Each holiday I have my list of go-to goodie recipes that are family favorites, but I also add some new recipes to the mix. I bake quite a large amount of goodies every year for friends, family and business professionals I work with. Gifts from the heart and kitchen are ones that always touch the soul!
This year I experimented with a few new cookie recipes, including one for Red Velvet cookies. This recipe uses a red velvet cake mix with pudding in the mix and is similar to gooey butter cake- which you just can’t go wrong with. It’s become our 2015 holiday favorite cookie, hope your family enjoys it just as much.
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
1 package Red Velvet Cake Mix
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 large egg
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined, then add the cake mix and continue mixing until a dough forms. The dough will be very thick. Fold in chocolate chips.
Place powdered sugar in a bowl. Form one inch dough balls and roll the dough in the powdered sugar to coat throughly. Place cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for 11 minutes, until the centers are set. Cool on a wire rack then dust with powdered sugar.