Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Generally I like to bake everything from scratch, refusing to use boxed mixes. But these look soooo goood! I also don't buy a lot of foods with artificial coloring in them, but I do love that red velvet cake once in a while. Even if you make it from scratch, red velvet cake has tons of red coloring in it. Several artificial colors are derived from coal tar, if that helps you understand why I don't like them. I suppose a little coal tar for the sake of beautiful cakes is permissible. So I think I may have to make these cookies. Plus they go so well with the new blog colors. Find the recipe at Bakerella.

Also, for a similar cookie in pumpkin, try Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. I've made these before, and they're delicious.