Red Velvet Cookies


I think these are officially the 5th cookie of the year – baked back in February!

These cookies fall along the lines of ‘shortcut cookies’ that I honestly don’t love to make, but sometimes living in California makes me feel lazy because I’d rather go to the beach and make wonky sand castles with my kids than bake (completely) from scratch. I am trying to get out of that funk, but in the meantime, these shortcut cookies are pretty awesome. Wee One #2 ate way more than she ever usually does and I know I overdid it.

Just a heads up, if you make these from certain brands of cake mix *cough Duncan Hines cough*, you may experience some red pee. Like hours later when you’re at the aquarium with your littlest little and your friend Katie and her oldest little and then you take a bathroom break and come out and go OHMIGOSH Katie I’m dying and then she reminds you how many red velvet cookies you ate and you Google it in the car on the way home to be sure. No? Am I projecting? Ahem. Just try not to eat excessive amounts of these babies and you should be fine. 😉

Red Velvet Cookies

1 box red velvet cake mix
2 tablespoons flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
~1 cup confectioner’s sugar (for rolling)

Pretty standard cake mix cookies, really. Preheat to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix together the cake mix and flour. Then stir in the eggs, oil and vanilla. Mix, mix, mix!

Roll into 1″ balls and coat in confectioner’s sugar. Arrange 2″ apart on your baking sheet and flatten with a glass dipped in confectioner’s sugar.

Bake for about 10 minutes (check the first batch at 7 minutes), let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before cooling them on a wire rack.

Red Velvet Cookies


1 Comment

  1. Mutant Supermodel  •  May 8, 2013 @2:03 pm

    I kinda live for shortcut cookies. May have to remember to try these!

    They are such a shortcut they hardly count as baking! 🙂

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