10.19.2011

red velvet sandwich cookies

prep time:  tbd

inactive time: 1 hour
cook time:  10 - 12 minutes
servings:  tbd

cream cheese icing ingredients:

1/2 cup butter - softened to room temperature
1 8-ounce package cream cheese - softened to room temperature
1 1-pound box of confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
sprinkles (optional)

red velvet sandwich cookies ingredients:
1 box duncan hines red velvet cake mix
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter

cream cheese icing steps:
1.  mix the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together in a large bowl.  add all of the confectioner's sugar gradually while mixing.

red velvet sandwich cookies steps:
1.  melt butter, set aside to cool.  place cake mix, egg, cooled butter and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.  mix by hand until well blended and dough is formed.

2.  form dough into a smooth 12-inch log on wax paper or parchment making sure it is even in thickness end to end.  wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.

3.  preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  lightly grease the baking sheets.  unwrap the dough log and set it on wax paper.  using a sharp knife, cut the log into slices about 1/4-inch thick.  place on cool baking sheets about 2-inches apart.

4.  bake, 1 sheet at a time, in center of oven for 10 - 12 minutes or until set.  cool for 1 minute and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

5.  spread the cream cheese frosting on the cookie and top each frosted cookie with another cookie.  gently press together and roll in sprinkles.

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