red velvet sandwich cookies

ah valentine’s day….

you either love it or loathe it.

personally, i’m not a huge fan. i mean i just don’t get it. but a day to celebrate being in love… shouldn’t you celebrate all the time?

but i mean i guess i could potentially get on the bandwagon of a holiday that involves presents and chocolate and champagne.

that sounds like my kind of holiday.

and let’s face it… in the food blog world, valentine’s day means red velvet. while i’m not a traditional red velvet fan, i am a huge fan of these cookie sandwiches. see red velvet usually means cream cheese frosting which i could totally do without. but you take some super simple cake mix cookies and add in my new favorite marshmallow buttercream….

*ding ding ding*

winner!

for real. these cookies take the simplicity of cake mix cookies and throw in the homemade buttercream and they are addicitive. like i couldn’t-walk-into-the-kitchen-at-work-without-trying-to-practice-some-serious-restraint addictive. even one of the guys at work who swears he doesn’t like red velvet liked these and there may have been a request for some for a birthday in there.

red velvet sandwich cookies

red velvet sandwich cookies

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  • 2 tbs water
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 oz white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 recipe marshmallow buttercream 
  1. preheat oven to 350F. line two baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silpat if you have one.
  2. pour dry cake mix into a mixing bowl and whisk to break up the chunks. add oil, water and eggs. stir to blend well. stir in the white chocolate chunks.
  3. use your handy cookie scoop and drop the cookie dough on the cookie sheets about an inch apart.
  4. bake 10-12 min or until lightly browned. let sit on the cookie sheet while you put the second sheet in the oven then remove to cool on a cookie rack. once completely cool, pipe (or spread) a good amount of buttercream on one cookie and place another one on top.

i think this is my favorite version of cake mix cookies.

if you’re a valentine lover than you should totally make some of these for those you love.

if you’re a valentine loather than you should totally make these for yourself because they’re totally awesome.

kisses.

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