Red Velvet Whoopie Pie Sandwich Cookies

I absolutely LOVE Red Velvet Cake, but sometimes the thought of making an entire cake seems daunting. Elyse posted these Strawberry Sandwich Cookies a couple of months ago and I decided to make my own spin on them using a Red Velvet cake mix.
The end result:
They took just a couple of minutes to make and the cream cheese frosting is absolutely delicious on these cookies. So if you need a quick fix for your Red Velvet Cake craving, look no further!

Serves: 15

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie Sandwich Cookies

20 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1 (15.25 oz) box of red velvet cake mix
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Frosting
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar (depending on the consistency you like)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix together the cake mix, eggs, and oil in a large bowl. Roll the dough into balls the size of walnuts. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops start to crack, about 8 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, butter, milk, and vanilla. Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing well with each addition. If consistency is too stiff, add more milk.
  5. Spread a generous amount of icing on the bottom of a cookie, sandwich it with another cookie, pressing firmly so that the icing comes all the way out to the edge. Repeat with the remaining cookies.


Want to make these cookies even yummier? I added 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut to my frosting the second time I made them and it was so good. If you love coconut, I highly recommend it!

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18 Responses to “Red Velvet Whoopie Pie Sandwich Cookies”

  1. I made these last week and they were sooo yummy! The two comments I'd make: (1) the filling didn't turn out as thick as I thought it would. It wasn't actually runny, but it was somewhat runny and I had to put the whoopee pies in the fridge after I sandwiched them so the filling wouldn't ooze out the sides. I'm in Texas, so the humidity may have had something to do with that, I don't know. (2) The next time I make these, I think I'll cut the filling recipe by 1/3 or so because I had a ton left over.

    But yes, these were so good and were a big hit!!
    • Hi Shirley, This recipe is very similar to our Homemade Oreo Cookies. They both use a cake mix. With the oreos, you add 2 eggs and 3/4 cups shortening to the cake mix. Where the red velvet cookies call for 1/2 cup veg oil. I'm sorry they are going flat. Do they looker thinner than our cookies in the picture? Only mix until combined. Try no extra mixing. I'm just trying to pull out all of the tricks I know for flat cookies. :)

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