Chewy and flavorful red velvet cookies with creamy white chocolate frosting.
This post was originally published November 2010. The photos were updated November 2015.
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.
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.
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 eggs
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla
- 2 teaspoons red food coloring
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 4 ounces baking white chocolate
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- ⅓ cup milk (any type is fine)
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1¾ cups confectioners’ sugar
- 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
- 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
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)
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:-)
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These look amazing! Maybe I’ll make an effort to find the time to make these! Almost like individual cakes for everyone!
I am really loving the white chocolate chips addition in these cookies!
thanks! i don’t like white chocolate but it just seemed like the right addition
This looks awesome! I love white chocolate chips!! And cookies. And cream. :)
wow! these are so impressive! nice work!
So glad you liked them! :)
they looked much better than how mine turned out lol xxxx
i feel like my heart just exploded from happiness!
this look very yummy! thank you for sharing this.
These were absolutely amazing. They taste even better than they look.
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!
definitely a similar concept! whoopie pies are usually cakey and these are the texture of a chewy chocolate chip cookie
Red velvet and icing in cookie form! These look amazing! So wish I could come to this dinner party :)
Oh wow! Those look incredibly delicious! Great blog!
Wow…these look seriously good! High five :)
Yum yum yum yum yum!!! These sound delicious! :)
Incredible looking cookies! I love that you made them into sandwiches :)
These look soooo good!!! I have never even thought about red velvet cookies only cake! yum!
What a great idea! I’d like one now, please!
I’ve seen so many sandwich cookies lately! They look wonderful!
I’ll have four or five with a big glass of milk. I love soft cookies. These look great.
I, too, love red velvet, and that buttercream sounds like a match made in heaven!
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 :)
I love white chocolate. This looks great :)
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.
I must try this! Thanks for sharing.
I love red velvet cake (and not just because I have a bizarre love for red). These look like heaven.
My mouth is watering just reading this post! I really like red velvet cake but have never tried red velvet cookies. These look heavenly!
These look so good! I do love white chocolalre. I will have to make these!
Love this idea! I imagine these two flavors would go very well together. Can’t go wrong with a yummy cookie sandwich :)
I’ve been wanting to make red velvet cookies. These look yummy
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!