Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies

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.

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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!!

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Add in one egg and 1 tsp of vanilla and mix well. Again, I did a double batch. Only add one egg.

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Next, mix in the package of red velvet cake mix until it is well incorporated. It starts getting thick and sticky.

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Once it’s all mixed, use a spatula to mix in the half a bag of white chocolate chips.

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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.Image

Bake them for 10-12 minutes until the outside is cooked but the inside is still soft. Place on a wire rack to cool.

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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.

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