Maybe I watched Still Alice this week and maybe it’s still hanging over my consciousness. Maybe if Julianne Moore doesn’t win an Oscar for that movie, I’ll throw something at the whole entire Academy along with their pets. IDK. But more than ever, I just feel life is really precious. We have an absolute obligation to treasure each moment we are given and maximize its full value and potential. No matter our current circumstances. Anything less is a complete waste of a beautiful thing.
That’s just the way I feel.
So, I’m going to help kick-start your meaningful life by telling you to make these cookie sandwiches. Your life will be so full and those around you will love you more than they already do. It’s a fact that you’ll just have to live with.
Red-Velvet Cookie Sandwiches
2 oz. Red Food Coloring
½ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 ½ Sticks Butter, room temperature
1 Large Egg
½ Teaspoon Vanilla
1 ¼ Cups Sugar
2 ¼ Cups All-Purpose Flour
½ Teaspoon Salt
¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda
Whipped Cream Filling:
½ Pint Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Powdered Sugar, to taste
In a large mixing bowl, mix cocoa powder with red food coloring until it is thoroughly combined. It should turn into paste-like consistency.
With the mixer going on medium-low speed, add the egg, vanilla, and butter until it is super blended like whoa. It’s really important that the butter is soft all the way through. If not, you’ll have a crazy mess on your hands and it’s not cute.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix for about 3 good minutes. If you have time, chill the dough for about an hour in the fridge. If not, proceed to the next step while understanding that your cookies might be super spread out and flat. If that pleases you, good. I’m rejoicing in your happiness.
Roll each “cookie” into about a 1 inch ball and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
When the cookies are all baked and junk, start to whip up your filling. You could do an “icing-type” filling but I personally wanted something a little lighter, hence the whipped cream.
Whip the heavy cream on medium-high speed for about 3-5 minutes. Once it starts to look like delicious pillows of heaven, add the vanilla and powdered sugar and continue whipping until the cream can stand on its own. Like, a delicious pillow of heaven.
From here, I trust you can figure it out yourself. Why? Because you’re a tasty morsel of a human-being and someone somewhere thinks that you’re the cat’s pajamas.