With their gorgeous red color and sprinkling of powdered sugar, these soft, chewy cookies are perfect for Valentine's Day. And they're so easy to whip up using a boxed cake mix, they're worth making any time of year.
Filed under Desserts, Holidays
1 box red velvet cake mix
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar (for rolling the cookies, about 3/4 cup)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a large baking sheet, or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, stir together the cake mix and flour until well mixed. Stir in the eggs, oil and vanilla and mix until smooth. Form dough into 1-inch balls, then roll in the powdered sugar to coat. Place on prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart and bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are set and cookies begin to crack. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 2-3 minutes before moving to wire racks to cool completely.
If you need a last minute Valentine's Day treat, then this is the cookie for you. Using a box cake mix is a fabulous shortcut, especially when it comes to red velvet. If you've ever tried making red velvet batter from scratch, you know it takes about a gallon of red dye. Plus, cake mix cookies are always soft and chewy, just the way cookies should be. And did I mention these are quick and easy? My kids kept pressuring me to get a picture taken so they could eat more!
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Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod
Nutrition information and Weight Watchers points availabe at My Recipe Magic.