Red Velvet White Chocolate Heaven

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After I saw Jessica’s post of red velvet chocolate chip cookies, I knew I had to make them.  As I’ve mentioned before, red velvet is currently my favorite kind of cake, so how could I not try the cookies?  Jessica promised dense and chewy and she does not disappoint.  I didn’t just make cookies, though, I made cookie sandwiches, Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches with White Chocolate Buttercream to be exact.

So far, for my upcoming dinner party, I’ve made Chocolate Chunk Almond Butter Bars and Gooey Caramel Butter Bars.  In the past I’ve made a mix of cakes, cookies, pies and other desserts, but this year I am going with pick-up desserts only.  However, I still want to have a wow factor, so I have some big plans for upcoming desserts.  These cookie sandwiches definitely fulfill the wow piece.

cookies baked 3

The cookie itself is dense and chewy as I mentioned above, but it also has a nice mild flavor that isn’t too sweet.  A silky smooth white chocolate buttercream worked as the perfect complement.

I basically used Jessica’s recipe for the Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips.  Her recipe is easy and definitely worth a try!

First take your dry ingredients, flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt

dry ingred

Whisk them together and set aside

dry ingred mixed

Every good cookie recipe needs the basics: brown sugar, granulated sugar, and butter of course

butter and sugars

Beat those together until fluffy

butter and sugars mixed

Then add your eggs and vanilla

eggs and vanilla added

Now for the fun, your red food coloring

added food dye

Gorgeous color!

red dye mixed in

Now slowly add your dry ingredients

mixing in dry ingred

Mix well

dough mixed

Stir in your chips

dough with chips

For making sandwiches, a cookie dough scoop is highly recommended; getting a consistent shape and size will be so much easier

cookie dough scoop

Leave a couple of inches between each cookie

filling cookie sheetcookie dough on sheet

They bake up beautifully with limited spreading

cookies baked 2

Set your cookies aside on a wire rack to cool and get to work on your icing cookies baked 1

The recipe for White Chocolate Buttercream makes twice as much frosting as you will need.  Start thinking of other ways to eat it, you won’t want this deliciousness to go to waste (well, you could always freeze it too)

icing ingred

Weigh your chocolate to make sure you use an accurate amount

measured white chco

Combine the chips in a saucepan with heavy whipping cream and melt on low-medium heat

white choc and cream

Stir continuously

melting white choc and cream

Remove from heat and stir in your milkstirring in milk

Refrigerate for a half hour and then you are ready to finish your icing

out of fridge

More butter, of course

butter for icing

Beat the butter until creamy and fluffy

butter whipped

Beat in your confectioners’ sugar

adding sugar

Get the base whipped well

butter and sugar whipped

Now beat in the cooled white chocolate mixture

adding white choc

The end result will be silky, creamy, light and delicious

icing done

Next, get set up to make your sandwiches; lucky you, there is plenty of icing to taste along the way

icing and cookies

Spread 1-2 tablespoons on the bottom half of a cookie (more or less icing depending on your taste)

icing on cookie

Top with a second cookie of the same size

Hide them so that you can eat them all yourself

Or freeze them before someone else does

Can you tell I liked these?  I think they are one of the best recipes I’ve made for the blog

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Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches with White Chocolate Buttercream

Cookie recipe from Jessica at How Sweet it Is

Makes 22 cookie sandwiches

Cookie Ingredients:

3 cups all purpose flour

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed

2 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

2 teaspoons red food coloring

1 cup white chocolate chips

Directions for Cookies:

Pre-heat oven to 375

Whisk together dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt); set aside

Beat together butter and sugars until fluffy

Add eggs and vanilla and combine

Add red food coloring and beat until well mixed

Slowly add dry ingredients

Stir until well combined

Stir in chocolate chips

Drop even tablespoons of cookie dough on baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 2 inches apart

Bake for ~8 minutes or until slightly firm

Set your cookies aside on a wire rack to cool

Buttercream Ingredients:

4 ounces baking white chocolate

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1/3 cup milk (any type is fine)

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions for Buttercream:

Combine the white chocolate and whipping cream in a medium saucepan on low-medium heat, stirring continuously

Remove from heat and stir in milk

Refrigerate for mixture for half hour

When white chocolate mixture is cool, finish making the buttercream

Beat the butter until creamy

Beat in confectioners’ sugar until butter and sugar are light and fluffy

Now beat in the cooled white chocolate mixture until buttercream is creamy and light

Build Sandwiches

Spread 1-2 tablespoons of buttercream on the bottom half of a cookie (more or less icing depending on your taste)

Place second cookie on top and lightly push together

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Notes:

Cookies store well in a tightly sealed container for up to 3 days, or in freezer for a few weeks

I don’t even like white chocolate and I love these cookies; the flavor in the icing is subtle enough and i made myself a sample cookie without chips:-)

Do you have a favorite pick-up dessert?

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36 Responses to “Red Velvet White Chocolate Heaven”

  1. debbie c. November 1, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    These look amazing! Maybe I’ll make an effort to find the time to make these! Almost like individual cakes for everyone!

  2. crustabakes November 2, 2010 at 1:36 am #

    I am really loving the white chocolate chips addition in these cookies!

    • KeepItSweet November 2, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

      thanks! i don’t like white chocolate but it just seemed like the right addition

  3. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum November 2, 2010 at 7:27 am #

    This looks awesome! I love white chocolate chips!! And cookies. And cream. :)

  4. Simply Life November 2, 2010 at 8:26 am #

    wow! these are so impressive! nice work!

  5. Jessica @ How Sweet November 2, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    So glad you liked them! :)

  6. kirsty November 2, 2010 at 10:12 am #

    they looked much better than how mine turned out lol xxxx

  7. Heather November 2, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    i feel like my heart just exploded from happiness!

  8. blackbookkitchendiaries November 2, 2010 at 4:00 pm #

    this look very yummy! thank you for sharing this.

  9. The Taster November 2, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    These were absolutely amazing. They taste even better than they look.

  10. fooddreamer November 2, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

    Looks to me like you made Whoopie Pies out of them! I don’t think I’ve ever had red velvet cake, but these look divine!

    • KeepItSweet November 2, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

      definitely a similar concept! whoopie pies are usually cakey and these are the texture of a chewy chocolate chip cookie

  11. RWB November 2, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    Red velvet and icing in cookie form! These look amazing! So wish I could come to this dinner party :)

  12. Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls November 2, 2010 at 10:59 pm #

    Oh wow! Those look incredibly delicious! Great blog!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  13. Baking Serendipity November 2, 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    Wow…these look seriously good! High five :)

  14. Pretty. Good. Food. November 2, 2010 at 11:54 pm #

    Yum yum yum yum yum!!! These sound delicious! :)

  15. Estela @ Weekly Bite November 3, 2010 at 9:16 pm #

    Incredible looking cookies! I love that you made them into sandwiches :)

  16. Allie November 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    These look soooo good!!! I have never even thought about red velvet cookies only cake! yum!

  17. Crepes of Wrath November 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

    What a great idea! I’d like one now, please!

  18. TheHealthyApron November 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    I’ve seen so many sandwich cookies lately! They look wonderful!

  19. Beth November 4, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    I’ll have four or five with a big glass of milk. I love soft cookies. These look great.

    Plan B

  20. Deborah November 4, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    I, too, love red velvet, and that buttercream sounds like a match made in heaven!

  21. megan @ whatmegansmaking November 4, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    I don’t know if I’ve ever had red velvet cake before! But I love cookies and icing so I bet I would love these :)

  22. MelissaNibbles November 5, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    I love white chocolate. This looks great :)

  23. Monica November 5, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    I love red velvet cake, but I’m more of a cookie girl than a cake girl. That makes this the perfect recipe for me–a favorite cake in cookie form! I’m on it. Have to make these.

  24. OliePants November 5, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    I must try this! Thanks for sharing.

  25. Kita November 5, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

    I love red velvet cake (and not just because I have a bizarre love for red). These look like heaven.

  26. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic November 5, 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    My mouth is watering just reading this post! I really like red velvet cake but have never tried red velvet cookies. These look heavenly!

  27. kristisn November 6, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    These look so good! I do love white chocolalre. I will have to make these!

  28. Jessica C November 7, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    Love this idea! I imagine these two flavors would go very well together. Can’t go wrong with a yummy cookie sandwich :)

  29. kirbie November 10, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to make red velvet cookies. These look yummy

  30. Taylor November 11, 2010 at 12:41 am #

    Mmm red velvet…I love it! My favorite pick-up dessert is anything with peanut butter and chocolate, usually brownies with peanut butter cups chopped in them…to die for!

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