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-

Ingredients:
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!

ENJOY!

-Megan




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.


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