Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day: Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Are you feeling the pressure to bake up some Valentine's Day treats? And, everywhere you look, you're seeing red as in red velvet everything. Although I'm a fan of Red Velvet Cake, Red Velvet Brownies, and Red Velvet Cake Balls, I just didn't want to tackle any of those this weekend. Since I loved the Brownie Crackles I made at Christmas, I thought I would make Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies using a recipe that I adapted from the Duncan Hines web site. Cupid would be proud!

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

6 tbsp. butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. corn starch
1 box Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix
2 large eggs
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt butter and set aside to cool. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and corn starch. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, place the cake mix, eggs, and butter. Stir together until well blended. Stir in the chocolate chips. Form the dough into 1-inch balls and drop into the powdered sugar. Coat completely and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Cool on rack.

Finally going to make some use of this Red Velvet cake mix from Duncan Hines.

My first step was to melt 6 tbsp. of butter in the microwave and then I let it sit in the microwave and cool while I worked on the next step. I put one cup of powdered sugar in a small bowl.

Mix in one tsp. of corn starch and set aside.

I started the cookie batter by pouring the cake mix in a large mixing bowl.

Since, I was stirring the batter instead of using a mixer, I beat the eggs in a separate cup before adding to the cake mix. I wanted to make sure the eggs were beaten well to prevent chewy ribbons of eggs going throughout my cookies. Yuck!

Stir in the eggs and cooled, melted butter. The batter will be thick! Where's the red?

OK, so it's more like maroon than red but I'll just go with it.

I decided to be creative and add a half cup of mini chocolate chips. I would have added more but this is all of the mini chips I had so I wanted to use them up. But, I would have loved to have added white chocolate chips. That would have been beautiful! Make yourself a note to buy white chocolate chips!

Drop and roll!

Place on the parchment-lined baking sheet and bake 9-11 minutes. I actually took mine out at the 9-minute mark.

Cookies for your sweetheart or yourself!

Happy Valentine's Day!!


  1. Kim...what a fabulous idea for a Valentine (or even Christmas) cookie! I love all-things red velvet :)


  2. Awesome quick and easy recipe. I might need to try these out! Thanks!

  3. I love this recipe! My sister loves red velvet and might have to make these for her!

  4. These did turn out to be good. I liked the mini chocolate chips in there. I would have loved to have had some white chocolate chips instead. They would have been gorgeous!

  5. They sure look beautiful and yummy!

  6. I have lots and lots of Southern Living, Taste of Home, maybe even a Gooseberry Patch (as well as other) annual and holiday cook books at home that I need to get rid of. I just have way too many. I used to have an addiction to buying them. Some don't even have the spine cracked open. Do you know where I might be able to sell these, at a discounted price of course.


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