Red Velvet Cookies

My Christmas cooking kicks off with a recipe I’ve been wanting to try since I was 9 years old…I can’t believe I’ve waited nearly 20 years for something so easy, so tasty and so pretty! Does anyone else have a ton of bookmarked cook books, magazine clippings and pins that you never get around to trying? I might make it a New Year’s Resolution to try a recipe from my stockpile once a week.

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

But let’s get back to the cookies on hand! These cookies start with a boxed cake mix so they couldn’t be quicker. They bake up moist and chewy with lovely crinkles on top. And who doesn’t love the combination of red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting? Delicious anytime, but especially festive during the holidays!

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

I can’t wait to try other flavor combinations. Spice cake with cream cheese frosting is another favorite of mine, and a light, luscious lemon would be supreme.

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:Red Velvet Cookies (5)

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered (confectioners) sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment or silicone mats.

In a large mixing bowl, beat cake mix, eggs and oil until well combined. Dough will be stiff. Roll into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on prepared pans. Flatten balls slightly. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until set around edges. Cookies will be very puffy, but flatten as they cool. Remove to wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in vanilla. Slowly incorporate powdered sugar, then whip until light and fluffy. Pipe or spread onto the bottom side of half the cookies. Top with remaining cookies to form sandwiches.

Yield: about 2 dozen sandwiches

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home, Dec/Jan 1996

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

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