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Patriotic Brownie Sandwich Cookies

Woo hoo! I am so excited to share today’s post with you! I’m really proud of this one, it came out exactly how I imagined… I love when that happens! Jeremy and I love love love red velvet everything. I have made a couple recipes already using it like this one, and this one. And since it’s the 4th of July series right now, I just knew I had to make another red velvet dish! Because you know… obvious reason. Have you ever had a brownie sandwich cookie? OMGeee, you are sooo missing out! Make this now, then thank me later!

Patriotic Brownie Sandwich Cookies

Patriotic Brownie Sandwich Cookies, decadent cream cheese frosting sandwiched between blue and red velvet brownies!

So, what exactly are these amazing looking treats you must be wondering! Well, it’s a red velvet cake mix brownie, cream cheese frosting and topped with a blue velvet cake mix brownie! Yesss!

Patriotic Brownie Sandwich Cookies, decadent cream cheese frosting sandwiched between blue and red velvet brownies!

They are so yummy, soft and chewy brownies with the best frosting you’ve ever made… seriously. AND very easy, I must add! Recipe for brownies adapted from Cookies and Cups.

Patriotic Brownie Sandwich Cookies
 
Serves: 15 cookies
Ingredients
brownies:
  • 1 box blue velvet cake mix
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ Cup milk
  • ½ Cup oil
cream cheese frosting:
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups powdered sugar
Instructions
brownies:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix blue cake mix with 1 egg, ⅓ Cup milk and ¼ Cup oil until combined, should resemble cookie dough. Mix red cake mix with 1 egg, ⅓ Cup milk and ¼ Cup oil until combined, should resemble cookie dough.
  2. Spread each different color dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet to ½ inch thick. Bake red velvet brownies for 15-18 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Bake blue velvet 10-13 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  3. Let cool on wired rack until completely cooled. Using a medium star cookie cutter, cut out star shapes. Try to get them as close together as possible, you should be able to get 15 stars from each color. Cut dough with cutter, wiggle cutter to loosen brownie from bottom of pan. Brownie should lift off with cutter, carefully place brownie on wired rack or surface of you choice until ready to frost.
cream cheese frosting:
  1. Cream together the cream cheese and butter. Add in the vanilla and ½ Cup of the powdered sugar in at a time until fully incorporated. Whip frosting until light and fluffy about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Frost one of the brownies cook side down, you want the pretty crinkled side up. Top with the opposite color brownie.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix blue cake mix with 1 egg, 1/3 Cup milk and 1/4 Cup oil until combined, should resemble cookie dough. Mix red cake mix with 1 egg, 1/3 Cup milk and 1/4 Cup oil until combined, should resemble cookie dough.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix blue cake mix with 1 egg, 1/3 Cup milk and 1/4 Cup oil until combined, should resemble cookie dough. Mix red cake mix with 1 egg, 1/3 Cup milk and 1/4 Cup oil until combined, should resemble cookie dough.

Spread each different color dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet to 1/2 inch thick.

Spread each different color dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet to 1/2 inch thick.

Bake red velvet brownies for 15-18 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Bake blue velvet 10-13 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Bake red velvet brownies for 15-18 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Bake blue velvet 10-13 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let cool on wired rack until completely cooled. Using a medium star cookie cutter, cut out star shapes. Try to get them as close together as possible, you should be able to get 15 stars from each color. Cut dough with cutter, wiggle cutter to loosen brownie from bottom of pan. Brownie should lift off with cutter, carefully place brownie on wired rack or surface of you choice until ready to frost.

Let cool on wired rack until completely cooled. Using a medium star cookie cutter, cut out star shapes. Try to get them as close together as possible, you should be able to get 15 stars from each color. Cut dough with cutter, wiggle cutter to loosen brownie from bottom of pan. Brownie should lift off with cutter, carefully place brownie on wired rack or surface of you choice until ready to frost.

Frost one of the brownies cook side down, you want the pretty crinkled side up.

Frost one of the brownies cook side down, you want the pretty crinkled side up.

Top with the opposite color brownie.

Top with the opposite color brownie.

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Patriotic Brownie Sandwich Cookies, decadent cream cheese frosting sandwiched between blue and red velvet brownies!

Serve and enjoy!

Aren’t they just so cute?! They would be perfect at your 4th of July cookout! Or, anytime really! You could even mix up the colors if you wanted. There are so many different cake mixed out there now, or color a white cake mix to match your teams colors!

Patriotic Brownie Sandwich Cookies, decadent cream cheese frosting sandwiched between blue and red velvet brownies!

Patriotic Brownie Sandwich Cookies, decadent cream cheese frosting sandwiched between blue and red velvet brownies!

They are rich if you eat more than one, a big glass of milk pairs perfectly!

I’d like to add a little tip about the blue velvet brownies. For some reason, this mix wasn’t as easy to spread as the red velvet was. So, I took a spatula, sprayed it with cooking spray and use that to form the dough, it was very easy after that!

Patriotic Brownie Sandwich Cookies, decadent cream cheese frosting sandwiched between blue and red velvet brownies!

So what do you think, will you be trying this recipe out? If you do, please come back and leave a comment below, I LOVE to hear your feedback!

Patriotic Brownie Sandwich Cookies, decadent cream cheese frosting sandwiched between blue and red velvet brownies!

Make sure to check out Parrish’s series recipe for this week, she made this amazing Patriotic Funfetti Angel Food Cake!

Patriotic_Funfetti_Angel_Food_Cake

Check out our previous 4th of July recipes below:

Fireworks Cupcakes | Candied Almond Triple Berry Yogurt Parfaits

4th of July Bark | Mini Baked Doughnuts with Funfetti Dip

For more yummy inspiration make sure to follow my food board on Pinterest!


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16 Wonderful Comments

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    Bobbi says:
    June 17, 2014

    Very cool. Love the ease of the cake brownie :) Pinning to my 4th of July Board 😉

    Thanks for sharing!

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    June 17, 2014

    Oh man these look good! And so fun! I am totally going to make these for the fourth. Thank you so much for linking up with us at The Makers. Off too pin. :)

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    June 18, 2014

    Fourth of July is a major family holiday for us and these would be perfect to bring to the party! These look great and delicious!

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    Amanda says:
    June 18, 2014

    These look sooooo yummy! and beautiful! Thank you for the recipe and instructions! You did a great job! We would love it if you linked up with our party this week!

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    June 18, 2014

    Printed and must try soon! Thank you for linking up to Wednesday Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

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    June 20, 2014

    These are so cute! Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to make them for the 4th! Found you at The Party Bunch.

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    lollipops says:
    June 25, 2014

    these look so fun and easy! pinning them now! where can i find blue velvet cake mix?

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      June 25, 2014

      Blue velvet is in the cake mix aisle, super easy!

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    Kim Key says:
    June 26, 2014

    I was thinking about adding a thin glaze and topping with patriotic sprinkles. Do you think it would make the brownies mushy?

  9. avatar
    June 28, 2014

    You nailed it with these Dana! Featuring you at this weekend’s party! Thanks for linkin up to Sunday FUNday!

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    Karly says:
    June 29, 2014

    What a fun treat! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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