Red Velvet Oreos


Today I’m so excited to be sharing a recipe with you from Deborah Harroun’s new book, Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook! I’m not one to buy a lot of cookbooks, but this is one you need to own! I’m a huge red velvet fan so you don’t know how excited I am to own this book. It is loaded with more than 50 irresistible red velvet desserts that will have your mouth watering with every page.

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Red velvet isn’t just for cake anymore and Deborah has proved that with this amazing cookbook. I love how inventive she is in this book, sharing things like Red Velvet Cannoli, Red Velvet Funnel Cake and Red Velvet Biscuits with Chocolate Sauce. You will also find the classics you love with a red velvet twist, like cheesecake, gooey butter bars and pancakes.

These Red Velvet “Oreo” cookies are one of the first recipes I knew I had to try. I love homemade Oreos so I could only imagine how good they would be with a red velvet spin on them. These cookies are everything I’d hoped them to be and more! My family couldn’t get enough of them, my husband and kids kept telling me how delicious they were. Our little family of four had no problem finishing all of them off.

The cookies themselves are so moist and chewy and the filling is just what a homemade Oreo filling should be, fluffy, sweet and melt-in-your mouth delicious. Trust me you want to try this recipe and you want to add this book to your cookbook collection, it won’t disappoint!

You can purchase the book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, and Walmart.

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Red Velvet Oreos

4 from 1 vote

These are beautiful decadent cookies that are perfect for holidays or parties. All the classic flavors of red velvet cake in sandwiched, cream filled cookie form!

Servings: 12
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 46 minutes



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp liquid red food coloring


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 Tbsp hot water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. For the cookies:
  2. Position oven racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with Silpat liners or parchment paper.
  3. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt to combine. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in egg and food coloring. With mixer set on low speed add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. Shape the dough into balls, about 1 slightly heaping tablespoon each, and place the dough balls 3-inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Using your fingers lying flat (or the bottom of a drinking glass if it's not too sticky for you), evenly flatten the dough balls slightly. Bake until edges start setting, about 7 - 8 minutes. Cool on baking sheet several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To make the filling:
  6. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together powdered sugar, shortening, butter, water and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  7. Place the filling in a pastry bag fitted with 1/2-inch round tip. Turn half of the cookies over with bottoms facing upright and pipe about 1 Tbsp of the filling over cookies. Place remaining 1/2 of cookies over frosted cookies to sandwich cookies together. Store in an airtight container.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Velvet Cookies
Author: Jaclyn
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  • Jennifer Collins: Next time I will used 1/4 cup butter, and no Crisco.
    I made the filling nobody liked, had to scrape all the filling. February 15, 2019 at 4:42pm Reply

  • Elex: I thought you had to use some sort of acid when making red velvet…like a buttermilk? November 9, 2017 at 10:16am Reply

  • Rica: These look amazing!!! Do you think this would work with a cream cheese frosting filling or would your red velvet crinkles serve as a better sandwich base? :) February 17, 2017 at 12:07am Reply

  • Rick: I made these for the first time tonight. They are great. However, my filling was runny and I thought I followed the directions correctly. I added more confectioners’ sugar and it stiffened up a little. What did I do wrong. January 6, 2017 at 9:53pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Was the butter slightly melted by chance? And how did you measure the powdered sugar? January 7, 2017 at 4:30pm Reply

      • Rick: the butter was at room temperature, and i used a glass measuring cup to measure the sugar. January 8, 2017 at 7:30pm Reply

  • Sadie: Would you know the weight measurement for the flour? I noticed that a few people had problems with the consistency of the dough, which was probably the result of over or under flouring. A weight measurement is much more accurate. Thanks. February 4, 2016 at 12:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes, sorry I didn’t measure ingredients by weight back when I posted this recipe but in general for me 1 1/2 cups flour is 7.5 oz or 212 grams. February 4, 2016 at 5:53pm Reply

  • Tess: Hey so I don’t have an electric mixer with a paddle beater, only a hand mixer. (My parents won’t buy me a standing mixer and I don’t have the money to buy one myself, I’m 15.) I really want to make these for my boyfriend, is it okay if I just use my hand mixer to beat the butter and sugar? January 23, 2016 at 10:42pm Reply

  • Alicia: Hi! We just made these today. They are so yummy! New tradition we will be baking these every year. We also made some with green vanilla frosting too. My ten year old son loves them with milk.

    Thank you so much. Ih I had to use a box of red velvet cake mix.. But I followed it to the t on the box and normally my cookies are always hard, but not this year December 23, 2015 at 3:56pm Reply

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