Red Velvet Rose Sandwich Cookies

A while back I posted some Neapolitan Spritz Cookies.  I love the cookie so much that I just knew I had to make it for another special occasion!

Red Velvet Rose Cookie

This recipe is one that I am really, really happy with as well.  Its almost like a red velvet brownie, only in cookie form.

Pair it with a marshmallow buttercream and it’s basically ‘heaven’ in cookie form.

Red Velvet Rose Cookie

Here are a few tips and tricks:

Use a small piping bag.  I actually used the 8-inch bag fitted with the 1M tip and the smaller about of dough made piping easier.

Let your dough be at room temperature.  Do not chill!  The heat from your hands is good.

Pipe your roses onto parchment paper.  I have tried chilling the dough (placing the piped rosette’s into the freezer) before baking and that didnt seem to make any difference in wether the rose kept its shape or not.  The roses that you see above are very relaxed, or a bit more spread out from the baking process.

After you have piped the rose (and using a clean hand) just slightly press the “end” of the rose in.  (The tail part that may not look so pretty.)  Just press it in slightly so that the rosette looks uniform.

Red Velvet Rose Cookie

Red Velvet Rose Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp red gel food coloring
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a stand mixer, cream together shortening and sugar.
  3. Once fully combined, add in eggs, one at a time on medium low speed.
  4. Turn mixer to low and add in vanilla, buttermilk and food coloring. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa and salt.
  5. With mixer on low, add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  6. You may need to add more buttermilk if your dough is still a bit dry. (You may add up to 1/4 cup more if needed. Do not add more than 1/4 cup.)
  7. Using very small amounts, place dough into a piping bag fitted with a 1M (or 2D) tip. Pipe out individual rosettes onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 6-8 minutes. Dough will still appear to be a bit "wet" looking when the cookies are done, and this is ok. Allow cookie to cool to room temperature.
  9. To make cookie sandwich's, place about 1 tbsp on marshmallow buttercream on bottom of cookie, them place another cookie on top and press gently.
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Red Velvet Rose Cookie

Not only is the cookie pretty, but its pretty darn delicious.

You can use most any frosting for the filling… chocolate buttercream would be especially delightful.  Or maybe even just a basic buttercream.  Or how about cream cheese?  You really cant go wrong!

Marshmallow Buttercream

I adore the texture of this frosting.  It is truly one of the lightest and fluffiest buttercreams I have ever made.

The BEST Marshmallow Buttercream

 

The BEST Marshmallow Buttercream

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 (13 ounce) jars marshmallow creme or fluff

Instructions

  1. Cream butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium until butter is light and fluffy.
  2. Add in almond extract.
  3. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, about a 1/2 cup at a time.
  4. Once fully combined, gently fold the marshmallow creme into the frosting.
  5. Adapted from Allrecipes.com
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Dont be afraid by all that butter in there.  I know I was before I tried it!  But with the addition of the almond extract it truly is delicious.

Neapolitan Spritz Cookies filled with Marshmallow Buttercream (Recipe from iambaker.net)

 

This buttercream lends itself so well to all varieties of sandwich cookies.  Here is my Neapolitan Spritz Cookies, however it would also be amazing with Peanut Butter cookies or Chocolate Chip Cookies!

And of course, its the perfect frosting for Cake.  This recipe works beautifully for one 2-layer cake, like this Perfect White Cake.  And I think Sweetapolita’s Campfire Delight Cake would be a fun place to try it out!

Perfect Marshmallow Buttercream

Enjoy!