Peppermint Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

I love the holidays. I especially love the cookies! This year, I wanted to make a unique Christmas cookie. So, I made peppermint red velvet sandwich cookies.

peppermint red velvet cookies

They are a great Christmas cookie. I love that they are a little different than the expected cookies you find around the holidays.

These cookies combine two of my favorite things: chocolate and mint. Not to mention, this sandwich cookie is filled with amazing frosting.

If you want a great recipe that will make you the star of any holiday party or cookie exchange, look no further.

Not only does this red velvet cookie taste great, it also looks really pretty.

I’m so excited that this recipe was chosen to be featured in the SITS Girls Holiday Cookie eBook.

Peppermint Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Peppermint Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup mint & dark chocolate chips
Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 8 oz. marshmallow fluff
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • ⅛ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 4 cups powder sugar
  • 1 cup candy cane dust/pieces (break up a few candy canes in a plastic bag)
Instructions
  1. Add the mix, eggs, butter, sugar and vanilla and stir until it forms a soft dough.
  2. Add the mint chips.
  3. Spoon the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Once cooled, turn one cookie upside down and frost the bottom.
  6. Sprinkle the candy cane pieces on the edge of the frosting and top with another cookie.
Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions
  1. Beat the cream cheese, fluff, butter and peppermint until incorporated.
  2. Add the powdered sugar.
  3. Beat until it is a smooth consistency.
  4. Spread the frosting between two cooled cookies.
  5. Roll the exposed frosting in the candy cane pieces.

I hope you enjoy these amazing cookies! Not only do they look pretty, they taste great!

Comments

  1. says

    OMG these look amazing! However, I have one question for you.. I’ve asked this a lot and nobody can seem to give me a straight answer. LOL Red Velvet – what is so great about it? I mean it tastes yummy, but that’s because it tastes like chocolate. LOL Is it because it’s paired with cream cheese frosting? Is it the color? If you can explain this to me I’d be forever in your debt. LOL!

    Lisa
    P.S. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the GtKY Blog Hop! :)

    • Jessica says

      Thanks so much! I chose it for this recipe only because of the red color. I can’t really taste a big difference between red velvet and chocolate cake. However, some say that red velvet cake is made with brown sugar, buttermilk and a little less cocoa. There are so many variations of the recipe, it is really hard to tell. From what I’ve heard and researched, red velvet cake was either invented by the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Eaton’s Department Store in Canada or by Adams extracts as a way to showcase food coloring. Who knew that a cake recipe could be so mysterious?

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