|Holy cookies, Batman!|
One of my Florida State besties [Hi Amanda!] sent me a little Christmas cookie lovin’ this year and introduced me to the wonderful world of red velvet cookies. Ho. Ly. Cow. Her recipe seemed entirely too easy to be true, so I grabbed a box of cake mix and dragged my baking-challenged butt into the kitchen to whip up a batch.
Red Velvet Cake Cookies
- 1 box of red velvet cake mix
- 1 cup of all purpose flour [use only ½ cup if you want them a little sweeter!]
- ½ cup of unsweetened applesauce
- 1.5-2 cups of white chocolate chips
- 1.5 sticks of butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- alternate butter to applesauce ratio: 1 sick of butter and 1 cup of applesauce for fluffier, cake-like cookies.
- Feeling fancy? Try them with [this] yummy frosting and sandwich the cookies with a little frosting center for a festive holiday cookie sandwich.
- Leave butter out to soften and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Once softened, beat with a hand-mixer until fluffy.
- Next, slowly add flour and cake mix until incorporated.
- Add your egg and mix completely.
- Fold in white chocolate and roll dough into 1 inch balls.
- Place on a bare cookie sheet and bake for approx 10 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a cooling rack.
- Fluffing these up with applesauce has the potential to make cakey, whoope pie-like cookies that would taste awesome with some light frosting/cream/froyo in the middle!
So… how were they!? True story: I didn’t expect these to be edible. So when every time I turned around P had a cookie in his mouth, hand, and/or pocket… I took it as a sign that I indeed actually baked a cookie. Though it was a total cheat-cookie. My goal is to eventually be baking savvy enough to make natural, from-scratch breads, cookies, and such for gifting and parties and so forth. Though I don’t mind being the veggie girl at parties and pot-lucks =) If there’s one thing everyone needs more of – It’s veggies! =)
Though Paul insists that he needs more cookies.