Sunday, April 3, 2011

Red Velvet COOKIES!!

Yummy cookieeeeee.

So we're all used to seeing red velvet in terms of cake, but what if they were cookies?!

Thanks to Heather from Whipperberry for the recipe. Here is the recipe, and a few of my own details:

Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips (makes sixteen 3-inch cookies)

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
  • 2 sticks softened butter (or margarine)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips (I used the Nestle baking morsels)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Using an electric mixer (I used a hand mixer), mix the butter until fluffy.
  3. Mix in cake mix and flour. Don't pour it all in at once; mix gradually. I poured in about a quarter of the cake mix and flour in at a time. This way, it's cleaner and the flour/cake mix don't fly everywhere when you start mixing.
  4. Add egg and mix. As soon as you add the egg, the mixture will turn the familiar red velvet color and the dough will form. At this point, your dough will probably get stuck to the beaters of your mixer (is that what they're called? The beaters?). Just scrape the dough off your mixer and dump it back into the bowl.
  5. Add as many white chocolate chips as you want. The recipe I followed recommends 2 cups but I wasn't measuring; it's easier to just eyeball it and stop adding chocolate when you think you've got enough. Fold in the chocolate chips with a spoon! Don't use the mixer; your dough will get stuck onto the beaters (paddles? I should find out what they're called.)
  6. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for an hour. This makes dough easier to work with later. If you skip the chilling, then the cookies will spread more.
  7. Use a cookie scooper (or an ice cream scoop works fine too) to scoop out balls of dough. Now you've got equal amounts of dough, so everything will bake evenly. Flatten the balls into a patty shape and bake! I put mine about 1 inch apart from each other on the sheet, but I guess this depends on the size of your cookie patty. Baking time varies depending on the size of your cookies. Mine took 20 minutes, but start by baking for 10 minutes, and bake for 3 more minutes at a time until yours are done.
Dough wrapped, ready for chilling.
My brother isn't showing his teeth because he's
self-conscious about recently losing his two front upper teeth!

Dough balls! Don't forget to flatten them a little first.
The cookies come out almost cake-like. They're really soft, so make sure you let them cool before you move them. Otherwise, they'll break easily :(

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