Red Velvet Crinkle Sandwiches

Note: I will use these yummy treats to bribe everyone, especially the FF crowd – I have a favor to ask. What is it? Find out below. 😀

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The last few days were really crazy – I have lost my appetite and I don’t know why. I thought that after Ramadan, I will be back to indulging my favorite sweet and savoury dishes. I was wrong… so wrong. For the first time in my existence and for more than five days straight, I did not feel hungry at all nor crave for anything. This is not me, right? I had a brain storming on what do I really want – maybe I’d like to eat something? I told myself: “I know what you want – sunny side up eggs.” Because, my dear friends, I know myself that if I want to eat something that I can’t figure out, I have three answers for that – sunny side up eggs, instant noodles and processed/canned corned beef – and eating sunny side up eggs even just one of those will absolutely make me feel okay and be back to normal.

Nothing happened.

During my dull days, my cousin came and we had this conversation:

(After suggesting so many foods, she finally ended up with something not food related.)

H: Maybe you’d like a KFC take out?

Me: No, I don’t think so. Maybe I just need to bake something or cook, and then I’ll be back to normal.

H: Don’t you like that? You don’t have an appetite – that means this is your chance to lose weight. Try taking smoothies and fruits.

Me: I would love it if my stomach would accept anything, but I don’t crave… and worst, I don’t feel hungry.

H: Well, maybe it’s not food that you’ve been looking for.

Me: Not food? Then what?

H: A book – maybe you left your soul in that bookstore when you decided to leave that book behind.

Me: Maybe. Maybe.

See how brilliant she is?

Still, I have not returned to the bookstore. But I know that I will… soon. And let’s see.

Fast forward to the baking and results:

Over the weekend, I tried baking; hoping the light in me will come back.

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(The above part was written during my ‘abnormal’ days. I am my usual self now; thank you for all get-well messages and wishes.)

Red Velvet Crinkle Sandwiches

  • Servings: 20-22 crinkles
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients: thenotsocreativecook-RedVelvetCrinkles-IG2

For the crinkles:

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp of baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp white sugar
  • ¼ cup + 1 tbsp butter, unsalted, softened to room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp red food coloring (you may need to add more to achieve the desired brightness)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

For the cream cheese filling:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar (or more if desired)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions:

For the crinkles:

  1. In a bowl, add in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix and set aside. In another bowl, add in softened butter and white sugar. Beat until pale and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  2. Gradually add one egg at a time, mixing after each addition.
  3. Add in vanilla, milk, vinegar and red food coloring.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix just until incorporated.
  5. Cover the cookie dough with cling wrap and place in the fridge for about 2 hours up to overnight.
  6. While doing the next steps, time to preheat your oven to 350 F and prepare baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. When the dough is firm enough, scoop out about 1 tbsp and form into balls.
  8. Roll on powdered sugar until fully coated and place on the prepared parchment  lined baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 9-10 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and let them rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  11. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before filling.

For the cream cheese filling: 

  1. In a bowl, add in softened cream cheese and vanilla.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar while the beater is running. Make sure to scrape down the sides to avoid lumps. Add salt and mix again.
  3. Continue adding and mixing the sugar when desired consistency is achieved.

NOW, get one crinkle, spread some heavenly cream cheese filling, get another crinkle and sandwich them together.

Source recipe: Hey Porridge!

Even without appetite, I still managed to eat a sandwich and two crinkles. 😛 Believe me, these sandwiches were amazing – the crinkles itself were not too sweet and the filling was really, really good. If only I had my appetite on the highest level during that day, I would have never given those to my friends and co-workers. 😀

These crinkle sandwiches made my co-worker’s kids very much happy. ❤

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Apart from baking over the weekend, I enjoyed watching movies – Robocop, The Other Woman (my favorite among the movies I watched and this is a funny movie), Rio 2… and I watched Catching Fire again… and my reaction while watching the movie was it’s like I am seeing it for the first time, which btw, makes it  my first favorite movie among the previous I have mentioned. 😀

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So what’s the favor I want from you?

I will be away from the computer from the beginning of September and maybe…. maybe it will last for a month. I wish I could tell you that I am going on vacation, but I don’t think I could call it as one. I am just taking a break and vacation is not a right term. And let’s just say – I have a situation. Hopefully, I’d be able to open my blog and catch up with what’s happening.

Considering that I might not be able to prepare something to keep my blog running for the whole month of September, I NEED VOLUNTEERS to do guest post for me. If I make an invitation one by one, I don’t think if I will finish emailing everyone and I don’t think if I’ll have enough time to prepare to schedule the posts. And volunteers sound awesome and exciting. 😀

Requirements? No pork and alcohol.

And oh, I need your guest posts to be emailed to me maximum by August 23 so I would have a time to schedule them and email you back when it will go live.

So, what do you say? Who would love to be my guest? 😀 Send me an email. 😉

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PS: I will still try to work on my blogger series and Tricky Tuesdays. If in case that I don’t receive an email for the guest post, then I guess I’ll be MIA for one month.

I hope you enjoy these crinkle sandwiches and you find these enticing enough for you to send me an email and tell me that you’d love to be my guest. 😀

Thank you to the ever kind, Angie, and to our co-hosts.

Happy FF#28!

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Enjoy the weekend and enjoy the party!!

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100 thoughts on “Red Velvet Crinkle Sandwiches

  1. Oh poor baby you! I hope you are well now… Those red velvet sandwiches look awesome Jhuls.

    I am in for a guest post and have an Apple Honey Nuts Galette ready to be shared. Will save it for you :).

    Love
    Sonal

    1. Yay! Thank you, Sonal. The order for publishing the guest post will be like “first in-first out”. So whoever emails me the guest post first, that will be up for first post. 😉 Fair enough.

    1. I am already 100% back to normal, Suzanne. Thank you so much. 😀
      These are indeed beautiful and happy. Hope you could try this some other time. Have a lovely week. ❤

  2. oh Jhuls dear…glad that you got back your appetite…its very worst if you don’t have a craving to eat..me too going through the same nw since 2 days..so no cooking at all!!my blog is starving…:-(
    would seriously look for your Guest post..InshaAllah myself also would be away from blogging the coming months..

  3. Oh my, these little crinkle sandwiches are amazing! So pleased that they helped you find your way back to food. 🙂 I know for sure that these will be such a hit with the Fiesta Friday crowd – watch them disappear in an instant!
    I really do hope that all is okay with you Jhuls.

    1. Aww, thank you so much, Margot. Everything is okay with me. I wish the same to you. ❤

      These beauties really disappeared quickly. 😀 Thanks for co-hosting again. I hope you have an amazing week. ❤

  4. I’m glad to see you’re feeling better Jhuls, hope you’ve been treating yourself to some yummy things to celebrate! These cookie sandwiches look amazing, I definitely need these in my life!
    I would definitely be happy to do a guest post for you, I’d be honored if you’d have me in fact! I’ll drop you an email by the end of the day x

    1. I am treating myself with cheesecake, Michelle. 😀 And I celebrated with Captain America and Spidey. Oh! You have to see Spidey! 🙂

      Thanks, Michelle! I’d be waiting for your email. ❤

      1. ooh what a great way to celebrate! What did you think of captain america?
        They were playing spidey on the plane on my flight home and i was going to watch it but thought I wouldn’t enjoy it as much if i watched it for the first time on a 6 inch screen haha! So I just watched Captain America twice lol.

        1. I wished I had seen it in a big screen. First few minutes and incredibly awesome!! I will watch it again the next weekend… also together with Spiderman again. 😀

  5. Jhuls, I hope you are feeling very much better, and take the time away from blogging to recharge. I will try to send you something that you can use as a guest post! In the meantime, I hope you can stay for this week’s Fiesta Friday for a bit, as we love having you here! 🙂

    1. Aww! Thank you so much, Saucy. I may expect your email then. 😀 Thanks for co-hosting again. I am staying until the end of August and I might be able to check in by next month. 🙂

  6. I’m loving the contrast of the red and white on these crinkle cookies! Let me know if you still need a guest post, but it seems like you have many helpful readers who volunteered already 🙂

    1. I could use as many volunteers, Giselle – it’s happier like that. So I could keep my blog running even I am not around. 😀 I’d be expecting your email then. 😉 Thank you so much, Giselle. ❤

  7. What a wonderful thing to bring to the party! I love it!!!! I am a huge red velvet fan…probably more than I should. 🙂 I am so happy to party this week after missing so many!!! Nice to be back in the blogging world again. I have missed it. Have an awesome weekend!!!!!! ♥♥♥ -Kloe

    1. Glad to know that, Kloe. Enjoy these red velvet crinkle sandwiches and take as many as you like. 😀 Also, I am glad that you are here at the Fiesta today. Have an awesome weekend as well. ❤

  8. Jhuls, Thank you so much for bringing such a fabulous sweet treat to the party! I am glad that you’re getting to take some time away and focus on the important and self-restorative things it sounds that you need, my dear. We will miss you, but want to give you all the time you need to be at the bestest level of Jhuls! That being said, I would be happy to help! Do you still need guest bloggers?

    1. Ohhh, thank you so much, Lina. I will miss everyone, too. It’s not yet final – I mean the MIA thing (I will confirm on the last week of August), but I’d love to have you as my guest. I’d be waiting your email. I am really touched, Lina. Thank you so much!! ❤

  9. Hey Jhuls, what a great looking recipe! I’m a sucker for anything red velvet. And your cousin is awesome – what book did you leave behind? I’ll try to put together a post for you before the deadline. Will email you 🙂 hope your time off goes well and that we hear from you in sept.

    1. Well, I wanted to take the books “The Maze Runner” series, “Me Before You” and that book “A Husband’s Secret”. Though I have ebooks of the first choice and the second one, holding a book is still something. 😀 I decided to go back for the third book after the good reviews I have read.

      Yay! Thank you, Indira. I’d be waiting for your email. 🙂 Happy FF to you!

  10. I’m so happy to hear you are feeling yourself again :))) and these crinkle sandwiches look amazing!! So cool!!! xxxxx I’d be happy to do a post for you if you still need volunteers xx

  11. These look sooo wonderful! And I love the colour too – I like that you could change it for a themed party – maybe blue ones for a baby shower for a little boy? (I have one to attend soon so thinking about food themes!) I am totally bribed. I would love to do a guest post for you, if you think my writing (and photography!) is up to scratch?

    1. Blue Velvet Crinkles sound good, Anna. I might try that as well. 😀 And I would love to have you as my guest. I’d be waiting for your email. Thanks a lot in advance. ❤ I hope you enjoy your weekend. ❤

      1. Fantastic! Thanks! I am actually definitely making these for a baby shower now, but we don’t know the sex, so there will be blue and pink ones! It’s not til October, but I’ll share the results with you then! You have a lovely weekend too!

    1. Really good to know that, Linda. I would be very pleased to have you as my guest. 😀 I’d be expecting your email. ❤ Thank you so much and I hope you enjoy the weekend. ❤

  12. Wow these look awesome! Sooo pretty! I’ve just bern on a short vacation but stilm have 2.5 weeks off work at home. And I intent to spend a lot of that time in the kitchen. So if you still need volunteers I am happy to help out!

    1. Well, the ‘situation’ is a bit complicated and serious. But I would not take it seriously. 😛 If you still hear something from me on the month of September, maybe that would mean I am in a manageable situation. 😀 Thanks, Gab. I’d be glad to have you as my guest, you know. 😀

  13. Yeahhh! So glad you are back to your normal self, Jhuls!! Good to see you baking again! These look very yummy indeed! Not sure if I can meet your Aug 23rd deadline myself, as I will be on a vacation too. But if I can, I will email you. Happy Fiesta Friday to you! 😀

    1. I’d really love to have you as my guest, Chef Julianna. If you cannot make it on the deadline, I can post it after that. 😉 Thank you so much! Happy FF to you as well.

  14. These look fabulous Jhuls, it took me a while to figure out what they were! I’ve been rubbish at posting over the laat couple of months between being away and a busy work life but I’m going to try and put a post together and email you xx

    1. FF post has always been a challenge to me since I got very busy with life and work. But I just can’t miss FF. 😀

      Aww, thank you so much, Melissa. No pressure; just when have an extra extra time and effort to work on the guest post. 🙂

  15. These look DELICIOUS Jhuls- if these aren’t enough to get an appetite back on track, I don’t know what are. They’ve certainly whet mine. Thanks for bringing them to this week’s FF 🙂

  16. Yum Yum Yum! They look amazing. I have made, but not with the cream filling. That makes them even yummier! And I’d be happy to do a guest post if you’d like. I will email you 🙂

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