Homemade Red Velvet Oreos

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These Red Velvet Oreos will blow you away! They are soft, sweet, and have the lightest cocoa flavor that will knock your socks off! Yum yum!


I’ve decided to organize my life. Mostly my house…but I live my life in my house sooooooooo same thing.

I went out yesterday to Target, Goodwill, Home Depot and Lowe’s trying to get everything I needed on my super long master list of projects to complete. I think a little online shopping was sprinkled into the mix too. Only problem with my super long list was by the time I got all my supplies together, I was too exhausted to use all those plastic bins to organize my garage. Or crack out that new sander to refinish the new desk for Brooke’s room.

One day the stars will align and I’ll have the time and energy to get everything done.

Orrrrrr, I’ll just pass the list over to my husband and say “get it done by Saturday” and see what happens. {Just kidding, honey!!} #notreally


In other news, these Red Velvet Oreos are the freaking bomb. My husband and I ended up throwing out half the batch because we kept eating and eating and eating them. Like they had a direct line to my psyche and were taunting me.

Anything with frosting does that to me.

This recipe comes from my friend, Deborah’s cookbook all about Red Velvet recipes. She writes over at the blog Taste and Tell.

I like red velvet recipes just as much as any other cake flavor, but it honestly was this recipe that turned me into a red velvet lover.


So, because these are filled, they take a tiny bit for time to throw together because you have to let the cookies cool before filling them, but honestly they are worth it! Soft cookies and sweet creamy filling that will turn you into a red velvet lover too.  They will blow you away, plus they are perfect for Christmas 🙂

Also, I want you to experience the taunting too.

I am not crazy!

Said the crazy lady.


Looks like I’m not the only one who’s love language is cookies. Just sayin’.


My Blakey just doing a little light reading…lol!

YOU GUYS. I wish you could meet him! He’s such a HAM and so much cuter in real life. 🙂


Anyways, if you want to pick up a copy of Deb’s book, click through here.

Hope you enjoy these as much as we did! Have a wonderful Wednesday, friends 🙂

Homemade Red Velvet Oreos

These Red Velvet Oreos will blow you away! They are soft, sweet, and have the lightest cocoa flavor that will knock your socks off! Yum yum!
servings 24 cookies
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 48 mins


for the cookies-

for the filling-

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • To make the cookies, whisk flour, cocoa baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl to combine.
  • Beat the sugar and butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and food coloring. Add in the dry ingredients and stir until the dough comes together.
  • Form the dough into balls {about 1 tablespoon each} and place the dough balls at least 3 inches apart on baking sheets. Flatten the balls slightly with the bottom of a drinking glass. Bake 7-8 minutes or until edges start to set. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheets before removing to cooling rack.
  • To make filling, beat powdered sugar with shortening, butter, water and vanilla in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Place filling in a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2 inch round tip. Pipe filling onto one cookie and top with another cookie, pressing together slightly to spread the filling. Serve, or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 244IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Velvet Oreos
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  1. Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog

    Ugghh … don’t even get me started on my house-hold to do list … I feel like it’s ne never ending!!
    These look lovely — you’re right, they would be perfect for christmas 🙂 And blake is ADORABLE!!

  2. Anna (Hidden Ponies)

    I looove organizing…as long as no little ones come behind and undo my hard work, and we know how likely that is.
    These cookies are SO pretty – I’ll have to remember this for Valentine’s! Pinned 🙂

  3. sam

    i am in south africa and vegetable shortening is not commonly found in our recipes. is there another name for it? or is there a subsititute? these look so yummy. im 8 months preg and your recipes are like food porn for me, hehehe. wanna bake them before i pop

  4. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

    I think this recipe would definitely turn me to a red velvet lover…not that I didn’t like it before, it just wasn’t my FAVORITE. But holy yum! Red velvet oreos sound pretty darn good. 🙂

  5. Deborah

    First of all – you are too sweet. THANK YOU!! Your cookies look absolutely perfect, and I know all too well about having to just throw them out because you can’t keep your hand out of the cookie jar. 🙂 And what?? Your baby is so not a baby anymore! But wow – he is one handsome little guy!

  6. Amy

    while these look beautiful, I must admit that I really don’t like the taste of the filling. They taste too much like the vegetable shortening and are way too sweet. But the cookie part is great, just don’t over bake, take them out at 7 minutes, they keep cooking on the sheet.

  7. Jo Smith

    Dear Lauren,
    HI, I’ve been reading for little while and saving some recipes, like them all, saved some but didn’t make any, yet. I know I was busy with four kids, now ages: 42, 30, 30 and 21, weird spacing! I crack up at your humor! Wait, I don’t remember reading if you work outside the home…if you do, HOW? It’s enough with just the cooking and nurturing that you give your beautiful family. The children are adorable! Little chubbs(Eddie), I’m kidding, is so cute but please don’t give them too much sugar, ha, (serious), ha. I did, too much really, compared to what we know about sugar now and I regret it but they’re healthy and they like to eat that way. Well, Jordan, a boy 21, likes cake, cookies and desserts but not all types. He was the fussy one and still is at times but he has grown to like many foods since boyhood, what an pain he was and is sometimes.
    I’m computer illiterate but know how to enter sweeps and shop bargains (duh). I have to learn how to use it properly, some day when I’m not too lazy or disorganized! I love baking and cooking and like to see other’s creations. I wish all well and will be following.

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