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Red velvet oreos & The Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook

2014 November 19
by Emily Hill

Disclosure: I received a copy of The Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook to review and one to give away. All thoughts, opinions and new love for red velvet oreos are 100 percent honest and all mine. Post includes affiliate links.

As much as I love perks like behind-the-scenes visits to American Idol, partnerships with Diet Coke and all-expense-paid trips to Italy (I still need to write about that amazing experience), my most favorite thing about blogging is when an online acquaintance becomes a real-life friend. Deborah from Taste and Tell is one of those.

Not only is Deborah super talented in the kitchen, she is super (duper) nice in person. I couldn’t have been more excited when I found out The Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook was finally in print. I’m sure I’ve pinned every one of her red velvet recipes, so I jumped at the chance to share her cookbook with you.

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Red Velvet Lovers Cookbook from Deborah of Taste and Tell

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It was hard to decide which recipe to try because they were all super tempting. But I settled on the red velvet oreos because I knew my kids would be all over those. And I was right. They were calling dibs before I’d frosted them.

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Red Velvet Lovers Cookbook from Deborah of Taste and Tell

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These red velvet oreos were much easier to make than photograph, but I totally blame the photography on Daylight Savings. It gets dark way too fast, and I knew if I didn’t photograph these babies last night, they’d be gone by morning. Dang kids.

Okay, dang late-night snacking.

I did make a couple changes when making this recipe for red velvet oreo cookies. First, I used a medium cookie dough scoop, which made for slightly larger cookies (yay!). And second, I was much too lazy to pipe the filling with a pastry bag, so I used a small spreader and about 2 tablespoons of filling (2 to 3 times the filling called for in the recipe) per cookie.

What can I say? The more filling, the quicker the food coma.

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Red Velvet Oreos

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If you want to see another recipe from The Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook, check out these delectable red velvet cream cheese muffins from Shawn over at I Wash You Dry.

I’m pretty sure Daylight Savings has no effect on her photos.

You’ll find the printable recipe for red velvet oreos below and the giveaway just below that!
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Red Velvet Oreos
 
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These red velvet oreos are adapted from a recipe in The Red Velvet Lover's Cookbook and were a huge hit with the family. Super easy to make yet it looks like you've slaved all day. Best kind of dessert to take to a party! I like to use the medium cookie dough scoop, which makes 24 large cookies (i.e., 12 large red velvet oreo cookies).
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Red velvet
Serves: 12
Ingredients
Cookies
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T red liquid food coloring
Filling
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 T hot water
  • ½ tsp vanilla
Instructions
Cookies
  1. Position oven rack in upper third of oven. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl until combined.
  3. Beat sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and food coloring.
  4. Add dry ingredients and stir until the dough comes together.
  5. Form the dough into balls (about 1 T each) and place at least 3 inches apart on baking sheet. Flatten slightly with the bottom of a drinking glass.
  6. Bake until edges start setting, 7 to 8 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to racks to cool completely.
Filling
  1. Beat powdered sugar, shortening, butter, water and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Use a spatula or small spreader to evenly spread 1 to 2 T of filling onto flat side of half the cookies. Top with the unfrosted cookies, flat side down. Lightly press together. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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And now for the giveaway!
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One lucky ITRML reader will win a copy of The Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook!


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25 Responses Post a comment
  1. November 19, 2014

    Red velvet is my husband’s absolute favorite anything! I would score major points with him making anything red velvet (which I have never done!!).
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  2. Lindsay McCain permalink
    November 19, 2014

    My favorite is red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing.

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  3. November 19, 2014

    Ok first of all – you are WAY too hard on yourself!! Your pictures are great! (And I totally started the slow cooker at midnight a few nights ago so that dinner would be ready by 10am to take photos. Dang daylight savings…) Thank you SO much for featuring my book and for the kind words. You are the best!!!!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    You are kind. I’m pretty sure I’ll never be a “real” food blogger like you–I am too lazy to put that much planning into my recipes! ;)
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  4. Michelle S. permalink
    November 19, 2014

    Mini red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

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  5. Deb Jackson permalink
    November 19, 2014

    I llike the red velvet pancakes. They are fun and easy.

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  6. Shannon Baas permalink
    November 19, 2014

    I love cupcakes.

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  7. Renee G permalink
    November 19, 2014

    I would love to try the Cheesecake and red velvet cake ice cream. This sounds yummy.

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  8. D Schmidt permalink
    November 19, 2014

    I like red velvet pancakes.

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  9. deana c permalink
    November 20, 2014

    My favorite is Red Velvet cupcakes.

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  10. Debbi Wellenstein permalink
    November 20, 2014

    My grandson and I made Red Velvet cupcakes not long ago, and they were great!

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  11. November 20, 2014

    Still stuck on Red Velvet Cupcakes! But I’ve got these cookies down to try on Saturday!

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  12. karen permalink
    November 20, 2014

    Red velvet milkshake

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  13. November 20, 2014

    Red velvet cake ice cream???
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  14. MKP permalink
    November 24, 2014

    I will try ANY red velvet recipe, and hope I get the opportunity to do so via this cookbook. Thank you.

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  15. shawna permalink
    November 24, 2014

    I like red velvet cheesecake.

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  16. Stephanie Larison permalink
    November 24, 2014

    Red velvet funnel cake, omg! lol Yum

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  17. Miz Vickik permalink
    November 24, 2014

    Red velvet cake with vanilla cream cheese!

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  18. Karen Drake permalink
    November 25, 2014

    My favorite is red velvet cake.

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  19. Kate F. permalink
    November 25, 2014

    I like red velvet cake.

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  20. Sue J. permalink
    November 25, 2014

    I would love to make the Red Velvet Oreos!

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  21. Sand permalink
    November 25, 2014

    I usually make red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing.

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