Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

You probably know already that I hate to bake.  Multiple ingredients and all that measuring just doesn't interest me very much.  I make the exception with a few recipes since I really do love baked goods and homemade is so much tastier than store-bought.

I especially love recipes that start with a boxed cake mix.  Those recipes make it so much easier for this grumpy baker!

Occasionally, when Joe runs out to pick up the Sunday paper, he'll surprise me with a red velvet muffin stuffed with a sweet cream cheese filling.  They are a rare treat, since a lot of time they are sold out by the time Joe he gets there.

Ever since I first started making Gooey Butter Cookies (another cake mix cookie), I've been wanting to try them using a red velvet cake mix in place of my usual yellow and chocolate cake mixes.  I just never got around to trying it.  When it came time to make cookies to take to our family's annual Christmas Eve party, I made it a point to try the Red Velvet Cookies.

Just as I suspected, they were a success!  The only thing that would make them better is if they were frosted or filled with a cream cheese frosting!

Here's a quick picture that I snapped with my phone just before packing them into the tin before we left for the party.

Red Velvet  Cake Mix Cookies

  • Box Red Velvet Cake Mix 
  • 1 egg
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 
  • 1 stick butter, softened 
  • powdered sugar 
  • In a bowl, combine cake mix, egg, cream cheese and butter until well combined.  
  • Cover the cookie dough and chill overnight (or at least 4 hours).  
  • Roll dough into balls, then roll in powdered sugar.  
  • Bake in a 350* oven for 9-12 minutes.  

I'm linking this recipe to the following blog carnivals and linky parties:


Sinea Pies said...

Thanks so much, Alison, for linking this recipe in my Blog Hop! They look so pretty and sound delicious!

Sinea from Ducks 'n a Row

Mrs. Tucker said...

These look good. As it happens, tomorrow my post is on to-die-for brownies made from a mix with some homemade frosting. Come back in the morning and drool!

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