Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches

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These Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches are moist, chewy and taste just like red velvet in cookie form. They are filled with a delicious cream cheese icing and sprinkled with festive Christmas sprinkles – perfect for your holiday cookie tray or handing out to neighbors and friends! They’d even be great for other holidays – like Valentine’s Day or 4th of July – just switch out the sprinkles and you’ve got a holiday-appropriate treat. 🙂

Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches on a plate

Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches in a striped paper bag on burlap

I just love long weekends, don’t you? It was so nice to relax a little bit. I did a little shopping, trying to get some Christmas stuff done. I didn’t accomplish too much, but I did get some cute new Christmas ornaments and pieces for our nativity scene. We got delayed on getting our Christmas tree, which happened last year too, and we finally got it up last night. Our living room no longer looks like Christmas boxes just exploded everywhere.

My mom gave me a bunch of old Christmas decorations that she didn’t want anymore, so I’m excited to try some different things with my decorations this year. I’ve got all kind of trinkets and things I remember from growing up, so I’m excited to switch it up and see where it all ends up.

I’ve been pretty into switching things up lately. We painted the living room and now I’m ready to change out the rug and throw pillows and add curtains. And I finally just want to decorate the house a little more thoroughly. We’ve lived in it for 4 years. I think it’s time. Some rooms don’t even have anything on the walls.

Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches stacked on burlap
Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches arranged on a tray

We actually had a pool/ping pong table in our not-so-formal formal living room until recently. It’s my sister’s and she’d moved out of her house for a while so we were using it. Since my blogging stuff (props, photography setup, etc) has started to take over the dinning room and it’s almost unrecognizable as such a room, we returned the pool table and decided to turn the formal living room into my office.

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to get that set up! Oh the things I can do with the space!

I am most excited to get some kind of shelving to put all my plates, cake stands and other props on. Not only will it finally be organized, but I think it’s all beautiful stuff. Even when all mixed and matched, I love how they all look together. Art in it’s own way. 🙂

And finally the dining room will no longer look my blog exploded all over it. A clean dining room and new office will be my Christmas present to myself.

Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches stacked on a plate
Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches stacked on a plate

And if you can’t gift an office, these Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches would totally make a fun little Christmas cookie to gift to someone. You could easily wrap them up in a cute bag or put them on a plate and share at a party or hand them out. Who doesn’t love a good, edible treat? The best gifts are edible, in my opinion.

They are so easy to make too. I love that about cookies. And they’re so festive with the sprinkles. Sprinkles make me happy.

I added a pudding mix to the batter, though that could be optional if you don’t like to use pudding mix or don’t have access to it. Without it, the recipe won’t really change, but with it the cookies are extra soft and stay moist for days and days. It actually helps make these great cookies for mailing. They are pretty sturdy when sandwiched together and should be good in the mail for a couple days.

And cream cheese icing? Well, it’s the perfect match for red velvet, don’t you agree?

Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches arranged on a tray

Be sure to check back on the blog later today too – I’ve got a great giveaway that will be posted soon!

You might also like:

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake
Red Velvet Berry Trifle
Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies
Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookie Cups
Oreo Red Velvet Ice Cream

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Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches on white plate stacked with pink, red, white sprinkles

Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Yield: About 18 Cookie Sandwiches
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches are moist, chewy and taste just like red velvet in cookie form. They are filled with a delicious cream cheese icing and sprinkled with festive sprinkles!



  • 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 tsp vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red food color (less than 1 ounce)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3.4oz package dry instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 12 tsp milk


  • 6 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp shortening
  • 34 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
3. Mix in egg, vanilla extract, vinegar and red food color.
4. With the mixer on low speed, add flour, cornstarch, baking soda, dry pudding mix and cocoa powder.
5. Add milk, if needed. Dough will be thick.
6. Make balls of about 1 tbsp and then flatten a bit into thick discs and place on parchment lined cookie sheet, or use a silicon baking mat. They will spread a little while they bake.
7. Bake for about 7-8 minutes.
8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
9. While cookies cool, make icing. Beat the cream cheese, butter and shortening until smooth.
10. Slowly add 3 cups of powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
11. Mix in the vanilla extract.
12. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add water or milk until it’s the right consistency.
13. Once cookies are cool, make cookie sandwiches and sprinkle with sprinkles.


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie Sandwich
  • Calories: 357
  • Sugar: 38.2 g
  • Sodium: 256.9 mg
  • Fat: 16.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.4 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 48.8 mg

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  1. Sam Smith

    I love all your recipes so thank you! I’m from the UK and we dont have shortening what could I use instead? X

  2. Anna

    Tried this for the first time tonight and they’re so yummy! Mine definitely flattened out rather than staying fluffy & thick like yours though. Did I do something wrong?

    1. Lindsay

      It’s hard to say for sure if you did something “wrong”. There can be differences between ovens and even cookie sheets that will cause cookies to spread more. So it’s hard to say. Glad you enjoyed them though!

  3. Kari

    does it have to be white viniger? I can’t wait to make these! I have apple cider viniger but can grab the other if need be.

  4. Pauline

    Hi there,

    I’m planning to make these yummy cookies for a friend, but because I can only gift them to her 2 days after, just wondering if I should keep them in the refrigerator or it’s fine to leave them in room temperature?

    Thank you!

    1. Lindsay

      With the cream cheese frosting in the middle, it might be best to refrigerate them. But definitely eat them at room temperature.

  5. Kathy

    Made these for a cookie exchange. The cookies are tasty, but mine didn’t stay puffy once removed from the oven. Wish there was a touch of salt in the recipe, too, but still this was a fun recipe to try.

  6. Darnell Moser

    These cookies look totally soft & decadent.  Thanks for the tip about using pudding in the recipe, which is probably why they look so pillowy.  You’re a fabulous baker’s idea of a fabulous baker, Lindsay!  Your recipes are GREAT.  Thanks for sharing them.

  7. Amber

    do you really need so much vanilla pudding mix??
    That’s like 4 packets… I use grams and 13.4 oz converts to 380g.

  8. Marie

    I made his for Valentines Day for me and hubby. It turned out wonderful. The vanilla pudding mix (I used French vanilla because that’s all that was available at the grocery) added such a great flavor that wouldn’t be sort otherwise. The cookies were soft and moist; it was such a pleasure eating them. Will definitely make again and I’ll share next time 🙂


      I’d use your best judgement with the cream cheese icing. I’d think a couple hours or so should be fine.

  9. Marissa

    These red velvet whoopie pies were probably the best tasting dessert I have ever made. Incredibly delicious! Wow! Thank you for the recipe!!!

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  11. Brooke

    I always use baking stones rather than cookie sheets. Do you recommend still using parchment paper on the stones? Thanks! These look AWESOME!


      Wow, I’ve never used a baking stone. How cool! If you don’t usually use parchment paper with it, then you probably don’t need to. It just needs to be a non-stick surface.

  12. Renee@Two+in+the+Kitchen

    I am a huge red velvet fan. These look beautiful!! I am sure I could eat several of these at once!! 🙂

  13. Beth @ bethcakes

    I totally know what you mean–I’ve been in a new apartment for a month and have zero decorations on the walls, haha. I think I’m just going to wait until after Christmas. 🙂 These red velvet sandwich cookies are TOTALLY calling my name. I love how thick the cookies are! Yum!

  14. Jess+@+On+Sugar+Mountain

    These are such pretty whoopie pies, Lindsay! The red velvet is so festive for the holidays. 😀

  15. Lake

    This recipe looks wonderful! I want to try it for a Christmas party this weekend. One question on the recipe is step 5 mentions stir in chocolate chips and milk if needed. I don’t see chocolate chips on the much is needed if any at all? Thanks!

  16. Mir

    It must be the year for decorating and organizing! My husband and I gifted one another an interior design consultation this year, since neither of us is good at that.
    These are so gorgeous! Love the sprinkles on the side, too. They’re a perfect holiday treat!

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