Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Red Velvet Rich and Creamy Cookies

Here's another starter recipe that is easy and delicious!  These are just so easy to make and they're guaranteed to disappear as soon as you put them out too!  I don't think I've ever used so many Betty Crocker mixes as I have lately.  I do have to say that every recipe I've made from this cookie mix has been delicious and easy. I also find this a much more economical way to make cookies.  I think this is a great way to cut costs without sacrificing that home baked taste. 

School here let's out early tomorrow and the kids don't go back until Jan 3rd.  My son is very excited to be off from school and I am very happy to have some time off from work. 
1 pouch (1 lb. 5 oz) Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon red food coloring
1 egg
1/4 cup chopped nuts, optional (I used colored sugar)
Cream cheese frosting (You can use the canned from Betty Crocker or your own.)

Heat over to 375 degrees F.  In a large bowl, stir cookie mix, cocoa, butter, sour cream, food color and egg until soft dough forms.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until set.  Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
Frost cooled cookies with frosting.  Sprinkle with nuts (if using) or colored sugar.  Store tightly covered at room temperature.
Makes 36 cookies (approximately).

5 comments:

Mal said...

yum, I love red velvet (especially with cream cheese frosting!)

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Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Mmmmnn! Love red velvet and it sounds really good as a cookie. Enjoy your time off!

Cassie said...

Those look absolutely delicious! I love a good red velvet cookie!

Jenn said...

I get the whole week between Christmas and New Years off too!! I'm probably just as excited, if not more, than your son! lol
The cookies look amazing.. I can always taste them!! YUM!

Katy ~ said...

I like the idea of using cake mixes for cookies...they make a wonderful soft cookie..and the mixes are versatile. Terrific looking cookie. You are a STAR!!

Best wishes for 2012, always, all ways!