Food Thursday: Cake Mix Cookies

I’ve been wanting to bake cookies for a while but I can’t decide which kind to make. I was thinking about making these yummy oatmeal cranberry cookies because they are some of my favorites but I don’t have enough oatmeal in the pantry. While I was digging around in there I found a couple boxes of devils food cake mix. Then the idea of cake mix cookies crept into my head. I’ve got some cream cheese frosting in there too so I’m going with a classic combo of cream cheese & chocolate.

Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

1/4 cup butter, softened
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. devils food cake mix
red food coloring
handful of chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 tub of cream cheese frosting

1. Cream together the butter and cream cheese. Add the egg and vanilla and once mixed in, add in the cake mix a little at a time. The dough gets pretty thick so you might need to mix by hand towards the end. Add red food coloring a few drops at a time, stirring between, until the dough takes on a slightly red color. If you’re adding chocolate chips, mix them in at the end.

2. Roll the dough into balls, place them on a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.

3. Once the cookies are cool. Scoop half a tub of frosting into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for one minute so it gets thin and drizzly. Then drizzle the frosting over the top of the cookies.

Note: You could do this with yellow, vanilla or even lemon cake mix (but they wouldn’t be red velvet cookies so please omit the red food coloring).

Note #2: I think someone makes a mix of red velvet cake mix, obviously that would work in place of the chocolate/food coloring combo too.

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