Updated: Dec 22, 2018
With just 3 days left I wanted to share a quick and easy treat you can do with the family!
Though I bake all year long there is something about baking for the holidays that gives a warm and fuzzy feeling. Baking cookies with my mom was, and still is, a Christmas tradition. As the years pass, I find that time seems to be speeding up and before you know it Christmas Day arrives whether you are ready or not!
Sugar cookies are a classic when it comes to the holiday season but one of my family's favorite flavors is red velvet! I wanted to combine the two and came across Rachel Gurk's awesome Red Velvet Cookie recipe! The recipe calls for more powdered sugar and cornstarch but I found there was a lot left over. Even with cutting it in half I still had left over. I plan on making these again soon so I put the left over in an airtight container and put it in the fridge.
The recipe also calls for rolling the dough into balls. If you have any molds you can use them for fun shapes. You could even roll out the dough and use cookie cutters! I had a flower mold that I used for half of the dough and the other half I rolled into balls.
Super easy and you can do this with the kids!
What you will need:
(Adapted from original recipe*)
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Cornstarch
6 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix
2 Eggs, beaten
Preheat oven to 375°F
In a shallow bowl, mix together powdered sugar and cornstarch with a fork or small whisk. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine butter, cake mix, and beaten eggs by hand using a sturdy spoon. When combined, roll into balls about 1-inch in diameter. Roll cookie in powdered sugar mixture and transfer to a baking sheet, about 12 per sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 1-2 minutes on baking sheet before moving to a cooking rack. Store in airtight container.
*Original recipe can be found here: https://www.foodfanatic.com/recipes/red-velvet-cookies-recipe/
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