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Valentine’s Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

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Ok, so it is April and I am only just getting around to posting my Valentine’s Day baking…I am sorry. As you may now, we just bought a house and I am deep in the moving/decorating/cleaning/panicking/buying useless things on Etsy phase.

I wanted to make something cute and red for V-day, but in the end I didn’t have a ton of time to put anything elaborate together. I decided to use Bakerella’s easy idea and make some red velvet cookie sandwiches, since I had some of the cake mix on hand. They turned out delicious and very cute, but SUPER sweet, so I could only eat one (whereas my friends disagreed and had two or three or….you can imagine). I love red velvet, but Bakerella mentioned that any cake mix could do. I bet they would be delicious with a devil’s food cake chocolate mix!

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Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

From Bakerella

Ingredients:

For the cookies
1 Box red velvet cake mix*
1/2 Cup butter, softened to room temperature
2 Eggs

For the cream cheese filling
1/2 Cup butter, softened to room temperature
1 8 oz. Package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 1lb. Box of confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp Vanilla

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix ingredients until combined.
  • Drop spoonfuls of cookie batter onto baking sheet about two inches apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool.
  • In a mixer, cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla.
  • Gradually add sugar and mix until smooth.

Makes about 24 cookies or 12 cookie sandwiches

Enjoy!

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Planning for the Christmas baking session…

I have finally finished with school for this semester and can focus myself on the things that really matter (read: baking). Every Christmas my mother and I get together and spend a day (at least) baking as much as possible, and then we distribute it to our friends, family, coworkers, etc. It is one of my favourite holiday traditions and I look forward to it all year. Last night I took the time to talk to my mom about what baked goods are on our list this year, and we went out to gather the ingredients. Here is the list so far:

I made the dough for the glazed lemon cookies yesterday and it is currently sitting in my freezer. I hope to get some more done tonight, plus I have two blog posts to add that have been waiting for school to be finished. I hope to do lots more updating in the next couple of weeks!

Happy Holidays everyone!

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