Monday, April 4, 2011

Red Velvet Cookies

Now I realize that this recipe might not be new, but my love of red velvet cake (in it's many forms) is. So I found a recipe that my friend had for Devils food cake that she used to make homemade Oreo cookies and applied it to red velvet cake. Here is what I got-

2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
1 package of red velvet cake mix

1)Combine all three ingredients in a mixing bowl using a lot of elbow grease ;) This will be a very thick mixture but if you stir it long enough it won't be dry.

2) Roll balls of dough into about the size of a walnut (or bigger depending on your preference) Place balls about 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

3)Bake in the oven at 375 for about 8 minutes. Now I don't know if my oven bakes hot or it has something to do with my high altitude but it takes about 6 to 7 minutes for mine. You want to remove them from the oven while they're still a bit doughy. Once you see the tops of the cookie crack it's just about time. I personally love these cookies to be on the softer side.

4)Now some of you may pass judgement on me for this. But I frosted my cookies with store bought cream cheese frosting. I'm sure their are plenty of great homemade recipes that would go wonderfully with this, but I was honestly just too anxious to try a cookie to take the time. So I say as long as you use some form of a cream cheese frosting on it they'll be amazing!

**You could sandwich them together like with the homemade Oreo's. But I personally think these cookies are rich enough with just one!



Jensa here...I did sandwich mine and MAN were they delicious! Thanks for the easy recipe Megan. For my cream cheese frosting I whipped together:

8 oz. cream cheese (room temp)
1/4 cup butter (room temp)
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

The frosting hardens when the cookies are stored in the refrigerator.