In honor of Valentines Day, here is a yummy yummy (yummy) red velvet cookie recipe. I made these over the weekend because I had to take a snack to church on Sunday. Why I always try new recipes when I have to take them somewhere, I have no idea. Maybe the pressure to make them taste good helps. These were gone so fast! Just a note that I made a double batch, so the pictures will show double of everything.
You need a box of Red Velvet cake mix, 1/2 cup or one stick of butter (at room temperature), 8 oz. of cream cheese (at room temperature), one egg, half a bag of white chocolate chips, and a tsp of vanilla.
Preheat your oven to 350. Put the butter and the cream cheese into a bowl and mix together with a mixer. How I wish I had a KitchenAid Mixer!!
Add in one egg and 1 tsp of vanilla and mix well. Again, I did a double batch. Only add one egg.
Next, mix in the package of red velvet cake mix until it is well incorporated. It starts getting thick and sticky.
Once it’s all mixed, use a spatula to mix in the half a bag of white chocolate chips.
After this, I stuck it in the fridge for a few hours to chill. It makes it much easier to roll into balls. You don’t have to do this. You can drop them on the cookie sheet from a spoon but I am a perfectionist and wanted mine to be pretty. Roll them into about 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. I use the rubber non-stick mats on mine.
Bake them for 10-12 minutes until the outside is cooked but the inside is still soft. Place on a wire rack to cool.
While they are still warm you can also push a Hershey’s kiss or hug onto the top. These are so soft and gooey and yummy. They would make a perfect treat for your honey or for your child’s teacher.