Red velvet…it’s my weakness. Cake, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, I want just about anything they can make with that rich, delicious red velvet flavor. In fact, we often go out to brunch at a place that actually makes red velvet pancakes with tiny chocolate chips in them and a whipped cream cheese spread. They are unreal. Absolutely unreal. Much more desert than breakfast, but every once in a while, that’s okay, right? Moderation, my friends, moderation.
So with Valentine’s Day coming up, I decided to put a new twist on the cake mix cookie that I made back in November, by making Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies. Just like those pancakes that I love so much, I threw in a couple chocolate chips and made them sandwich cookies with a cream cheese filling. Unlike so many red velvet recipes that come out dry and flavorless, these cookies are really moist. And the cream cheese flavor compliments the red velvet perfectly. So rich and delicious, you might not want to save any for your valentine. It’s okay, I won’t blame you.
You Will Need:
1 Red Velvet box cake mix
3 large eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 can cream cheese frosting
Step 1 – Preheat oven to 375 and line cookie sheet with foil.
Step 2 – Combine cake mix, eggs, oil, and chocolate chips in a medium size mixing bowl and stir until well combined. This batter will be thick and somewhat hard to stir.
Step 3 – Scoop dough out on to cookie sheet, leaving an inch or two between cookies.
Step 4 – Bake for 13-15 minutes. These cookies took longer to cook than my other cake mix cookies (those were done in 8-10 minutes), but because these cookies are red it can be hard to tell if the cookies are browning on the edges. My advice is to keep an eye on them while their baking and only bake them until they look done on the top, no longer than 15 minutes. If you think for a second that they are burning, take them out of the oven! Once they are done, remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely.
Enjoy! And try to save one (or two?) for your valentine!