Oh HI friends…. it’s been a while.
While I meant to post these babies just in time for Valentine’s Day… that just never happened… so you’re getting them now! I mean really, who doesn’t love Red Velvet ANYDAY!? There’s no rule saying you can only eat it for V-Day. Am I right?
I actually searched far and wide for the perfect cookies to make the boys for Valentine’s Day. Everything I found was either too chocolately or just too complicated. After stumbling across a semi-homemade Paula Deen recipe for which I only had to buy ONE thing at the grocery store… I knew I found a winner.
I do have to mention the color of my hands after rolling the dough… OMG! It looked like I was experiencing some disgusting type of Stigmata. So, make sure you keep your hands to yourself and wear your apron for this recipe!
Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies
Adapted from Paula Deen
1 (8-ounce) brick Cream Cheese, room temperature
1 stick Butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 (18-ounce) box moist Red Velvet Cake Mix (unprepared!)
Powdered Sugar, for dusting
1. Preheat the oven to 350. Prepare two cookie sheets with parchment or silpat.
2. With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the egg, and then the vanilla extract and beat. Add in the cake mix and beat. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for two hours (this makes it easier to roll the batter into cookie balls!).
3. Put about 1/2-1 cup powdered sugar in a small bowl or plate. Roll the chilled batter into Tablespoon sized balls. Roll them into the powdered sugar, covering the ball. Place on the cookie sheets.
4. Bake for 12 minutes. Cool completely as they will still be super soft and gooey. Once they are cool sprinkle with the leftover powdered sugar.
We really enjoyed these cookies! Next time, I’d like to make them but top them with some cream cheese frosting or glaze and sprinkles. How pretty would that be?
The cookies indeed, as Paula mentioned… SUPER gooey and melty and delicious.
This recipe can be found at this week’s Foodie Friends Friday!!