Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Red Velvet Cookies!

I don't know about you, but Red velvet Cake ranks high on the list of beloved desserts in this house.  My mother made it years ago with an 8 minute-on-the-stove-icing to die for!  We all loved it and requested it for our collective birthdays.  When she passed away, I have made it for various family members and friends....with sometimes curious results!  It usually ends up being really flat!  I have never figured out what I do wrong, but that is the way it is.  I have cut those cakes in half and have made them 4 layer cakes with LOTS of icing in order to make them look normal, but alas, I am a failure in that department. When the RVC mix came out, I was thrilled...I could fake it!
Monday, friends came to visit from Chicago.  Wanting to make dinner a little special I was looking for something different for dessert. I found this favorite cake mix, good looking, easy recipe on another blog, and since I was babysitting too, it fit the bill.  Sorry, if this is from your blog, I'd love to give credit where due, but I don't remember where I read it!
 Recipe....1 red velvet cake mix add two eggs and 1 stick of butter, mix well, dough is stiff.

 Spoon onto buttered baking sheet.  I used an ice cream scoop because it makes a more uniform cookie.  Bake at 350* for about 10 minutes.
 Then onto icing! yum!...Mix 8oz cream cheese with 1 stick of butter and 1 lb powered sugar. (I  used less, prob 3/4c or so...)
 Fresh out of the oven....
 Icing mixed...
 Spread icing on cookies.....
 and VIOLA!
 Red Velvet Cookies!!! .....(and they were dang good!)


Robin said...

YES! I think I showed the cookie sandwich, but your icing looks FANTASTIC! I think I will have to borrow that from you! YUMMY!!

acorn hollow said...

yummmm thanks for your visit and comment and your right so many recipes and so little time.

Crawford Family said...

Those looke delish! I think I might have to try those in our Christmas baking.

thanks for sharing. :)

yaya said...

Nice cookies Donna! They look yummy and I know I'll be trying out this recipe!

Beth Dunn said...

They look SO yummy!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

OH my I am at the library now and this has made me so hungry. lol
Gosh these look so good. I may have to try these myself.
Don't you hate it when you can't remember what site you saw something on. Drives me crazy but I do it all the time.

Phil and Amanda said...

I saw the title of this blog and thought YUMM!! The pictures look delicous but still probably don't do them justice! I m stealing this idea! Or maybe I'll make them in the little mini muffins to take to my moms for Christmas. They look pretty festive too!