Valentine’s Treats for Your Sweet
Two posts in one day, can you believe it? I’m such a giver; I know. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s a super simple and delicious recipe for Red Velvet Cookies — yes, you read that correctly: Red. Velvet. Cookies.
In less than 30 minutes, you can make a batch of these for your Valentine (even if your Valentine is Jim Beam — only God can judge me).
Red Velvet Cookies
Original recipe at Duncan Hines
MAKES: 24–30 cookies
- 1 box Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 can Pillsbury Creamy Supreme® Cream Cheese frosting
- 1 piping bag or gallon-size resealable plastic bag
- Colored sprinkles (optional)
Seriously — that’s all it takes to create a little piece of heaven.
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Combine one (1) box of Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix, two (2) eggs and one-third (1/3) cup vegetable oil using a hand blender or wire whisk.
- Form teaspoon-size balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet or baking pan about one inch (1″) apart. Slightly pat down the top of each ball.
- Cook for 8–10 minutes (the top of the cookie will crack).
- While cookies cool (about 10 minutes), prepare a piping bag* with frosting.
- Pipe swirls of frosting onto cooled cookies. Top with sprinkles (as desired), and store in an airtight container.
Soldiers lined up for battle.
Baked and almost ready for mah belly.
- Don’t purchase what the cake mix calls for on its box — you only need the above ingredients. Using less oil and mixing without water gives it a cookie-dough texture.
- *You can make your own piping bag using a gallon-size resealable plastic bag. Turn bag inside out, and form it over your hand. Scoop frosting by the handful and seal bag. Snip a small opening off the corner for piping.
Lefties are all right!
These are guaranteed to be a new favorite treat for Jim (or Jack or Johnnie or Jose).
BOOM. Baking, son.
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These look so good! Saving this recipe — thanks for sharing!
Thanks for reading! I’ve made them a dozen or so times, and I always get high praise. I’m sure Jim and the fam would love them too 🙂
They are so yummy! Wish I had some now – but just ate a cannoli!
I’ll have to make them when I’m home for Easter … red is an Easter color, right?
You’ll have to be my taste tester tomorrow — I couldn’t let myself get into them tonight!