Red Velvet Cookie Stacks

Red Velvet Cookie Stacks

Welcome to more of Whipping Cream Week. I thought I would share some ways to use the cream you have in your fridge right now. You know we all do it. We buy a carton of cream for something then we pop it in the fridge and forget about it. Well not any more people. Pull out those cartons and have at it. You can make things like Red Velvet Cookie Stacks with Red Velvet Whipping Cream with that spare cream in your fridge. By the end of the week I hope I have you running out to buy extra whipping cream instead of forgetting about it in the back of your fridge. I mean look at these beautiful Red Velvet Cookie Stacks people. How can you go wrong? Well except if you press your finger into one the stacks by mistake while trying to take photos. But we’ll just keep that between you and me right!

We just got done watching Survivor. Love that show. I’ve watched every episode of every season since it began. It’s tradition in this household. I am a fan through and through. This season should get interesting. A few too many nutballs on the island. Soon enough one nut is going to crack. Then it gets interesting. I tend to like to watch how people react and cope under different situations. It usually is shocking which ones crack first. It’s always the one you least expect.

In a few minutes we’re going to watch Trouble with the Curve. I adore Clint Eastwood. That man is just a wonder to watch. He’s one of those actors that I think would be so interesting to meet in real life. I would guess he is as down to earth as us normal, non-Hollywood folk. Every interview you see with actors and actresses that have worked with him all say the same thing, he’s a pleasure to work for. Most of his scenes are done in one take. He allows his actors/actresses to play the character without micromanaging them. It just goes to show a positive work environment is a beautiful thing. Calm boss= calm workers. Faith that people will do the job you hired them to do. I dig this guy and admire the way he works. Plus I used to have a massive crush on him so watching his movies is always a joy.

Tomorrow we’re going to go see Identity Thief. I love Melissa  McCarthy from her days as Sookie on Gilmore Girls. We have the same laugh so I feel like maybe we’re long-lost sisters separated at birth or something. What? It could happen. I read in Redbook this fall that she loves to cook. So there’s more proof we’re actually sisters who were ripped apart at birth. I bet if I served her these cookie stacks there would be this moment where we look at each other and she’d be like “Kim” and I’d be all “Melissa” and we would hug and just know we are sisters separated at birth. Then I could co-star in movies with her and hang out with celebrities. Then I’d get this big ego and my new sis would be all “dude you are not the same person any more”. And I’d have to trade in my diamonds and go back to my normal life. Okay so apparently I’ve thought this through way too far and I’m almost a little concerned about my fantasy world now. Anyone have Melissa’s private number? I’ve got a Red Velvet Cookie Stack with her name on it.

Red Velvet Cookie Stacks

Red Velvet Cookie Stacks

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 stacks

Serving Size: 1 stack

Red Velvet Cookie Stacks

Super easy recipe to make cake like cookie stacks using wafer cookies and red velvet whipping cream!

Ingredients

    For the Red Velvet Whipping Cream:
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • Red gel food colouring to desired colour
  • For the Cookie Portion:
  • 12 Mr. Christie's Wafer Cookies

Instructions

    For the Red Velvet Whipping Cream:
  • Place your whipping bowl, beaters and measuring cup in the freezer for about 15 to 30 minutes prior to mixing.
  • Remove items from the freezer and set up the mixer.
  • Use the cold measure cup to measure out your cream, pour into mixer. Add your cocoa. Start on low and gradually increase speed to high as it stops splashing. Whip on high until it's light and fluffy. Now add your confectioners sugar and food colouring and whip until it's incorporated.
  • Transfer to a piping bag with a large tip.
  • Putting it together:
  • I find it helps to pipe a touch of cream onto each plate before placing the first cookie. This will keep the stacks from tipping over later.
  • So pipe icing onto plate, then add a cookie flat side down.
  • Pipe icing onto top then add another cookie.
  • Do this until 6 cookies are stacked. Top with more red velvet whipping cream.
  • Garnish with plain whipping cream and chocolate pieces, if desired.
  • Repeat for stack #2.
  • Set in fridge for at least 4 hours, but I must admit the longer they set up the softer the cookies become and they turn into cake which is what you want. I tend to make mine the night before so mine set up for at least 12 to 18 hours. I like them really soft.
  • Serve with a big old "I just made the easiest cake in the world" smile!

Notes

You can add everything to the whipping cream right at the get go if you like. I just tend to like to whip mine then add more stuff. But it's okay to add it all in first in one step. Just remember to start out really slow on speed or you'll end up with cream and red food colouring all over your kitchen. You can switch out lots of different flavours in this dish. I've done it with coconut too and it's amazing. You can also do this as a full on cake or in small jars. I'll have links in the post to other posts of mine that are variations of this recipe.

http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2013/02/red-velvet-cookie-stacks.html

Red Velvet Cookie Stacks

I love this recipe. If I’m not mistaken the plain version is on the box of cookies you buy at the store. Mr. Christie, now Nabisco World (weird, they will always be Mr. Christie to me!) gets full credit for the idea of turning cookies and whipped cream into a soft moist no bake cake. The inspiration for these cakes dates back to my mom making them when we were kids. I’ve now raised my own kids making variations of the same cake. I love that it’s a tradition in our family. I’ve done many variations on it. You can see my Christmas Coconut Cake and my No Bake Cakes in Jars. I think I posted the cake when I very first started blogging but I think the photo is missing from the G+ incident so I need to replace it. Oh darn, that means I’ll have to whip up another cookie cake. Life is hard.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week. I’ve got precious few days with B-Dude left so going to try to enjoy every moment.

See you tomorrow for more of Whipping Cream Week. If you have not gotten a chance to stop by the Anyday Magic site you should pop by and vote. My Simple Black Forest Cakes are on the site now. So cool to see my recipe up there.

Black Forest Parfaits

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Quick update: I won this round of the Cream Challenge. Thanks to everyone who voted. 

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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Comments

  1. 1

    Yummy! Your pictures are beautiful and I ma loving the stack!!

  2. 3

    These look delicious! I love the pink!

  3. 5

    Ahhh Identity Thief looks so funny-I love Melissa from Sookie on Gilmore Girls too :) I also was a huge Survivor fan and watched every episode from the 1st season–but a couple seasons ago (after Boston Rob won) I left the show, it was just getting dull to me. Plus, I got to see Boston Rob win, my life was complete :P

  4. 8

    Great way to use cream! Gorgeous looking cookies – both the recipe and the photos. I’m not sure I have any cream on hand at the moment (guess I need to check the back of the refrigerator!) but these are worth rushing out to buy some just so I can make them! Good stuff – thanks.

  5. 10

    Kim, you totally cracked me up with your uber-descriptive, borderline-creepy fantasy involving Melissa McMarthy ;) I loved her as Sookie too. Gilmore Girls was the best! I think she’s going to be beefing up security if she ever reads this post, lol. Your red velvet cookie stacks look amazing! I love how simple yet delicious this is. I always have cartons of dairy products in my fridge that go to waste. Thanks for inspiring me to use it all up!

  6. 12

    You’re right, Clint Eastwood is the man! I haven’t seen trouble with the curve yet though. These are so pretty. Why did I not think of red velvet whipped cream before??

    • 13
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      I know right, I still think he’s amazing. And thanks. I love playing with the colour and flavour of whipping cream.

  7. 14

    Cookie stacks? Delish. Love your new red velvet obsession.

  8. 16

    Oh how cute are these?!? And what a way to use whipped cream. Loving all the red velvet you’ve got going on around here lately!

  9. 18

    The heck with the cookies – can I just have a bowl of red velvet whipped cream and a spoon, thank you very much! :-)

  10. 20

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!! I logged on to check if your new design has been put up, and lo and behold, it is here!!!!! Congrats on making the jump, it’s looking lovely.

  11. 22

    What an amazing recipe!!! This would be great for any occasion, in any color!

  12. 24

    I am totally digging whipped cream week. Those stacks want to march right over to my house so I don’t have to make dessert tonight! I love how easy they are to make. Now if I could only find those dang chocolate wafers in FL. So far, no luck.

    • 25
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      I should have brought wafers with me to Florida. We find ours in the either the baking aisle or the cookie aisle. Usually they are in the baking section.

    • 26

      I’m not familiar with the brand mentioned, but Nabisco “Famous Chocolate Wafers” are what I’m going to use. They are usually with the ice cream, of all places! (If not with the cookies)

      • 27
        Kim Beaulieu says:

        It might be the same thing. I’m Canadian so sometimes brands change the name or packaging for us. Any cookie can be used in a stack. I like think wafers since they soften quickly. But I’ve even used thick chocolate chip cookies. I have a stacking obsession. xx

  13. 28

    There is something kookily crazy about your baking and I always love to see what are making next.

  14. 30

    the cookie stacks look good and they sound easy to make. i’m interested in trying them!

  15. 32

    Yum! I’m going to give them a try. You mention making these in coconut…with chocolate, my favorite combination. What do you use to make the coconut whipped cream?

    • 33
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Hey Lisa. You can do it a few ways. You could add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of coconut extract to it. You could make it with coconut milk in lieu of heavy cream. Of you could add coconut flakes to the whipping cream. Hope that helps. Let me know how they turn out. Feel free to fire off a photo to me if you have time. I love seeing stuff people make. It may even show up on the blog in a new feature. xx

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