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Red Velvet Oreos

Red Velvet Oreos |

I was going to wait and post these tomorrow.

But I just can’t possibly hang on to them for another minute. I’m bursting at the seams to share these with you!

Red Velvet Oreos |

Red Velvet Oreos.

And I don’t mean the soft, cake-y cookies with cream cheese filling that people like to call Oreos (although those are also pretty good). I mean crunchy, crispy red velvet cookies filled with real Oreo cream.

I mean Red Velvet actual Oreos.

Red Velvet Oreos | www.somethingswanky.comI pressed rubber letter stamps (found in the dollar section at Target about a week ago) into the cookie dough before baking. As you can see, there’s hardly any spreading at all– so your words will stay in tact if you choose to add a sweet message!

I was thrilled with how these turned out, and I’m even more excited to be able to share them with you. Happy Red Velvet season, folks!

Red Velvet Oreos

Yield: approximately 14 sandwich cookies (with extra cream)


    Red Velvet Cookies:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup corn starch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp red food coloring*
  • Oreo Cream:
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp hot water


    Red Velvet Cookies:
  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  2. Beat together the butter and powdered sugar until smooth. Mix in the flour, corn starch, and salt. Mix in the vanilla and red food coloring.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a well floured surface and roll out to 1/4 inch thick (thinner for an even crispier cookie). Cut out circles and transfer to a parchment or silicone lined cookie sheet. Freeze cookies on cookie sheet for 10 minutes. If desired, stamp letters onto the dough after freezing.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, transfer to wire rack for cooling.
  5. Oreo Cream:
  6. Beat together the vegetable shortening, vanilla, powdered sugar, sugar, and hot water until smooth.
  7. Assembly:
  8. Spread the cream on the bottom of a cookie and top with a second cookie.
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


Red Velvet Cookie recipe adapted from: The Cafe Sucre Farine Oreo Cream recipe from: Cookies and Cups


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36 Responses to “Red Velvet Oreos”

  1. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron posted on January 26, 2014 at 8:57 pm (#)

    Just saw these on instagram and could not wait to come check these out. Amazing Ashton! These look like real oreos except way better!!

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on January 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm (#)

    They are so awesome and creative! I love it! Pinned!

    Totally random question but I noticed you used 2 tbsp red food coloring and ive been making a few red velvet things and between tests and trials, I am going thru red food coloring like mad and the stores in my area sell it in a set. I have to buy green, blue, and yellow! So I have like 10 tubes each of those other colors, and no reds. Lol. Where do you get yours?

    • Ashton posted on January 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm (#)

      Oh, yeah. I never buy those! What a crock, right?! I always see black (usually) and red food coloring sold right beside the vanilla extract in my grocery stores– I think an ounce? And pretty cheap (a way better value than the sets anyway). So maybe try looking by the extracts! :)

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on January 27, 2014 at 4:44 pm (#)

      I have and no luck. Seriously such a ripoff! LOL I am going to start ordering it online I think! Crazy but true :)

    • Ashton posted on January 27, 2014 at 8:14 pm (#)

      Wow. yeah, that is seriously insane!

    • jennifer posted on January 27, 2014 at 8:55 pm (#)

      Try the cake decorating section at Michaels or Hobby Lobhy for single colors.

  3. Mimi @ Culinary Couture posted on January 26, 2014 at 10:06 pm (#)

    I can see why you couldn’t wait to share these, they look amazing! The stamping makes them extra cute!

  4. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen posted on January 26, 2014 at 11:52 pm (#)

    Love the dollar section at Target, it’s addicting. Just as I am sure these red velvet oreos were!!

  5. Michelle L. posted on January 27, 2014 at 12:28 am (#)

    Awesome! Can’t wait to try these. So glad to see a recipe to make real Oreo-like cookies rather than the whoopie pies I see everywhere. <3 Averie, McCormick makes larger 1oz. bottles of their food colorings that you buy separately. I know Wal-Mart sells it. I also saw green while looking for the link. Ooooh! Wouldn't the oreos be pretty in blue or green to make them mint oreos! Yum!

    • Michelle L. posted on January 27, 2014 at 12:34 am (#)

      Oh and you can also get really big (16oz.) bottles at Amazon if you need a LOT. :D

  6. Emma posted on January 27, 2014 at 5:21 am (#)

    Love, love, love!!!!!!

  7. pilichola posted on January 27, 2014 at 5:28 am (#)

    I love Oreo! Homemade must be delicious!

  8. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent posted on January 27, 2014 at 7:22 am (#)

    These are too cute! I bet they taste amazing as well. Love how you can put a message on each one. That would be perfect for Valentine’s Day :)

  9. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted on January 27, 2014 at 8:14 am (#)

    Home made oreos!? Say whaaa? And they are red velvet? This is totally genius! And I am freaking out over the fact that I can now make my own Oreo cream…that is the best part of those bad boys!

  10. Karly posted on January 27, 2014 at 9:59 am (#)

    These look SO good and I love the stamped messages! Genius!

    • Ashton posted on January 27, 2014 at 8:17 pm (#)

      Thanks Karly :)

  11. Mercedes posted on January 27, 2014 at 11:41 am (#)

    These look so perfect! What a lovely Valentine’s Day treat!

  12. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen posted on January 27, 2014 at 12:32 pm (#)

    Oh Ashton! I am in Love!!!!

  13. JenniferLynn posted on January 27, 2014 at 12:44 pm (#)

    So if I wanted to make a chocolate version of these, what do you recommend? The red is adorable but I try to skip the whole artificial coloring bit. I’ve made the Oreo Cream before and love it!! I’ve been hoping for a crunchy Oreo cookie recipe so I’m hoping you can give advice on how to adapt this one… Thanks!

    • Ashton posted on January 27, 2014 at 8:16 pm (#)

      Just leave out the food coloring, up the vanilla to 1 tbsp, and use special dark chocolate cocoa powder. That’s just a guess on my part… I don’t really know :) Or just google search “chocolate shortbread recipes” and look for the one that appears to have the crispest edges (no spreading)!

  14. Erin | The Emerging Foodie posted on January 27, 2014 at 2:22 pm (#)

    Love these, Ashton! So so cute and clever. Red velvet oreos should probably be the new standard. I love that you stamped oreo in to them, too. Amazing! :)

  15. Rebecca @ Dorm Room Baker posted on January 27, 2014 at 2:23 pm (#)

    Yes! These look absolutely perfect. My boyfriend is addicted to Oreos so I’ll definitely have to surprise him with these for Valentine’s Day! Plus then I can feel better about him not eating all those icky preservatives in the real things :).

  16. sue/the view from great island posted on January 27, 2014 at 8:42 pm (#)

    Brilliant! You should sell this idea to Nabisco!

  17. dina posted on January 27, 2014 at 10:05 pm (#)

    i love them. they are so adorable!

  18. Heather @ French Press posted on January 28, 2014 at 12:01 am (#)

    love is not strong enough of a word to describe how I feel about these. AMAZING!!

  19. Jamielyn@iheartnaptim posted on January 28, 2014 at 12:57 am (#)

    LOVE these! So perfect for Valentines

  20. Kristyn posted on January 28, 2014 at 9:03 am (#)

    Yummy AND cute!!!

  21. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on January 30, 2014 at 1:31 pm (#)

    The stamps are my favorite part – so fun! Love these Ashton! Pinned :)

  22. Lexi @ Lexi's Clean Kitchen posted on February 1, 2014 at 12:51 pm (#)

    These are to die for!!! So cute.

  23. Kim posted on February 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm (#)

    These look amazing, can’t wait to try. Question though – why are they considered Rev Velvet when they have no vinegar in them?

  24. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on February 5, 2014 at 7:06 pm (#)

    Okay these are so darn adorable. And I’m totally going to start calling you Wanky now ;)

  25. Ashley k posted on February 20, 2014 at 5:28 pm (#)

    Has anyone actually tried making these??
    I know their cute and stuff but
    I made a batch yesterday with country crock butter substitute and the dough was so oily! Then I used butter today and it wasn’t very oily, it just wasn’t very good dough, to mushy. I even added a little bit of extra flour to try to thicken it up, didn’t really work either and I didn’t want to add a lot and cut down on the flavor. The cream, great!! Identical to real Oreo cream! I used one teaspoon of vanilla instead of half tho. (Typing this on my phone, sorry for the bad grammar!)

    • Ashton posted on February 20, 2014 at 5:32 pm (#)

      Did you ever bake the second batch? The dough is definitely soft, but it should bake up nicely!

  26. Du'aa Yahya posted on February 27, 2014 at 6:04 am (#)

    is oil a good alternative to vegetable shortening because i don’t really have it at home.

    • Ashton posted on March 1, 2014 at 12:40 am (#)

      Not so much :/ Sorry!

  27. Shawn @ I Wash You Dry posted on February 3, 2015 at 7:04 pm (#)

    These are seriously the cutest things I’ve ever seen. They’re perfect!!