completely incorporated {I used a hand mixer and the dough will be thick}.  Scoop dough by heaping teaspoons and roll in granulated sugar.  Place cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 7-8 minutes.  The cookies will appear to be under cooked, take them out and leave them on the cookie sheet to cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla together until smooth.  Add powdered sugar until you get the desired taste and consistency.

Assembling your Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

  1. Place half of the cookies with the bottom of the cookie facing up.  Add a teaspoon {or two} to each cookie, I used a pastry bag but you could use a spoon and butter knife to spread it out.  Take the other half of the cookie and sandwich them on top of the frosting topped cookie. 

  2. Store your red velvet sandwich cookies in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

*  Sandwiches are also delicious served frozen.