Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sometimes We Just Have to Have Dessert!!!!

Hey, with all the cooking and grilling that we do,  a meal wouldn't be complete without a good dessert. My wife, Lupe, got this recipe for Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches, while watching TV. 

Here is the recipe:

Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches w/ cream cheese filling
Recipe by Chefs Peter Duenas and Lorena Manibusan, Meskla Restaurant, Guam

Ingredients for cookie batter:
½ cup softened butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1½ tsp red food coloring
1 tbsp milk

Ingredients for cream cheese filling:
¼ cup softened butter
8 oz. softened cream chees
½ cup powdered sugar

Pre-heat oven to 375 F
Mix ingredients in the following order:
Fold the butte with granulated sugar;
Add in the vanilla;
Add in the eggs;
Fold in the flour, baking powder, and baking soda;
Next fold in the powdered cocoa and 1 tsp salt;
Now add the red food coloring and milk and mix everything together until you have a smooth batter.

Next use a small ice cream scoop for portion control and drop the batter on a cookie sheet about 3 inches apart.
Bake at 375 F for about 10 minutes.

Take out of the oven and allow to cool for 15-20 minutes.

Directions for cream cheese filling:
To make the cream cheese filling, take the softened butter and whip it until it is creamy in texture.
Fold in the cream cheese and add the powdered sugar slowly until you have a creamy filling.

Putting it all together:
Take one cookie and add filling, thickness depends on your personal taste. Cover with another cookie to create the sandwich. 

You have got to try this. Super delicious.

For all you macho men out there, you can substitute the glass of milk for a pint of ice cold beer!!!!

Until next time....

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