Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Two Weeks of Christmas Treats, Day 10: Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches
It seems to me that red velvet is just one of those flavors that everyone loves – in cake form, of course, but also in so many more applications. I, for one, am pretty much obsessed with this red velvet cheesecake (which would, incidentally, be a dramatic and absolutely delicious addition to your Christmas dessert table). But when I want a red velvet fix more quickly, these red velvet chocolate chip sandwich cookies are just the thing.
The cookies start with a red velvet cake mix. With a few simple additions (including chocolate chips), they become a delicious cookie that is perfect for sandwiching with a luxuriously smooth cream cheese frosting. These cookies, as you may imagine, are impossibly rich – one goes a long way, but you’ll still want to eat another, because they’re just so delicious.
These cookies are perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, and every single day of the year.
Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies
adapted from How Sweet It Is
1 box red velvet cake mix
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
Half a batch of cream cheese frosting
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In an electric mixing bowl, combine cake mix, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Mix until a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips.
3. Roll into 24 balls and bake for 8 minutes.
4. Spread the bottom half of a cookie with cream cheese frosting. Top with another cookie. You’ll have a total of 12 cookie sandwiches.